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Spain and Italy were the two European countries with the highest unemployment rate in April, at 13.8 per cent and 10.2 per cent respectively.

Unemployment in 36 of the world’s economies fell to 5.2 per cent in April, a lower rate than at the height of the previous economic boom. The unempl(...)

Of the 30 European countries studied, more people in Ireland had used cocaine in the ‘last 12 months’ than any other nation apart from the United Kingdom and Spain. File photograph: Getty Images

The use of cocaine and crack cocaine is growing faster in the Republic than in most European countries and cocaine has become purer and more plentiful(...)

Protesters during a rally demanding the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis in Prague on Wednesday. Photograph: Bundas Engler/Reuters

Billionaire Czech prime minister Andrej Babis has dismissed huge street protests demanding his resignation and denounced a European Commission audit i(...)

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, US president Donald Trump and Melania Trump during  commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, England. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth was joined by world leaders including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday, paying person(...)

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Investment by foreign companies into Ireland increased by 52 per cent last year despite Europe as a whole seeing a dip in such investment, according t(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

 Croatian citizens at a political rally in  Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bat/ EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Manfred Weber, her compatriot and leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), rejected nationalism and advocated (...)

Yellow-vest (gilets jaunes) protestors at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a demonstration over high fuel prices in December, 2018. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Emmanuel Macron’s party is in danger of losing Sunday’s European Parliament elections in France to far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement Nati(...)

Darryl McNally, the company’s master distiller.

The Dublin Liberties Distillery, which officially opened its new facility and visitor centre after a €10 million investment, more than doubled its los(...)

A service user at Merchant’s Quay drop-in centre for homeless people. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Martin had been living in Ireland for nearly a decade when he became homeless. The Polish man, who had been a construction worker, was forced to move (...)

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