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Election candidate Joe Flaherty with Longford butcher Christy Monaghan and his customer Katherina Connellan on Thursday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

“Make Longford Matter” is the campaign slogan local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Flaherty hopes will help him secure a seat in the general election. Lo(...)

Holocaust survivor Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald (90) during the opening of the exhibition Deported to Auschwitz – Sheindi Ehrenwald’s Notes at the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

Nearly 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz a 90-year-old survivor has come forward with her eyewitness diary, detailing her deportation from Hu(...)

Slovak entrepreneur Marian Kocner, accused of ordering the killing of journalist Jan Kuciak,  leaves the courtroom after a preliminary hearing on Thursday. Photograph: Jakub Gavlak/EPA

Four suspects in the murder of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee will go on trial in January after judges ruled on Thursday that ther(...)

A woman kneels by a memorial on the first anniversary of the murder of the investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia in February. Photograph: David W. Cerny/Reuters/File

The trial of four people charged over the murder of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend is due to start on Thursday, as shockwaves from th(...)

The first time he spoke to her, in 1943, by the Auschwitz crematory, David Wisnia realised that Helen Spitzer was no regular inmate. Zippi, as she was(...)

Eva Cekanova originally from Slovakia but living in Clonsilla, Dublin pictured leaving court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A woman who was scalded when a glass jug she bought in Dunnes Stores exploded after she poured hot water from a kettle into it has been awarded more t(...)

A woman has sued Dunnes Stores claiming she suffered burn injuries after a glass jug bought in one of its outlets exploded and shattered after she poured hot water from a kettle into it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A woman has sued Dunnes Stores claiming she suffered burn injuries after a glass jug bought in one of its outlets exploded and shattered after she pou(...)

Self-employed builder Steve Thomson (42) and his wife Lenka Thomson (41) from Selsey, West Sussex, England, have won the 9th largest lottery jackpot ever in the UK. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A builder who has won a €122 million EuroMillions jackpot said “it’s going to be a good Christmas” but pledged he would not give up his job. Father-o(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: Some say  the French approach panders to the far-right’s anti-immigrant lobby. Photograph: Eric Feferberg

There’s long-fingering. And then there’s looong-fingering. And, sans doute, the French are masters at the latter. At the EU summit last month Preside(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s budget has been approved.

Paschal Donohoe’s budget has been given a clean bill of health by the European Commission in its annual assessment of member state budget plans.  (...)

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