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Pedro Sánchez is likely to remain the only socialist leading a major European country. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

The dramatic recovery of the Spanish social democratic left in last weekend’s general election is a political event of Europe-wide significance, a har(...)

Marine survival peaked in or around 1986, with approximately 31 of every 100 salmon which set out on the perilous journey from an Irish river to the Atlantic. File photograph: Getty

Ireland is experiencing a parallel decline in wild salmon as Scotland where numbers caught are at their lowest since records were first compiled, acco(...)

Land cleared for crops at the border of indigenous land in the Brazilian Cerrado. Photograph: Larissa Rodrigues

A coalition of more than 600 scientists in the EU, and 300 Brazilian indigenous groups have accused the European Commission of contributing to widespr(...)

The funeral of Brigid Ward (11), who died following collision with a car, took place at Ahascragh, Co Galway. Photograph: Alan Betson

The children and teachers of Eglish national school, Ahascragh were lucky to have “lived, learned and laughed” with their “bright, blue-eyed friend” B(...)

Kraft Heinz took a $15 billion (€13 billion) writedown in February to reflect a decline in the value of some of its biggest brands

Kraft Heinz’s chief executive is leaving the food company after a profit warning that shook the global consumer goods industry. Bernardo Hees will be(...)

A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday for 29 German tourists who died after their bus veered off a steep road, as Germany’s foreign minist(...)

Swift populations are free falling; in the last 15 years, they’ve gone down by 46 per cent. ‘My notebook goes back 40 years,’ says bird expert Eric Dempsey. ‘Their decline has been very dramatic.’

Last summer, ornithologist Will Hayes of Birdwatch Ireland spent four months walking the streets of Tipperary’s towns and villages in search of swift (...)

 Emergency services at the scene of a tourist bus crash in Canico, Santa Cruz, Madeira Island, Portugal, on Wednesday. Photograph: Homem Gouveia/EPA

A bus carrying tourists in Madeira has crashed killing 28 people, an official has said. Local mayor Filipe Sousa told a Portuguese news channel the v(...)

Greek bond yields hit the lowest level in nearly 14 years, highlighting a comeback for the country that was the focal point of a debt crisis which crippled the eurozone a decade ago

Greek bond yields hit the lowest level in nearly 14 years, highlighting a comeback for the country that was the focal point of a debt crisis which cri(...)

Students take part in a strike for action on climate change: Ireland has been singled out for its ‘lack of focus’ on  targets. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A national climate change plan submitted by the Government to the European Commission is “way off track” in meeting targets, according the EU’s leadin(...)

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