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Viktor Olaru pictured leaving the Four Courts last month. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who had sued for damages claiming he would be chronically injured for the rest of his life after a collision at a roundabout had his action thro(...)

Maia Sandu: “Moldovans want a state that does not steal from them. A state that does not protect thieves.” Photograph:  EPA/Dumitru Doru

Moldova’s incoming president Maia Sandu has pledged to fight corruption and strengthen the economy while seeking good relations with Russia and the We(...)

Belarusians living in Ukraine along with their supporters and Ukrainian activists lay flowers and candles at a symbolic memorial for Roman Bondarenko in Kiev. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Thousands of Belarusians have taken to the streets to denounce the country’s autocratic president Alexander Lukashenko and to honour a pro-democracy p(...)

Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

In this photo released by Ministry of Defense of Armenia on Tuesday, an Armenian soldier fires an artillery piece during fighting with Azerbaijan’s forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph: Ministry of Defense of Armenia via AP

The resumption of fighting in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh has already taken a heavy toll. Each side – Armenia and Azerbaijan – disputes t(...)

The late Anatolie Butucel, from Durlesti, close to the capital of Moldova:  was working in a chip shop in Crumlin.

The body of the man who died in last Monday’s N7 collision is due to be flown back to his native Moldova today. Anatolie Butucel (45) died in the ear(...)

The Passat drove off the wrong way down an exit ramp onto the N7 at the Kingswood intersection

The man who died on Monday after a car driving the wrong way down the N7 hit his vehicle has been named locally as Anatolie Butucel. The 45-year-old,(...)

Testing for Covid-19. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg/File

Migrant workers in some Irish meat plants say they have suffered increased discrimination during the Covid-19 pandemic and believe factories are (...)

Family members of Imad Zahr al-Din, a worker at the port of Beirut who was killed in the massive explosion a week prior, mourn during his funeral at his home village of Burj Rahal, near Tyre in southern Lebanon on Tuesday. Photograph:  Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images

      Angry and grieving protesters on Tuesday read aloud the names of at least 171 people killed in last week’s explosion at Beirut(...)

The vessel Rhosus. According to Lebanese  reports, officials are investigating whether the  recent major blast in Beirut was caused by  ammonium-nitrate that allegedly originated from the  vessel.  Photograph: EPA/Tony Vrailas

Hidden behind the tragedy of Tuesday’s deadly explosion in Beirut is the more pervasive travesty of the abandonment of ships, seafarers and cargo, and(...)

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