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European Parliament:  EU peace funding has “decisively contributed to the peace process in Northern Ireland, supports the Good Friday Agreement, and continues to support the reconciliation of the two communities.” Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty

MEPs in Strasbourg are expected to strongly back a resolution on Tuesday demanding the continued post-Brexit provision of EU funding of Northern Irela(...)

John Connors: “I went home to my mother and said, ‘What’s a knacker?’ And I could just see the dread in her face.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When John Connors was a seriously depressed young man he ended up in an acting class. He had recently admitted that he was suicidal to his brother who(...)

Victims are not eligible for compensation if they were an abuser’s first victim or if the abuser’s other victims had declined to come forward for whatever reason.

The Ombudsman for Children and the State’s human rights watchdog have urged the Government to greatly expand the redress scheme for children abused in(...)

Damaris Paun and Bianca Paun at the Pavee Point centre in Dublin ahead of their trip to Auschwitz to learn about the Roma Genocide. Photograph: Derek Speirs

Young Irish Roma and Travellers were among those who took part in an international event at Auschwitz and Krakow in Poland on Thursday to commemorate (...)

The European Parliament in Strasbourg. Members of the parliament on Thursday opted to reject a copyright law which now has to go back to tripartite discussions. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament has narrowly voted to reject draft reforms to the EU’s copyright laws, delivering a partial victory for campaigners including (...)

Polish supreme court president Malgorzata Gersdorf walks to the court building, surrounded by supporters, in Warsaw on Wednesday. Photograph: Maciej Jazwiecki/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki faced passionate attacks against Warsaw’s judicial reforms on Wednesday as a leading judge defied her forced (...)

 German interior minister Horst Seehofer: had threatened to resign unless Angela  Merkel agreed to tighter national border checks. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Austria’s far-right ruling Freedom Party (FPÖ) has launched a searing attack on German chancellor Angela Merkel for new asylum policies agreed on Mond(...)

Belfast man Robert McCartney, who was murdered in 2005, with his partner Bridgeen Hagans. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, Councillor Deirdre Hargey became Sinn Féin’s first female Lord Mayor of Belfast. The inauguration ceremony, during which the previous incu(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban addresses supporters after the announcement of  partial results of parliamentary elections in Budapest, Hungary, in April. File photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

A row over “European values” has led to a severing of links between the Fidesz party of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and the centrist Christi(...)

Martin Selmayr: has been appointed commission’s new secretary general in manner criticised as “secretive”. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

MEPs have sharply rebuked the European Commission over the secretive way in which it appointed its new secretary general. The nomination by commissi(...)

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