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Soldiers work on a map of Poland for the peace conference following the first World War. Photograph: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images

Nearly 100 years ago, the Great War ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. Their military collapse went hand-in-hand with the disappearance from(...)

People attend a protest against the government of prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

The European Union has largely overcome the debt crisis which threatened several national economies at the start of this decade, leading many hostile (...)

Dermot  Murphy’s departure from Aryzta is the latest at the beleaguered owner of Cusine de France. Photograph: iStock

Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has appointed a new European chief , with Gregory Sklikas to succeed Dermot Murphy. Mr Sklikas, former EMEA chief oper(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) accepts the European Commission report from EU commissioner Johannes Hahn, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

A top EU official has urged Macedonia to deepen reforms and end a bitter 27-year-old dispute with Greece, after the European Commission backed the lau(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (right) speaks with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson during a  meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monda. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

EU foreign ministers on Monday expressed “understanding” rather than outright support for the weekend attack on Syria by the US, UK and France, in a p(...)

A scene from ‘Western’

The title is partly in earnest. Valeska Grisebach’s clever, thorny study of toxic masculinity, colonialism, and European fissures plays with the trope(...)

Dan Ahearne: born in Limerick 130 years ago today

Among the famous birthdays of April 12th – although famous might be overstating it now – is that of Dan Ahearne, an Irish and American athlete born in(...)

Migrants, solidarity groups and relatives hold posters during a protest in central Athens against “Fortress Europe” and the EU-Turkey deal, which they allege delayed a rescue operation of a migrant boat in March. Photograph:  Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty

Given that Greece had first-hand experience of a fascist government as recently as 1967-1974, and that today it has a neo-Nazi party lying third in th(...)

Efrem Gidey from Eritrea, a fifth-year student at Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrellstown, Dublin, was praised for his “courage and dedication”. Photograph: Kevin McFeely

An Eritrean student who came to Ireland from a refugee camp in Calais, France has been recognised for his sporting ability after winning the all-Irela(...)

Mary O’Reilly outside her house in Baldoyle, Co Dublin,  with Syrian refugee Wassim Kharita. Photograph: CJ Nash

Mary O’Reilly does not consider opening her home to a stranger a big deal. She grew up in a household of lodgers and knew the empty bedroom could be p(...)

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