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Leo Sharkey in Bratislava

Leo Sharkey, originally from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, arrived in Slovakia last August. He is a lecturer and lawyer in the capital Bratislava. He decid(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “In effect Hungary set the direction without serious consequences.”  Photograph: Daniel Kasap/EPA

The disciplines of the EU accession process tend to have strong liberalising effects on the political cultures of states wishing to join the EU. The (...)

Right-wing protesters rallying against the UN migration pact in Berlin last weekend. Photograph: Markus Heine/EPA

Bulgaria will not join a United Nations accord on regulating the treatment of migrants worldwide and would not attend the conference marking its forma(...)

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place at the Convention Centre in  Dublin. Photograph:  John Sibley/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland avoided the ‘Group of Death’ in the Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday morning, but only just. Originally drawn in Group C al(...)

Gardaí have appealed for help in finding a 26-year-old woman who has been missing from Dublin for more than three weeks. Maria Jurickova’s family las(...)

A jasmin flower pictured in Plascassier near Grasse, France. File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The ancient sport of hurling is in equal parts completely terrifying, hugely exciting and uniquely Irish. In 2014 after Sky started screening the spo(...)

Photographs of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, in the office of the Aktuality.sk news outlet in Bratislava where he worked. They were shot dead in February.

A photograph of Jan Kuciak still stands in the lobby of the Bratislava media firm where he worked; former colleagues in the newsroom continue to dig t(...)

Parkio enables individuals and companies to rent out vacant parking spaces. Photograph: Getty Images/EyeEm

Dublin-headquartered technology start-up Parkio is seeking to raise €2 million in fundraising with the Portuguese equivalent of Enterprise Ireland hav(...)

Soldiers march during a military parade in Prague on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the independent Czechoslovak state. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Foreign dignitaries joined Czech and Slovakia leaders over the weekend to mark 100 years since the birth of Czechoslovakia, amid debate over the state(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Czech prime minister Andrej Babis in Prague on Friday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron is in Prague on Saturday on the second day of a two-day visit to Slovakia and the Czech Republic, interpreted as an a(...)

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