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Under the ‘country of origin’ principle, a broadcaster with a licence in any EU state can broadcast into any other EU market. Photograph: iStock.

The broadcasting regulator is in talks with two UK-licensed broadcasters about obtaining new European Union licences after Brexit, but a hoped-for int(...)

Children at the al-Hawl  camp, which is saturated by civilians fleeing Baghouz, the last pocket in Syria held by Islamic State. Photograph: Laurence Geai/Le Monde

Unlike many western European countries, the State has taken a relatively benign approach to the question of what to do with jihadists returning from S(...)

Senior management of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have begun exploratory merger talks

The senior management of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have begun exploratory merger talks on Sunday after the executive boards of Germany’s two large(...)

Dublin placed 32nd in Mercer’s safety ranking. Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranked in 33rd place, ahead of London, Paris and Madrid, in a quality of living survey that took more than 230 cities into account. Human res(...)

Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

People pray by the restored monument of  late Fr Henryk Jankowski in Gdansk: supporters accuse Polish liberals of a witch hunt  against traditional Catholic values. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Bartosz Banka

For the second time in a month, the statue of a polarising Polish priest has vanished from the streetscape of Gdansk. Councillors in the northern Bal(...)

Germans celebrate as the Berlin Wall is opened in November 1989. Had you asked which countries would benefit most from the collapse of communism, Ireland wouldn’t have featured. Photograph: Patrick Piel/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

There’s something exciting and substantial about Berlin. The city exudes history. Bismarck and Hitler are here, but also Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg and(...)

Two soldiers lower the  Irish flag  outside the General Post Office in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland is a country united by geography and divided by history. In James Joyce’s great novel Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist and an Iri(...)

Lesbian activists Hiroko Masuhara (front left) and her partner Koyuki Higashi (front right) hold a banner reading, ‘congrats on the same sex partnership statute’ as transgender activist Fumino Sugiyama and gay activist Gon Matsunaka (right) hold another banner behind them after Tokyo’s Shibuya ward recognised same-sex partnerships outside the Shibuya city hall in Tokyo in this photo taken on March 31st, 2015. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Tokyo’s most popular cruising spot for gay men is a seven-storey building tucked off a back street near the Shinjuku business and shopping area. On F(...)

The BBC’s coverage of the UK’s departure from the European Union has been ‘distinctly lacking in curiosity and depth’ about Ireland, a review by a former executive at the British broadcaster states. Photograph: Daniel Leal Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The BBC missed the Irish dimension of Brexit, and its coverage of the UK’s departure from the European Union has been “distinctly lacking in curiosity(...)

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