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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: YURI Kochetkov/Pool/AFP via Getty

Bulgarian prosecutors suspect Russian involvement in a string of arms depot explosions that they say destroyed ammunition bound for Ukraine and Georgi(...)

 European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: “I felt hurt and left alone: as a woman and as a European.” Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

The first female president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has blamed sexism for an incident in which she was left without a chair o(...)

The case arises over a 2008 offence for theft and misuse of an ex-girlfriend’s credit card. File photograph: Getty

The Supreme Court has upheld an order for the surrender to Latvia of a man, living here more than 12 years and married to an Irish citizen, arising ov(...)

Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem: ‘When you get a result, it’s the most wonderful feeling in the world’. Photograph: Morris MacMatzen/Getty

He describes himself as “the only Jew who prays for the good health of Nazis”. As the last Nazi hunter tracking down the last surviving Nazis from the(...)

The report says Ireland is the only country where women are not over-represented in the minimum wage category, with a 50:50 split in terms of gender

There are fewer people on the minimum wage in Ireland at risk of poverty than in any of 14 countries surveyed for a new report by the Economic and Soc(...)

Wear your mask. Photo: iStock

It is not uncommon for a major event or a significant year to give us new words. D-Day, Watergate (and almost any other word you can think of followed(...)

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley says Dundalk “are spending, it’s the biggest I have ever seen in this country so I imagine they’d expect to win everything that’s in their path.” File photograph: Inpho

When these two met for the first time last year, the game seemed to just about have it all: a jam packed stadium, a Puskas award nominated goal and th(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen during an online news conference at the end of a EU summit  in Brussels on  Thursday. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou, Pool Photo via AP

European Union leaders held an online summit this week to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic as they prepare to toughen export controls in an attempt to sp(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron said ‘I support the fact that we must block all exports for as long as some drug companies don’t respect their commitments with Europeans.’ Photograph: Benoit tessier/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has declared the “end of naivety” as the European Union moved to prioritise unmet deliveries of vaccines over exports(...)

Healthcare workers  help a patient in a wheelchair from a  special ambulance   in the town of Semily, Czech Republic.   Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

A fresh wave of Covid-19 infections is sweeping across Europe, threatening a renewed round of restrictions to cope with rising hospitalisations and de(...)

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