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Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, speaking  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France,  during the debate on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  Photograph:  EPA/Patrick Seeger

There’s a terrible feeling of deja vu. Once again we are faced with the inescapable reality that the only way forward on Brexit involves a UK repudiat(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said if the UK moved on its red lines of ruling out membership of the customs union and single market, the EU position would also evolve.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government cannot shift on the issue of avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadk(...)

Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev originally Dublin, captured in Syria with an Irish passport

T he arrest of an Irish citizen in Syria because he was allegedly fighting for Islamic State, also known as Isis, has demonstrated again the need for (...)

Relatives of victims arrive to the ‘Betelgeuse’ Disaster 40th Anniversay Commemoration in the  Abbey Cemetary, Bantry, Co Cork Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

French widow, Ginette Ravelu lost her husband, Marcel when the Betelgeuse oil tanker exploded in flames in Bantry Bay in the early hours of January 8t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: criticised a minority who were “megaphones of a hateful crowd who have lashed out at elected politicians, security forces, journalists, Jews, foreigners, homosexuals”. Photograph:  Michel Euler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has called on the nation to unite, stop “hateful” attacks during protests and avoid falling for “false information” o(...)

French policemen patrol during the reopening of the Christmas market in Strasbourg, eastern France, after a deadly gun attack. File photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

The man suspected of a gun attack at a Christmas market in Strasbourg this month that left five dead had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group(...)

 People light-up candles and deposit flowers during a gathering around a makeshift memorial at Place Kleber, in Strasbourg on Sunday to pay a tribute to the victims of Strasbourg’s attack. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

A fifth person has died of their injuries after Tuesday’s Christmas market attack in Strasbourg, French prosecutors have confirmed. An official from (...)

‘Yellow vest’ protesters march in front of police  in Paris, France. Photograph: Véronique de Viguerie/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s government, (...)

A protester wearing a yellow vest  holds a bunch of flowers as he runs through smoke of tear gas during a demonstration on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris. Photograph: Abdul Abeissa/AFP/Getty Images

Police used tear gas on the Champs-Élysées after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by France(...)

A protester watches as barricades burn, after the announcement of imminent police intervention, after ‘yellow vest’ activists blocked  access to an  oil depot in Le Mans, northwestern France, on Tuesday. Photograph: Jean Francois-Monier/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of riot police and armoured vehicles will be deployed in Paris on Saturday as France anticipates a fifth weekend of anti-government protests(...)

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