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Charlie Flanagan: he said an increase in the number seeking asylum had begun last year following a ‘steady decline’ since 2008.

The number of foreign nationals claiming asylum in the Republic has increased significantly in the first two months of the year. If trends witnessed (...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) accepts the European Commission report from EU commissioner Johannes Hahn, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

A top EU official has urged Macedonia to deepen reforms and end a bitter 27-year-old dispute with Greece, after the European Commission backed the lau(...)

EU high commissioner for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini: “The western Balkans countries are European, and will be part of the European Union.” Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

Turkish accession to the EU should remain on hold because of concerns about human rights abuses, the European Commission has recommended. “Turkey con(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Declan Ganley with his dog Tootsie at his home near Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If Declan Ganley is so rich, I growl to myself, then why can’t he build a proper driveway? I’m struggling up the crater-strewn lane that Google Maps h(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Australia has become the latest country to expel Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain over the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Prime mini(...)

Dublin Airport: Twenty eight thousand people were refused entry to Ireland between 2008 and 2016, according to the Irish Immigrant Support Centre’s  report. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

People refused immigration entry to Ireland who are then held in prisons are being denied basic rights including legal aid, medical treatment and inte(...)

The Peace Bridge is a cycle and footbridge bridge across the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Derry Delight With Channel 4’s hit series Derry Girls shining a light on the city to a whole new audience, the four-star Bishop’s Gate Hotel is offer(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) kisses president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci during a tour of Balkan states last week. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Enlargement of its membership has been the European Union’s most important geopolitical tool to deal with continental instability for four decades. It(...)

People enjoy a winter afternoon on the ice of the frozen Lake of Joux in Le Pont, Switzerland. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Persistent snow and freezing conditions from a Siberian cold snap has badly affected transport and caused a handful of deaths across a swathe of Europ(...)

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