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Marine Le Pen: said France was “a society where the law of armed thugs reigns”. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

It was just a casual remark after her formal speech, but it showed yet again how the leader of the extreme right-wing Front National brings everything(...)

More than 2,000 Irish students are currently studying in some of Europe’s premier universities. Photograph: iStock

A few short years ago, thousands of Irish school-leavers were applying for UK-based courses. These numbers have tumbled in more recent times. Higher c(...)

Professor Fergal Malone said his experience as a doctor showed it was “not a given” that parents will opt for a termination if their unborn child is to be born with a chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a “fallacy and a myth” to suggest that a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome leads automatically to abortion, the master of the Rotunda Hospital(...)

Chris Cox: ‘I am privileged to play a part in one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Northern Europe at the moment.’

I have been commuting weekly between Kildare and Copenhagen for the past 6½ years. Although the children were born abroad, in 2007 my wife and I, bo(...)

Partners in the project include two tank-based salmon smolt production units in Co Donegal. File Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Environmental conflicts over fish farming may be reduced if new EU-funded research on land-based aquaculture bears fruit. The two-year project involv(...)

Over the past decade, 356,600 Irish-born people have emigrated. Photograph: iStock

Michael Noonan’s quip in 2012 about emigration being a “free choice of lifestyle” for young people must be one of the most defining quotes of the rece(...)

 An undated photograph of the bottle of Russo-Baltique vodka which was stolen from Cafe 33 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photograph: Brian Ingberg/EPA

Danish police are investigating the theft of what is said to be the world’s most expensive bottle of vodka. The bottle of Russo-Baltique, which was s(...)

In all, some 3,600 inspections took place at sea, inshore and on landings of both Irish and foreign vessels in 2017.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 580 vessels from states other than Ireland were inspected at sea during 2017 by the Naval Service. In all, some 3,600 inspections took plac(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Brenna Cahill: ‘The thermometer just hit 34 degrees Celsius (it’s 11am). I have never experienced a December like this.’

This week, Irish Times Abroad readers have been telling us how they will be spending Christmas Day, from Puglia in Italy to Bali in Indonesia. Joy Fl(...)

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