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Slovak entrepreneur Marian Kocner, accused of ordering the killing of journalist Jan Kuciak,  leaves the courtroom after a preliminary hearing on Thursday. Photograph: Jakub Gavlak/EPA

Four suspects in the murder of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee will go on trial in January after judges ruled on Thursday that ther(...)

Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib, Budapest mayor Gergely Karacsony, Bratislava mayor Matus Vallo and Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski shake hands after signing the Pact of Free Cities at the Central European University in Budapest on Monday. Photograph: Tamas Kaszas/Reuters

The leaders of the so-called Visegrad Four countries have ganged up against Brussels on issues including immigration, climate change and the rule of l(...)

Orla Fox: Railway Union player was on target as Ireland returned to the indoor hockey arena against South Africa  in Durban. South Africa won 2-1.  Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

As part of their preparations for January’s European Indoor Championships in Bratislava, where they will take on Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, (...)

On board EI608 to Amsterdam we popped into the cockpit with the pilot and the fabulous AerLingus flight crew facilitate us selling our story to the flight passengers

They previously outlined what it is and why they did it, here they tell us how it went. The Pre-Race Preparation “If we have to pick which part we(...)

People attend a protest  on the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Slovaks rallied on Thursday to mark a year since the murder of an investigative journalist and his girlfriend, and to renew demands for a(...)

Leo Sharkey in Bratislava

Leo Sharkey, originally from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, arrived in Slovakia last August. He is a lecturer and lawyer in the capital Bratislava. He decid(...)

Daniela Vindisova: “It feels good here. I have never felt like I’m in some kind of minority.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Daniela Vindisova was just 17 when she first left her home in eastern Slovakia to go to college in Bratislava. She speaks five languages and has live(...)

The World Meeting of Families takes place in Dublin in August

The fourth international gathering of the Church Reform Network takes place in Bratislava this week, from June 11th to 15th. This network, which is ma(...)

Newly appointed Slovak interior minister Denisa Sakova: said after being sworn in that she “will try to restore public trust in police that is currently missing”. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia’s president Andrej Kiska and anti-government protesters have criticised the appointment of a ruling party insider as interior minister, amid(...)

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific will operate four direct flights between Dublin and Hong Kong

June in Dublin Airport is going to be all about the East and in particular China. After years of talk about the need for a China flight, two Chinese a(...)

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