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Being able to cope with the rough and tumble of a potholed dirt track while still offering an engaging drive on the tarmac is quite an achievement

Kia’s new Ceed – notice the missing apostrophe this time – is ready for the road. In fact, it’s even capable of a little off-roading as well. But more(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said there were “very clear areas for improvement such as leadership and clarity on strategy and direction”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Central Bank governor Philip Lane, who is in the middle of a two-horse race for a key European Central Bank (ECB) position, has acknowledged to his 1(...)

Spain’s economy minister, Luis de Guindos: The Italian newspaper Corriera della Sera reported on Sunday that Rome will oppose his nomination for the next vice-president of the ECB

The Italians look set to oppose the nomination of Spain’s economy minister Luis de Guindos as the next vice-president of the ECB. He is up against Cen(...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel with Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has told Serbia that it must accept the sovereignty of Kosovo if it wants to join the European Union, in a blunt message that was welcomed in (...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane won strong backing for his candidacy for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank from MEPs (...)

The Kremlin will be happy with the outlook after the victory of incumbent Milos Zeman’s in the Czech presidential election. It means continued political uncertainty in the Czech Republic, deepening divisions in Europe and another five years in Prague Castle for a critic of western sanctions on Russia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

In the end, Czechs chose Milos Zeman, and fear. Despite enjoying economic growth, the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union and no prospect o(...)

The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Poland were liberated by Soviet forces on January 27th, 1945. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will deliver the keynote address at next Sunday’s National Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration in Dublin’s Mansion House. Th(...)

Car firm Jaguar Land Rover is to open a software engineering centre in Shannon this year with the creation of 150 jobs

Car firm Jaguar Land Rover is to open a software engineering centre in Shannon this year with the creation of 150 jobs. The new facility will help d(...)

Heinrich Böll: Best remembered in Ireland for his Irish Journal. Photograph: Gordon Standing / THE IRISH TIMES

Today, in one of those accidental Christmas traditions, a group of people who would otherwise be strangers will meet once again in Dublin’s Mount Jero(...)

A column of fire is seen after an explosion ripped through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub in Baumgarten. Photograph: Tomas Hulik/Reuters

An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub on Tuesday killed one person and injured 21 others, prompting Italy to decla(...)

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