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Minister for EU Affairs Helen McEntee: has welcomed the Finnish prioritisation of rule of law in its presidency. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new package of measures from the European Commission to strengthen EU-wide supervision and enforcement of rule-of-law standards was given its first (...)

Ursula von der Leyen will become the first woman – and the first German in half a century – to lead the European Commission after her intensive two-week campaign to win over MEPs produced a narrow parliamentary majority in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Ursula von der Leyen will become the first woman – and the first German in half a century – to lead the European Commission after her intensive two-we(...)

Ursula von der Leyen reacts after the European Parliament voted in favour of her as the new European Commission president. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Newly-elected European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen would back a further Brexit extension beyond October 31st, she told MEPs in Strasbour(...)

Ursula von der Leyen promises much more intensive dialogue with MEPs. Photograph: Getty

“It’s going to be a close call.” Ursula von der Leyen has no illusions about Tuesday’s vote in the European Parliament. The last 12 days has propelle(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy  cross the line to win the Ireland trial. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Rowing might be unique in Irish sport in having two teams that are reigning world champions. And on Friday Ireland go into the final World Cup in Rott(...)

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The urgency to act on climate change has meant that more people than ever before are really thinking about where their power comes from and what kind (...)

  Ursula von der Leyen needs 375 votes for a majority in parliament, but is widely expected to get that. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Just to get the important local news out of the way first. Asked for the first time about Brexit and the backstop, European Commission president-in-w(...)

An Ikea store in Warsaw. The case of the worker fired for posting biblical quotes condemning homosexuality on the company intranet  has been embraced by Poland’s ruling party and Catholic bishops. Photograph:  Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Ikea in Poland is facing boycott calls after it fired a man who posted on its internal computer network biblical quotes condemning homosexuality. The(...)

Best in class: Volkswagen Up The Up (and its all-but identical sister cars, the Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii) might be an ageing design but it’s one tha(...)

Julia Marciniak, who was a waitress at the Ivy restaurant in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

‘Brendan Ogle calls me Rosa Luxemburg, ” says Julia Marciniak. As a waiter at Dublin’s Ivy restaurant, Marciniak recently found herself in the midst o(...)

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