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Mary McAleese at the Irish Embassy in  London. Photograph: Irish Embassy/@IrelandEmbGB

Former president Mary McAleese has described herself as heartbroken by Brexit, adding that “we’re all going to be to some extent broken by it”. Spea(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel greets French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday during German-French government consultations near Gransee in Germany. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

The Republic has joined 11 other euro-zone countries in signing a joint email urging a wide-ranging discussion among European Union leaders next week (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at the National Library in Riga during the President’s State visit to Latvia. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins has called for the European Union’s smaller states to make their voices heard and take a leading role in deciding the futu(...)

Cern’s Large Hadron Collider:  “If Ireland is serious about being part of the international science community, then we ought to be part of Cern. We are increasingly isolated by not being a member,” says Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Actions speak louder than words. Despite all the parroting about the knowledge economy, Ireland remains outside the premier particle physics lab in th(...)

Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates winning the French Open by kissing the trophy. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Strength comes in all shapes and sizes. At 5ft 6in, officially, Simona Halep is not blessed in terms of simple physical stature. But the Romanian is a(...)

Adrian Coman, who took a case  on the rights of same-sex unions, at a press conference in Bucharest, Romania. File photograph: Daniel  Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

EU countries that have not legalised same-sex marriage must respect the residency rights of spouses who are of the same sex and want to live together (...)

Dermot Desmond, who owns a 33 per cent stake in Rietumu Banka in Latvia. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dermot Desmond-backed Rietumu Banka in Latvia delivered an increase in profit in the first quarter as it kept a tight rein on expenses and the lender’(...)

Mohammed ‘Romi’ Ramzan (40) booked tickets for more than 100 brides to fly from Latvia and take part in sham marriages.

It seems like a case DCI John Barnaby would beaver away at on ITV’s Midsomer Murders. But the arrest of a middle-aged cricketer in his whites in north(...)

Mohammed ‘Romi’ Ramzan (40) booked tickets for more than 100 brides to fly from Latvia and take part in sham marriages.

A cricketer playing a game in north Co Dublin got a nasty surprise as he strolled off the pitch last week when undercover gardaí moved in and arrested(...)

Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys announced a scheme to address labour shortages in horticulture, meat processing and dairying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expanded worker permit system offers hope that acute labour shortages in Irish agri-food businesses will ease, according to employers in the sector(...)

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