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Ireland’s Niamh Fahey in action against   Germany’s Alexandra Popp during the 3-0 defeat in Essen last September.  Photograph: Tim Groothuis/Inpho

Rep of Ireland v Germany, Tallaght Stadium, 5pm (Live on RTÉ 2) The Irish players are aiming to play their “best game ever” against Germany at Tallag(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly arrives at Government Buidings on Friday afternoon for the  Cabinet meeting to discuss easing Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions ahead of the Christmas period. Photograph: Laura Hutton

As Ireland gets ready to reopen for business next week, there is little reason to think a third surge of Covid-19 can be avoided next year. This is t(...)

US president Donald Trump: Rejection by  voters after a single term in office sends an important message. It proves right-populists can be beaten. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Donald Trump’s incompetence and ill-discipline struck fear in the hearts of his opponents, but those shortcomings also put a ceiling on his progress. (...)

People stroll along Standvagen quayside in Stockholm. Photograph: Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden’s centre-left government has long seemed happy to allow Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist, to be the public face of the country’s distin(...)

French fishermen from Granville fishing in UK waters.  Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Getty Images

A €5 billion Brexit compensation fund Ireland hoped would cushion the economic blow of Britain’s exit from the European Union is the subject of fierce(...)

London’s Canary Wharf financial district. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty

European shares eased slightly on Wednesday, ending a four-day winning streak, though markets still hovered near nine-month highs amid a relaxation of(...)

An average of seven patients a day are contracting Covid-19 while in the State’s hospitals, according to new figures. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A further 318 cases of Covid-19 and one death were reported in the State on Sunday, as a Cabinet member warned that a Christmas “free-for-all” is not (...)

Best known in Britain for its More Than brand, RSA provides home, motor and commercial insurance and also has large operations in Canada, Ireland and Scandinavia. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British insurance group RSA is backing a £7.2 billion (€8.07 billion) cash offer from Canada’s Intact Financial and Denmark’s Tryg in one of Europe’s (...)

Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell during a digital news conference. Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/EPA

Swedish Covid-19 cases continued to rise on Tuesday as many welcomed the toughest measures yet imposed to curb the spread of the disease that has clai(...)

People pass by a restaurant in central Stockholm, Sweden, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Amir Nabizadeh/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden has cut its limit on attendance at public gatherings to eight people, as its light-touch approach to the coronavirus pandemic continues to be t(...)

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