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Rhys Davies: “Irish people, with their adventurous spirit, great work ethic, adaptability and social intelligence, are well-positioned to be successful here.”

Halfway through college, Rhys Davies decided that studying marketing wasn’t for him. “I’d been working in the Bloody Stream pub part-time, since I wa(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev speaks on the night of the referendum on changing Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/File Photo/Reuters

The referendum in Macedonia on September 30th was a massive Yes vote for a change of name to “Republic of North Macedonia”, but the low turnout (less (...)

Central Criminal Court heard  the girl (16) and her 15-year-old friend  arrived at the circus after consuming ‘a considerable amount’ of vodka. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A Bulgarian circus worker who had sex with a drunken underage girl in Cork has received a prison sentence of two years with six months suspended. Tsv(...)

Protesters in Sofia. With incomes as little as a tenth of the EU top earners, Bulgaria is the poorest member state, followed by Romania, Croatia, Poland and Hungary. File photograph: Stoyan Nenov

Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest state, is playing very slow catch-up with western Europe. Read our three-part series on wealth in Europe, “Rich land, poor (...)

Bulgaria’s Central Bank  in Sofia. While on average the top one-fifth of people in EU states earn 5.2 times more than the bottom one-fifth, in Bulgaria the haves make more than eight times more than the have-nots. Photograph: Getty

Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest state, is playing very slow catch-up with western Europe. Read our three-part series, “Rich land, poor land”, on wealth in (...)

A portrait of murdered Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova during a candlelit vigil in the city of Ruse. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

German police have arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, as officials in her homeland played down susp(...)

Comedian Amy Schumer is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the proposed confirmation of supreme court nominee  Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed as a US supreme court justice this weekend after Republican senator Susan Collins said she would endorse h(...)

Demonstrators hold Greek flags as they protest against a referendum to re-name Macedonia, in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, last Sunday. Photograph:  Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

With a northern arm of the Aegean Sea at her back, Giorgia Bitakou unfurls a blue flag emblazoned with an ancient Greek symbol of the sun and raises i(...)

The Brazilian population in Ireland has also increased substantially in recent years with 13,640 living in the State. Photograph: iStock

The number of Spaniards living in the State has risen by more than three-quarters in recent years while the Romanian population has grown 69 per cent,(...)

Ireland must ramp up security measures against the spread of a deadly disease threatening pig farmers across Europe, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned.

Ireland must ramp up security measures against the spread of a deadly disease threatening pig farmers across Europe, Minister for Agriculture Michael (...)

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