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Greenpeace demonstrators climb the Shard building, in central London. Greenpeace said  the six women  were protesting against drilling for oil in the Arctic. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled Britain’s tallest building have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass, Scotland Yard said tonight. Th(...)

People wait outside an unemployment office in Madrid. The fear of being without work rose in seven of the 12 countries surveyed and was the top concern for 72 per cent of Spanish respondents and 69 per cent of French. Photograph: AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

Europeans are worried more about unemployment than any other social or economic problem, according to a new survey by the GfK market research group(...)

 The funeral cortege of Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika at the village of Gadunavas in Lithuania.

Hundreds of mourners gathered to pay their final respects to Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter, Enrika, as they were laid to rest in the tiny village o(...)

Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika (8) who were found dead at their rented home in Killorglin on June 16th.

The bodies of Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika arrived back to their home town of Gedrimai in Northern Lithuania this afternoon, three weeks af(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: “Realistically Ireland is not going to put itself in a different time zone to Northern Ireland or the UK.”   Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has rejected the principle of a Bill to move the clocks forward by an hour to make evenings brighter year round.He s(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

A man  wheels a trolley past the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, England. Ecudaor has claimed today that a secretmicrophone was found in the building, where Wikileaks founder  Julian Assange has lived for a year. Photograph:  Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images.

Ecuador has found a hidden microphone inside its London embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is living, and will disclose who controls the(...)

Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive former US security contractor, has sought asylum in a host of countries, including Ireland, according to the anti-secrecy group Wiklileaks. Photograph: REUTERS/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/The Guardian.

Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive former US security contractor, has sought asylum in a host of countries, including Ireland, according to the anti-secr(...)

“We Irish have a habit of arriving at a consensus and then closing down debate. Unfortunately, ‘the bank guarantee cost us €64 billion’ narrative has become one such consensus.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Why was the management of Anglo Irish Bank not removed as a condition of granting the September 30th, 2008, liabilities guarantee given that the bank (...)

Women on their way into the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality earleir this year. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A law criminalising payment for sex through prostitution has been recommended by the Oireachtas Committee on Justice.The report on Review of the Legis(...)

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