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Controversy has arisen following Helen Mirren’s casting in a biopic of Israel’s former prime minister Golda Meir. Photograph: Jasper Wolf

Soon after the brilliant It’s a Sin came out, Russell T Davies justified his decision to cast only gay actors in gay parts by saying: “They are not th(...)

European justice commissioner Didier Reynders: “We are busy with the five waves for Covid, and I don’t know how many waves on the rule of law in Poland.” Photograph: Johanna Geron/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Brussels is poised to withhold more than €100 million from Poland to cover unpaid fines imposed by the EU’s top court, the justice commissioner has wa(...)

 Polish president Andrzej Duda speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Lange

Polish president Andrzej Duda has vetoed a bill on media ownership that would have forced US conglomerate Discovery to sell its majority stake in Pola(...)

The Dealz store at Henry Street Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Pepco Group, owner of the Dealz, Pepco and Poundland discount retailer brands in Europe, on Tuesday reported a 46 per cent rise in full-year core prof(...)

Joe Biden held calls with the leaders of Ukraine, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

President of the United States Joe Biden has phoned the leaders of Ukraine and nine eastern European Nato states promising support if Russia attacks U(...)

There has been a flowering of studies in neuroscience over recent years, many of which involve brain imaging being performed on subjects reading literature

Trinity College Dublin researcher Amelia McConville has grown used to getting blank looks at social occasions when she explains her PhD. The Dubliner’(...)

There is strong demand for veterinary graduates of recognised programmes in the UK and EU. Photograph: Getty Images

I really want to become a vet. I’m studying biology and chemistry, as advised by my guidance counsellor, and volunteer locally with my local vet and p(...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: Pawel Supernak/EPA

Poland has signed an agreement with the UK for British military engineers to help install a solid wall on its eastern border with Belarus, to be compl(...)

Migrants clash with Polish law enforcement officers as they attempt to cross into Poland from Belarus. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP via Getty

“Human beings suffer/ they torture one another, they get hurt and get hard.” These words by Seamus Heaney have rattled around my mind while covering (...)

A migrant girl  at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, this week. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/BelTA pool photo via AP

The distressing images of migrants standing in the freezing cold forests that straddle the Belarus-Poland border have united Europeans in contempt for(...)

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