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The departing papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in early 2018. Photograph: Tom Honan

One of the most influential if low-key papal nuncios to serve in Ireland will leave shortly for Prague following the Vatican announcement of his appoi(...)

Ukrainian servicemen fire shells from a mortar from their position near Kharkiv on May 9th. Photograph: EPA/Stringer

Ukraine says its troops are retaking territory in its eastern Kharkiv province as Moscow’s forces focus on seizing control of the Donbas region to the(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Monday. Photograph: Vivien Benko Cher/EPA

The Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán has refused to sign off on a fresh package of European Union sanctions on Russia, delaying agreement on measu(...)

Ukrainian president  Volodymyr Zelensky urged EU states to act together on the latest sanctions against Russia. Photograph: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/EPA

in Brussels Leaders of G7 states and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold talks on Sunday as he pushes western powers to accelerate weapo(...)

UCD director of enterprise and commercialisation Tom Flanagan  and Hugh Sheehy, CEO and co-founder of Go Eve. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With the ever-growing demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging points, and the seeming sluggishness of the rollout of a truly nationwide network of s(...)

A Ukranian serviceman at the scene  of a destroyed home  in the village of Yatskivka, eastern Ukraine,  on April 16thn. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images

It began with heavy shelling overnight that levelled three-storey residential blocks, hit the town’s nursing home and left four-foot deep craters in t(...)

Slovak foreign minister Ivan Korcok at a joint press conference following a meeting of the Central Five in the Czech Republic on   April 12th, 2022.  Foreign ministers of the  five countries – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia –  discussed the war in Ukraine. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Driving back to his village near the Ukrainian border earlier this month, the mayor had to stop to let a train pass, and assumed he would not have to (...)

Bodies  are exhumed from a mass grave at  a  church in  Bucha, Ukraine. Photograph:   Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty

Russia has rejected US allegations that it is committing genocide in Ukraine, where president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Kyiv’s military needs more heav(...)

Shawn and Olesea Kell, Natalia Danilova and her son Timofey, and her mother, Tatiana Boiko in the Kells’s apartment in  Chisinau, the Moldovan capital

located just hours from heavy fighting, Moldovans fear the Kremlin’s violent aspirations to rebuild an imperial Russia Shawn Kell, an American, (...)

Paxlovid being manufactured in Freiburg, Germany. Photograph: Pfizer/EPA

A new pill that can prevent death from Covid-19 is being made available from next week, but only to hospital inpatients. Paxlovid, hailed as a “game-(...)

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