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Bologna, Italy

You made it through January, it must be time to reward yourself by planning a weekend away in the spring. There is nothing wrong with the classics – s(...)

A sign is seen during an anti-Brexit demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in London. File photograph: Hannah McKay

As the countdown clock continues to tick down to the UK’s departure from the European Union with no agreement in place, the chances of Brexit being de(...)

The bales of cocaine found in the cargo hold of the ship. Photograph: Cape Verde Judicial Police

The former garda who leads Europe’s “first line of defence” against drug smuggling has described last week’s seizure of cocaine worth €800 million in (...)

Senhora da Rocha, near Armação de Pêra in the Algarve, Portugal. Photograph: iStock

Jane Shortall was born in Ireland then lived in south west France for years, where she wrote about her life for various Irish, English and US publicat(...)

The Kleinmann family in April 1938, taken in Vienna: Herta, Gustav, Kurt, Fritz, Tini and Edith. Photograph: Peter Patten

Holocaust memoirs are many. Kurt Kleinmann makes it his business to lay his hands on every last one of them: “I have a need to not forget,” he states (...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

Residents of the impoverished Bairro da Jamaica stage a protest in front of City Hall. Photograph:  Corbis via Getty Images

From time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica, craning their necks for a peek at the neighbourhood that’s been in th(...)

Many European mainlanders remember ‘the squelch of carts laden with possessions on muddy tracks’. Above, the evacuation of Paris in 1940. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does the EU want? This simple question has foxed Brits throughout the Brexit talks. It is alleged that Brussels is desperate to retain Britain; t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

We’re lucky enough in Europe to have ‘living museums’ in many of our towns and villages. Photograph: Getty Images

Holidays, like everything else in life, change as your children grow up. Travelling with toddlers means a focus on equipment, logistics and fear of th(...)

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