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Nora Labo of the Cork Operative Butchers’ Society addresses the committee on Thursday. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

A great number of Romanian workers for years were cheated out of their social security rights in Ireland by the employment agency who was hiring them (...)

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 (...)

Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party launched a 24-hour “anti-Polish hotline”. Photograph: Michael Kooren/File Photo/Reuters

Marcin Kolczynski (37) dropped his mobile phone and dashed towards the waves crashing on to the remote Dutch beach at Julianadorp last weekend. It was(...)

Like a multi-headed hydra, the virus is crushed in one place only to arise someplace else. This is likely to be the pattern for the foreseeable future, with local outbreaks requiring targeted, short-term restrictions while states scramble to limit their spread. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Rollingnews.ie

Five months after Italy took the draconian step of imposing a national quarantine in response to surging Covid-19 case numbers in the north of the cou(...)

Protesters are pictured in Minsk, Belarus after long-time president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the elections by a landslide with 80 per cent of the votes. The opposition does not recognize the results and has questioned the transparency of the counting process. Photograph: Yauhen Yerchak/EPA.

Belarusian pro-democracy activists have pledged to continue their push for regime change despite increasingly violent clashes between police and prote(...)

Ukrainian police detain a man who tried to throw an egg at the Belarusian embassy in Kiev following  Lukashenko’s election win claim. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko

Belarusian police beat and detained peaceful protesters for a second successive night as anger over a disputed election brought thousands of people on(...)

Riot police disperse protesters after polls closed in the Belarus presidential election in Minsk on Sunday. Photograph: Siarhei Leskiec/AFP via Getty Images.

Opponents of Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko have said they are ready for a long struggle to remove him from power, after a presidential elec(...)

Cyclists wear protective face masks as they ride on a street in Antwerp. Britain and Belgium have imposed travel restrictions on one another. Photograph:  Francois Walschaerts/AFP via Getty Images

Authorities issued appeals to the public to don face masks, keep distancing and exercise caution towards travel as a string of countries registered sp(...)

 Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen. Photographs:  Philippe Lopez and Luc Claessen/AFP/Getty via Getty Images)

Dylan Groenewegen has apologised for Wednesday’s Tour of Poland crash which left fellow rider Fabio Jakobsen with life-threatening injuries. Dutchman(...)

Damaged grain silos of Beirut’s harbour  one day after a powerful twin explosion tore through Lebanon’s capital, resulting from the ignition of a huge depot of ammonium nitrate at the  port. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Thirty years after the end of Lebanon’s 15-year civil war, once again Beirut’s lively downtown and port areas have been flattened, though all in one t(...)

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