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The departing papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in early 2018. Photograph: Tom Honan

One of the most influential if low-key papal nuncios to serve in Ireland will leave shortly for Prague following the Vatican announcement of his appoi(...)

 Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky  during a meeting with US secretary of defense Lloyd Austin and secretary of state Antony Blinken in Kyiv,Ukraine. Photograph: Ukrainian presidential press service

Russia has unleashed a string of attacks against Ukrainian rail and fuel facilities, striking crucial infrastructure far from the front line of its ea(...)

Aisling and Bébhinn O’Malley off on their island adventures in the late 1980s.

He’d probably be jailed for it these days but the ex used to tie the princesses on top of the bags of turf on the bucket of the Davy Brown tractor aft(...)

‘The community helped me and my family very much. We got accommodation, help with information, school and clothes. Everything. We are very happy.’

Since Olena Shokhina’s arrival to Portlaoise two weeks ago, she has received nothing but warmth and support. Now, in an attempt to give back to the co(...)

Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya’s warlord-leader, announced via his Telegram channel on Sunday that he had personally joined the Russian campaign. Photograph: Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Russia’s faltering war effort in Ukraine has a new face. Garbed in combat fatigues, arm stretched out over a military map in a darkened room, Chechny(...)

Prague Castle, ranked Europe’s third most statistically beautiful landmark, overlooking the Old Town and Vlatava River. Photograph: iStock

Perfect proportions Mathematicians love it, artists swoon over it and, often without realising it, we find it gently pleasing. Now the nicely nerdy t(...)

Kevin Flanagan and his wife Anastasiia Farbun on the bus to the border with Poland

“The sound of the sirens will stay with me. It’s like the wail of the Banshee. It just puts this fear into you,” Dublin man Kevin Flanagan recalls aft(...)

‘Many people are not afraid to fight and I will fight,’ says Paul Niland (49), originally from Dublin, and now living in Kyiv

A number of Irish citizens in Ukraine have decided to ignore the order from the Department of Foreign Affairs to leave, while one has said he is willi(...)

On board the Night Riviera to Cornwall: single-occupancy cabin costs £90 (€108) and, if you are travelling with someone else, a double-occupancy cabin is £120 (€144). Photograph: GWR

If I ever got a reputation for sleeping around, it would be because I’ve always been drawn to the romance of European sleeper trains. For a while, how(...)

Young people  are kept out of the housing market not just by high prices and an inability to save, but by the rise of insecure work contracts. Photograph: iStock

Kim van Sparrentak was sharing her Rotterdam apartment with three flatmates as she campaigned for election to the European Parliament in 2019. “When (...)

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