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Declan O’Callaghan: ‘In this pub I’ve watched people grow up, get married, have babies and get divorced’

When the Iron Curtain fell 30 years ago and capitalism took hold across the old communist bloc, western investors rediscovered a host of great Europea(...)

George M Cohan and Ida Darling in Broadway Jones in 1917. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

To celebrate Heritage Week, we’re focusing on this year’s theme of “past times” - reflecting on the popular culture which came from the movement of Ir(...)

Thurles native Charles Griffin in his pub, Jack Doyle’s in Budapest.  “It’s a real outdoor city, people are active, there’s a lot to do here.”

“It’s a very safe city. You just get a feel when you are here that maybe we don’t have the influences of other progressive societies but there is no o(...)

European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans addresses a news conference  in Brussels, Belgium, in February  2018. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

As I started to pen this missive – Tuesday – Frans Timmermans was still a runner to be the next European Commission president. By the afternoon the Eu(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk and Estonian prime minister Juri Ratas attend a roundtable at the council’s summit  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/Pool via Reuters

After a day and night of frantic bilateral meetings with fellow EU leaders, and precious little sleep, European Council president Donald Tusk will rec(...)

Spectators wait for Ironman Cork competitors to pass by, at Youghal, Co Cork. Photograph: ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Two weather warnings were in place on Sunday, as heavy rain hit Ireland. Met Éireann put in place a status yellow rainfall warning for Cork and Wate(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

The Mermaid, a Hungarian boat which sank in the Danube river near Margrit bridge in Budapest, after bring lifted from the water during a salvage operation on Tuesday.  Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Hungarian police are stepping up their investigation into the sinking of the Hableany pleasure boat in Budapest, after it was raised from the Danube a(...)

The cruise ship MSC Opera lost control and crashed against a smaller tourist boat at the San Basilio dock in Venice. Photograph: Reuters

A cruise ship collided with a dock and a tourist boat in Venice on Sunday, injuring four people, the local port authority said. MSC Cruises said the (...)

A search operation continues near the Margaret bridge on the Danube river after a boat carrying South Korean tourists capsized in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

A Hungarian court has ordered the arrest of the captain of a passenger cruiser that collided with a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube, killing(...)

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