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 Award winners Yusra Mardini and Sarah Mardini during the Bambi Awards at Stage Theater in Berlin, Germany in 2016. File photograph: Isa Foltin/Getty Images for Kryolan

Greece’s high-security Korydallos prison acknowledges that Sara Mardini is one of its rarer inmates. For a week, the Syrian refugee, a hero among huma(...)

One of the first  Allsop property auctions in 2011 in  Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Private equity house Pollen Street Capital has bought a significant stake in Irish online auction house BidX1. The British company has also committed (...)

Margaret Kearns with her husband and four children in Amsterdam, where the family have lived for six years.

Several recent reports have found that Dutch teens are among the happiest in the world, and having lived here for almost six years with my family, I h(...)

Greece’s exit from its international bailout is a bittersweet moment – a time for serious reflection rather than jubilation. Millions of Greeks have s(...)

Athens is set to exit its latest bailout on Monday and rely on bond markets thereafter to refinance its debt after a near nine-year debt crisis that shrank its economy by a quarter. Photograph: Getty Images

Greece will be more tightly monitored after it exits the bailout programme than other euro zone state that received similar loans, head of the Europea(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking up where she left off: demanding far-reaching reform of the EU’s so-called Dubl(...)

I have seen them at close of day, grown pale and spectre thin. Running, with vivid faces among grey 18th-century houses. I have passed with a nod of t(...)

Méabh Ní Drisceoil, third secretary in the Irish embassy in Hungary,  meeting president of Hungary János Áder.

Is there more to being a diplomat than truly spoiling guests at the ambassadorial residence with pyramids of gold foil-wrapped chocolates? The Public(...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

The bank holiday weekend is set to be warm in most places but there will be no return to the heatwave that delighted many earlier in the summer. File image:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

The bank holiday weekend is set to be warm in most places but there will be no return to the heatwave that delighted many earlier in the summer. Sat(...)

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