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Austrian artist Nikolaus Gansterer, winner of ‘Ireland’s Turner Prize’, with Anne McReynolds, chief executive of MAC Belfast. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

Austrian artist Nikolaus Gansterer has won the 2018 MAC International prize. The work of the 44-year-old Vienna-based artist was chosen from more tha(...)

George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, has been accused by Republicans, without evidence,  of  funding a caravan of Central American migrants headed for the US border. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Three years ago, Hungary’s prime minister accused billionaire George Soros of trying to flood the country with Middle Eastern migrants. In recent wee(...)

Stephen Hawking: Along with Hawking’s wheelchair, the auction will include a script from his ‘Simpsons’ guest appearance, and a thumbprint-signed copy of ‘A Brief History of Time’. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA

Stephen Hawking’s motorised wheelchair is to be sold by Christie’s over the Halloween period as part of a week-long online auction. Twenty-two lots r(...)

Daniela Vindisova: “It feels good here. I have never felt like I’m in some kind of minority.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Daniela Vindisova was just 17 when she first left her home in eastern Slovakia to go to college in Bratislava. She speaks five languages and has live(...)

Senator Grace O’Sullivan (Green Party), who introduced a Bill in Seanad two years ago proposing a ban on microplastics in Ireland, said the study illustrated the scale of the plastics problem. Photograph: Getty Images

Microplastics have been found in human stools for the first time, suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in food. Responding to the findings(...)

Paula Murrihy will play Judith in the upcoming production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle for the Dublin Theatre Festival

Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy’s journey from Kerry to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Salzburg Festival, not to mention her reg(...)

After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 has  reopened

The movie poster on Dublin’s Merrion Square carries a tantalising tagline. “Option 1: Diplomacy; Option 2: Military; Meet Option 3.” In Hollywood’s (...)

Algeria’s energy minister Mustapha Guitouni speaks to the media at the Opec meeting in Algiers on Sunday.

Opec’s leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, ruled out on Sunday any immediate, additional increase in crud(...)

Joe Lowry in Vienna. “Go through the Prater Park. Linger over a coffee, dip in and out of parks, palaces, churches and museums.”
Welcome to my place ... Vienna
  • Abroad
  • September 16, 2018, 09:00

Joe Lowry is senior media officer with the UN migration agency in Vienna, covering southeastern Europe, eastern Europe and central Asia. He is from Dú(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney will attend an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers, hosted by the Austrian (...)

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