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Jackie Groenen of the Netherlands scores her team’s winner against Sweden. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Netherlands 1 Sweden 0 (after extra time) New Manchester United signing Jackie Groenen ensured the Netherlands finally got the better of an excellent(...)

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy speaks at the first meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy was the only Irish MEP to speak at the first meeting of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, as he raised t(...)

The average European cost of a weighted heroin gram on the streets was €48. Photograph: Getty Images

The price of buying heroin on the streets in Ireland is one of the highest in Europe with a gram of the drug costing nearly three times more than the (...)

Mette Frederiksen of the Danish Social Democrats: has agreed to reverse some of the strict immigration curbs adopted by the outgoing centre-right government. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Mette Frederiksen is to become Denmark’s youngest prime minister after her Social Democratic party agreed to soften its anti-immigration stance and fo(...)

Spending two hours a week outdoors leads to better health and wellbeing. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. A wealth of research indicates that escaping to a local par(...)

Derelict former social housing  on Duke Street in Dublin. Budget 2020 must raise overall tax take to sort out housing issues,  Social Justice Ireland has said. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Budget 2020 must raise overall tax take to sort out housing, healthcare and climate issues, think tank Social Justice Ireland has said, as it launches(...)

 A view of damaged balconies and windows at a block of flats that were reportedly hit by an explosion in Linkoping, central Sweden. Photograph: Jeppe Gustafsson/Seden Out/ EPA

A powerful explosion in the southern Swedish town of Linkoping on Friday damaged buildings and injured 19 people, police and hospital staff said. The(...)

The USA players celebrate their victory over Japan in the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2015 at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty Images

United States World ranking: 1 World Cup record: They’ve appeared in all seven World Cup finals and have never finished outside the medals, winning (...)

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Investment by foreign companies into Ireland increased by 52 per cent last year despite Europe as a whole seeing a dip in such investment, according t(...)

French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party leader Marine Le Pen: has ditched the idea of scrapping the euro and exiting the EU. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Its gains may have been more modest than expected in the European elections last week, and liberal optimists believe its support may have peaked. But (...)

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