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An employee fills doner meat into a kebab bread in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/EPA

European Union lawmakers are deliberating the composition of kebab meat as they tackle the bloc’s latest dispute over food safety. The European Parli(...)

The scene of the crash on Adelaide Road in Dublin in August. Photograph: Jeremy Crain

A 24-year-old man struck by a car while walking on a footpath in Dublin died due to traumatic brain injury, an inquest has heard. Benjamin Renard, a (...)

Laurent Wauquiez (42) succeeded Nicolas Sarkozy as leader of the right-wing Les Républicains after a campaign in which he positioned himself on a Catholic, identity-based platform. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters
France: The right regroups

It’s difficult for a party to lose an internal leadership election, but Les Républicains, France’s centre-right opposition bloc, has form in such thin(...)

Marine Scotland says artisanal hand cutting, or picking, wild seaweed has far less environmental impact than mechanised harvesting. File photograph: Getty Images

A west Cork-based environmental group has said it is “utterly disappointed” with Minister for Housing Damien English for failing to consult it before (...)

Skincare company Yves Rocher is closing its Cork operation. Photograph: iStock

The Government and IDA Ireland have been urged to renew their efforts to create new jobs for the northside of Cork city following the announcement of (...)

No plan B: the One Planet Summit is being held two years to the day since the landmark Paris accord on climate change was agreed. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

France will push for a European financial-transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers have said ahead (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and French president Emmanuel Macron: “France judges the recent statements by the US president as contrary to international law and dangerous for peace,” said Mr Macron. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer

French president Emmanuel Macron called on the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, to freeze the colonisation of the West Bank as a gesture fo(...)

Tomio Okamura, the anti-Islam and Eurosceptic leader of the Czech Republic’s Freedom and Direct Democracy party, which came fourth in parliamentary elections in October. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

With its foaming pints of beer, plates of pork and dumpling and walls covered with pictures of old Prague, Stare Casy is a typical Czech pub in the Go(...)

Gilles Simeoni,  candidate for the Pé a Corsica nationalist party, celebrates after December 3rd’s  first-round election results.  Photograph: Pascal  Pochard-Casabianca/AFP/Getty

Corsican nationalists appear certain to win an absolute majority on Sunday in elections to a new assembly that will merge three former administrative (...)

Francis Denvir on his 100th brthday in 2015. Photograph: Denis Boyle

Mourners were asked “to remember and honour those men who gave their lives for freedom and democracy” at the funeral of one of Ireland’s longest survi(...)

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