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People pray around Saint George, one of the 11 rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia, an ancient site that draws tens of thousands of foreign tourists every year. According to legend, angels helped King Lalibela build the churches in the 11th and 12th century after he received an order by God to create a new Jerusalem in Ethiopia. Photograph: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

In the early morning light in Lalibela, while tourists are still in bed or perhaps just making it to breakfast, crowds of Ethiopians clad in white sha(...)

Minister for Justice wants European football’s governing body to do more to allay safety concerns.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has criticised European football’s governing body Uefa after safety concerns prompted Arsenal midfielder Henrikh(...)

 Ireland’s Sarah McTernan will be singing 22, written by a team of Dutch songwriters, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Lili Forberg

First of all, when is the Eurovision on? This year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel between May 14th and 18th. As is cu(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini:  said ministers had made it clear that the International Atomic Energy Agency was the only body that could legitimately verify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal. Photograph: EPA

The US needs to exercise “maximum restraint” to avoid escalating its dispute with Iran over the nuclear deal, EU foreign ministers in Brussels  t(...)

The Panama Papers reporting grew out of a trove of files leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly a fifth of countries in which the Panama Papers investigation was reported saw at least one instance of concrete reform, researchers from the U(...)

The Department of Justice said it was consulting with “stakeholders” such as the Department of Children, the Garda and the HSE to ensure it met all the provisions of the agreement

Ireland is one of only three European countries, along with Azerbaijan and Armenia, yet to ratify an international agreement to prevent the sexual abu(...)

Armenian Hayarpi Tamrazyan (second left) speaks during a press conference in Bethel Church on Wednesday after a continious church services was stopped. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

It was one of the longest religious ceremonies ever recorded, lasting for more than three months and involving nearly 1,000 pastors and priests. But (...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

 Nikol Pashinyan is a former newspaper editor who was jailed for fomenting unrest in 2008. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images

Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan consolidated a strong mandate for the revolution that swept him to power this year as his party won a sweeping(...)

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place at the Convention Centre in  Dublin. Photograph:  John Sibley/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland avoided the ‘Group of Death’ in the Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday morning, but only just. Originally drawn in Group C al(...)

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