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Victims of the Colombian armed conflict mark International Human Rights Day in Bogotá in December 2018. Colombia and Mexico accounted for just over half of last year’s total of 321 deaths of human rights defenders globally, said the Front Line Defenders report. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

A record number of human rights defenders were murdered during 2018 in a year that saw global progress set back by a rise in populist right-wing polit(...)

 Abbey said production in Ireland would soon be in progress on five projects, “and we are hoping for a useful contribution to our year-end figures”

Housebuilder Abbey has reported a 22 per cent jump in revenue to €111 million for the six months to October. The growth was primarily driven by higher(...)

Right-wing protesters rallying against the UN migration pact in Berlin last weekend. Photograph: Markus Heine/EPA

Bulgaria will not join a United Nations accord on regulating the treatment of migrants worldwide and would not attend the conference marking its forma(...)

“Producing cars in a Co2-neutral manner is only half the battle. Cars must be used in a Co2-neutral manner as well” said Herbert Diess, VW’s chief executive.

2026 is just eight years away - think of it as just two world cups. By that stage the Germans aim to have the lead in electric car development, potent(...)

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place at the Convention Centre in  Dublin. Photograph:  John Sibley/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland avoided the ‘Group of Death’ in the Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday morning, but only just. Originally drawn in Group C al(...)

Peter Conlon:  due to be released from a Swiss jail on December 22nd

Businessman Peter Conlon faces further court actions in Ireland after being jailed for embezzlement in Switzerland last Wednesday. Mr Conlon was jai(...)

Taiwanese will  vote in a referendum to see if the self-ruled island should compete in international sports events  as Taiwan instead of  Chinese Taipei. Photograph: EPA/David Chang

Officials in self-ruled Taiwan have vowed to defend themselves against what they say are efforts by mainland China to swing voters away from the rulin(...)

Demonstrators call for the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, on Saturday, the day marking the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, in front of Prague Castle. Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Czechs have protested against their prime minister, Andrej Babis, and urged him to resign over a string of scandals, including claims fro(...)

 Czech prime minister Andrej Babis: mounting pressure to step down. Photograph:  EPA/Martin Divisek

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis faces mounting pressure to step down, amid extraordinary claims that he forced his son out of the country to stop hi(...)

Minister Michael Creed and Bridget Murphy with Greyhounds Paddy and Skylar. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has paid tribute to the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust as it emerged that the organisation has rehom(...)

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