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Antonio Banderas in Genius: Picasso. Photograph: National Geographic/YouTube

Antonio Banderas is having a hard day at the office: he has just died. He has wrapped one of the last days of shooting in Budapest for Genius: Picasso(...)

Sri Lanka: five days in a suite in a fairly high-end beach resort costs less than €100. Photograph: iStock

What if you were to pick your holiday destination based purely on price? What if money was the sole object as opposed to no object? Where could you en(...)

Brothers Fergal and Kevin Quinn, co founders of Hen and Stag Sligo: the business brings €4 million to the town, says Bloomberg. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even as they were polishing the boardroom table in Sligo’s Institute of Technology in preparation for today’s much anticipated Cabinet meeting, news b(...)

Michael Healy Rae: the Kerry TD  lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, as well as two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than a quarter of TDs are landlords while more than a fifth list other occupations in the latest register of TDs interests, published on Wednesda(...)

The Kremlin will be happy with the outlook after the victory of incumbent Milos Zeman’s in the Czech presidential election. It means continued political uncertainty in the Czech Republic, deepening divisions in Europe and another five years in Prague Castle for a critic of western sanctions on Russia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

In the end, Czechs chose Milos Zeman, and fear. Despite enjoying economic growth, the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union and no prospect o(...)

The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Poland were liberated by Soviet forces on January 27th, 1945. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will deliver the keynote address at next Sunday’s National Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration in Dublin’s Mansion House. Th(...)

The views of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, who sees liberal values as inimical to success in “the great global race”, a race in which Russia, China and India are identified as among the strongest contenders, constitutes a clear challenge to European values. Photograph:  Michaela Rehle/Reuters

“If the European Union won’t pay, we’ll apply to China.” These words of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, spoken in Berlin earlier this month, re(...)

Mark O’Halloran and Pat Shortt. Photographs: Alan Betson and Brian McEvoy

When did you last cry? Mark: I’m a great person for crying at films, I have to say. Pat: Yeah Mark: I love when that happens because it means you’r(...)

George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations. He believes Russia is the source of much of the attacks against him, and that it’s personal. “Putin doesn’t like me,” he says. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Fame brings nothing but trouble, George Soros’s father warned him. By concealing his family’s Jewish identity, Tivadar Soros helped save them from dep(...)

More than 2,000 Irish students are currently studying in some of Europe’s premier universities. Photograph: iStock

A few short years ago, thousands of Irish school-leavers were applying for UK-based courses. These numbers have tumbled in more recent times. Higher c(...)

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