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Partners in the project include two tank-based salmon smolt production units in Co Donegal. File Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Environmental conflicts over fish farming may be reduced if new EU-funded research on land-based aquaculture bears fruit. The two-year project involv(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney:  will be written to by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign  chairwoman Fatin al-Tamimi about Israel’s travel ban. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Israel’s decision to blacklist the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and block the group’s more than 400 members from entering the country has bee(...)

Two reindeer in a snow storm in Tisnes, Troms county, Norway. Photograph: Stephen Starr

This winter, Sami reindeer herder Risten Aleksandersen and her family are facing a major threat to their age-old way of life. The Aleksandersens have (...)

Last year the Dublin institute lobbied the department for funding to set up a forum for sharing information and planning strategies to deal with the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

The Department of Foreign Affairs expressed reservations about a proposal from the Institute of International and European Affairs think tank to set (...)

 Former British  prime minister Tony Blair: He said last month’s deal between Theresa May and the EU on Northern Ireland had  exposed the central dilemma of Brexit

Tony Blair has warned against “a certain fatalism” in Europe over Brexit which ignores the damage Britain’s departure will do to the European Union it(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis, prime minister Theresa May, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. File photograph: Eric Vidal/Pool/EPA

The UK Cabinet is, at last, getting around to discussing the sort of trade agreement it wants to have with the EU after it has left. It intends to ma(...)

A remarkable feature of the phase one Brexit discussions was the manner in which the EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, skilfully ensured that the 27 remaining states maintained a cohesion and unity of purpose. Photograph: Getty Images

When EU leaders at their December summit finally opened the second chapter of the great Brexit negotiations saga, two great imponderables hung over th(...)

Norwegian singer Sigrid: Youthful magnetism. Photograph: Berit Roald/EPA

What: 2018’s pop poppet is bound to go interstellar Where: Norway Why: The music industry is always looking for the next big thing. The story goes t(...)

A pod of killer whales swimming in a fjord in Skjervoy, Norway. Photograph: Stephen Starr

At 480km inside the Arctic Circle we are further north than almost anywhere in Alaska. Our journey begins by heading out of Tromso, the so-called capi(...)

Colleen Hennessy with her son Thomas at their home on the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry.

“There is a smell of ketones off him,” said the public health nurse. She sat on our couch, drinking a cup of tea made by my husband and told me my ne(...)

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