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Spain and Italy were the two European countries with the highest unemployment rate in April, at 13.8 per cent and 10.2 per cent respectively.

Unemployment in 36 of the world’s economies fell to 5.2 per cent in April, a lower rate than at the height of the previous economic boom. The unempl(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

Inga Ozolina (48)  has said  she was acting in self defence when a knife she was holding caused a fatal stab wound to Audrius Pukas. Photograph: Press 22

The trial of a woman charged with murdering her boyfriend has been told that she had arrived “frantic and distressed” to a friend’s house with a bite (...)

The trial continues before Mr Justice Alexander Owens

A murder trial jury has been shown bloodstained clothing and bedding taken from the room where the body of Audrius Pukas was found. His girlfriend has(...)

Bee campaigners outside the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Campaigners have handed in a letter to the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, calling on him to support the banning of more pesticides which har(...)

Igna Ozolina: denies murder of  Audrius Pukas. Photograph: Press 22

A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court for the trial of a woman accused of murdering a Lithuanian man in C(...)

Diana Bucko: "When everyone else was leaving, I realised I had to move to." Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Growing up in Latvia Diana Bucko’s dream was to join the police. “It was just something in me and nobody could understand where it came from. We had (...)

Local-election candidate: Lekha Menon Margassery, who is running as an Independent in Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Can Irish politics become as diverse as Irish society?  In 2016 Uruemu Adejinmi got in touch with a local Longford general election candida(...)

Patrick and John Collison, co-founders of Stripe. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

From turning around a company’s fortunes to promising funding rounds, the winners for January, February and March of this year’s Irish Times Business (...)

Irish people reported significantly better health than the next healthiest country Cyprus (78 per cent). Photograph: Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty

Irish people believe themselves to be the healthiest in Europe, according to new European Union statistics. Some 83 per cent of Irish people rate the(...)

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