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Judit Polgár: “It’s very important where you put your goals. If my goal hadn’t been to be in the absolute best category, I would not have been able to be for 26 years the number one in the ladies’ category.” Photograph: Stefan64

“Without work, talent is lost,” said the “queen of chess”. It has been a long, hard journey for Judit Polgár. Speaking at an event held this week by (...)

An Afghan mother  with her baby daughter in Malakassa refugee camp, Greece,  where about 700 refugees await their fate. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Three countries – Hungary, Poland and Austria – have not taken in a single asylum seeker under an EU relocation scheme agreed at the height of the re(...)

Britain’s Prince Philip has shocked and sometimes delighted the public with his outspoken comments.  File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who has announced he will retire from royal duties in the Autumn, has perhaps been best known for h(...)

Irish students graduate as doctors of veterinary medicine in Budapest (from left):  Franzi Kluge, Sweden; Serena Iceton, Tara, Co Meath; Aoife Kinston, Skibbereen, Co Cork and Delf Jansson, Navan, Co Meath with their  doctorates in veterinary medicine.

After she had been studying in Budapest for just one month, Serena Iceton’s mother asked her if she would rather be at University College Dublin. “I t(...)

Thousands of Hungarians, mostly students, protesting on Saturday against what they said were attempts from the right-wing government to silence critical voices. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has dismissed protests against his alleged crackdown on civil society and a major university, calling them part (...)

 Demonstrators protesting  at  an  amendment to   Hungarian higher education law seen by many as an action to close the Central European University. Photograph: EPA/Janos Marjai

Hungarian president Janos Ader signed a controversial law on Monday that could force the renowned Central European University to leave Budapest.  (...)

 Former Conservative leader Michael Howard said Theresa May would be willing to go to war with Spain to protect Gibraltar’s sovereignty. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

On this week’s World View podcast, a little storm has erupted over promises from the European Union that Spain will have a veto on any post-Brexit tra(...)

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Dublin has come out top in a list of potential EU cities that London-based bankers should move to after Brexit, according to a new study. The index (...)

Coindrum founder and 2016 Irish Times Innovation Award category winner Lukas Decker: The system provides travellers with a printed voucher worth 10 per cent more than the value of their coins which can by spent at duty free outlets. Photograph: Coindrum

Almost everyone who has ever travelled abroad knows the story; you’ve been on a romantic city break in Budapest or a sun holiday in Split and you come(...)

The Lexicon library and cultural centre in Dún Laoghaire by Carr Cotter Naessens Architects. Photograph: Eric Luke

Merrion Cricket Club and a school in Inchicore are on the 40-strong shortlist for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van de(...)

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