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Ireland is teaming up with Belgium and France to co-fund the research aimed at improving potato sales. Photograph: iStock

Young people are being targeted in a €1 million bid to safeguard the future of the humble potato after a campaign focusing on women appears to have ar(...)

Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, speaks to the media outside the Cabinet Office, in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Talks between the British government and the DUP are expected to continue through the weekend after what the party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds describ(...)

Dublin port. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The value of Irish goods exports hit a record €13.7 billion in January while the UK accounted for less than 10 per cent of Irish exports for the first(...)

Victor Polster as Lara

There is no easy way of addressing a nuanced subject such as sex reassignment. Every creative choice risks destabilising the structure and causing an (...)

British prime minister Theresa May does have a chance of persuading the 10 DUP MPs to change their minds through actions taken in London rather than on the continent. Photograph: Reuters/Henry Nicholls

MPs on Thursday will face a clear choice: pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal by next Wednesday or face a lengthy extension of the article 50 deadline. D(...)

Carnival parade in the streets of Aalst: the raucous three-day Belgian carnival is  formally recognised by Unesco.  Photograph: Jonas Roossens/AFP/Getty

Aalst’s parade of floats on the Sunday before Lent is above all about causing offence and shamelessly pillorying the powerful. Copious quantities of d(...)

 Mehdi Nemmouche:  the  quadruple murder  was the first in a wave of terrorist attacks carried out by Isis in Europe. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Mehdi Nemmouche, the Frenchman who murdered four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels on May 24th, 2014, will serve a life sentence in France, a 12(...)

Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union,  greets British prime minister Theresa May before a news conference in Strasbourg, France, on Monday.  Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The British government claimed on Monday night it had won legally binding changes to the Northern Ireland backstop after the European Union agreed to (...)

The number of customs, safety and security, and transit declarations filled out after Brexit may surge from five million annually to about 50 million if the UK crashes out.

Up to 3,000 extra customs agents and a €50 million fund to train them will be required to process the surge in the volume of declarations on traded go(...)

Girl: Victor Polster as Lara

Lukas Dhont’s film Girl, which won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, is inspired by the dancer Nora Monsecour. They’re happy with it. Why aren’t others? (...)

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