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 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: made the fight against immigration and what he calls EU meddling the key planks of his bid for re-election next year. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A furious Hungarian government has vowed to continue fighting against the European Union’s refugee quotas for member states, after the bloc’s highest(...)

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Seán Kyne: said Irish recognised as official and working language in EU, and new jobs will offer practical reasons for young people to study Irish. Photograph: Alan Betson

Up to 180 EU jobs for Irish speakers are expected to become available in Brussels and Luxembourg by the end of 2021, it was announced yesterday at th(...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

Students seeking to study through Irish are attracted by the prospect of well-paid jobs interpreting and translating texts and legislation into Irish in the EU’s institutions

Irish universities offer a range of options for those wishing to take postgraduate courses through Irish. New employment opportunities have emerged(...)

The prospect of a British exit would deprive Ireland of one of its main EU allies

The British deal reached on Friday night in Brussels represents a feat of diplomacy if nothing else by the European Union. After 40 hours of negotia(...)

Ireland’s ‘stable political environment’ is quoted as one of the principal reasons for its relatively high ranking among 230 other destinations.

Dublin has been ranked 33rd on a list measuring quality of living in cities throughout the world. As Ireland prepares to take to the polls, the coun(...)

British prime minister David Cameron. “The odd way in which the threat of a British exit makes the notion of Europe interesting again is actually quite familiar.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Most ideas prove themselves by working well. The idea of Europe, on the other hand, seems to be most powerful when it’s going disastrously wrong. Over(...)

Hot air ballooning in the Alps
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  • February 20, 2016, 04:00

For a week in mid-winter every year, a small, cuckoo-clock Swiss village is invaded by a multicoloured airborne flotilla, and after sunset its bars a(...)

The Second Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court: Samuel Beckett would have been struck by the theatrical overtones of a nation that sees itself as a hostage to EU and ECB fortunes. Photograph:  Uli Deck/EPA

Samuel Beckett would have been delighted by Tuesday’s hearing at Germany’s constitutional court. The red-robed Karlsruhe judges trooped in to hear arg(...)

Shooting for the stars

“Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognised it can be put to use.” – Johannes Kepler. The 1963 film, The Mouse on the Moon (sequel to be(...)

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