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Children having lunch at school in Finland. Every child is entitled to a hot meal every day. Photograph:  Fishman Ullstein/Getty

No Child 2020 is a new initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. We expl(...)

“Plastic security trays, which we all have to handle, were found to have the highest concentration of viruses.” Photograph: iStock

Fingers crossed – early indications are that this won’t be an especially virulent flu season. But there are plenty of other seasonal bugs whose preval(...)

Travellers wait at the train station in Kauniainen, Finland. Photograph: Lena Mucha/The New York Times

Jan Mattlin was having what counts as a bad day in Kauniainen. He had driven to the town’s train station and found nowhere to park. Mildly piqued, he (...)

A man walks past the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. The compromised material provides insight into Europe’s struggle to understand the political turmoil engulfing three continents. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Hackers infiltrated the European Union’s diplomatic communications network for years, downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns about an un(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  delivers a speech during the European People’s Party (EPP) congress in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/Bloomberg.

The drafting of provisions for an all-UK cutoms union in the Brexit talks remains deeply problematic for several EU member states, Taoiseach Leo Varad(...)

The junior doctor, who was working in a hospital maternity unit, said he was never taught how to examine a pregnant woman, the court noted. Photograph: Istock

It is “absolutely essential” that foreign doctors working in Ireland have qualifications that are valid, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. The High Co(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipila (right)  at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Helsinki. Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP

Taoiseach Leo Vardakar has set out a second key condition for acceptance by Ireland of any Brexit backstop review mechanism currently being proposed b(...)

A Salomon store in Beijing, China. The  maker of Wilson tennis rackets and Salomon hiking boots has a current market value of about €3.4 billion. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Finnish sportswear group Amer Sports said on Tuesday it had received an indication of interest in an €4.6 billion all-cash buyout from a consortium co(...)

CityJet CEO Pat Byrne and Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh

CityJet will operate its Dublin to London City Airport service on behalf of Aer Lingus under a new deal that will see the airline swap its brand for t(...)

A makeshift memorial to US senator John McCain, who died on Saturday night.  Photograph: Robyn Beck / AFP

Donald Trump bowed to pressure and ordered flags to be flown at half-mast to honour John Mc Cain, following widespread criticism of his response to th(...)

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