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Alan Ledwith says concrete production is responsible for 9 per cent of global fresh water consumption annually. Photograph: iStock

Alan Ledwith has spent 30 years in the construction industry, working mainly with timber builds and other types of modern construction methods such as(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron hold a press conference in Toulouse. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the UK have reached “the final sprint”, German chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attend the opening session of the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday. Photograph:  Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via Reuters

“My fellow Americans, an hour ago I learned that Russia had begun preparing its nuclear arsenal. I immediately ordered the United States’ armed forces(...)

A move allowing UK agricultural products access EU single market is  likely to be welcomed by the Irish Government as it could overcome many of the potential difficulties at the Border. File photograph: Mary Turner/Bloomberg

The EU is unlikely to agree to British proposals to stay in the single market for goods, senior sources say, but may be willing to talk about access t(...)

Speaking at the first day of the EU summit in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said Ireland is ‘in full solidarity’ with the UK in its diplomatic stand-off with Russia. Photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he expects the details of the “backstop” in the Brexit treaty guaranteeing no hard border in Ireland will be agreed “ce(...)

Emmanuel Macron’s plummeting popularity results largely from his determination to comply with the EU’s 3% cap on deficit spending. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

As Emmanuel Macron approaches his 100th day in office, hope that he would reconcile the French with both each other and free market economics is fadin(...)

A group of 52 migrants who were rescued  by the Spanish coastguard are met by Red Cross personnel  at Málaga harbour on June 21st. Photograph:  Guillaume Pinon/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Few places show off Málaga’s status as a developed hub of consumerism and culture as much as the area surrounding its port. Luxury boats and(...)

An organiser adjusts the British flag, prior to the EU leaders’ summit on Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: John ThysAFP/Getty Images

The Taoiseach was careful to avoid any hint of triumphalism at the end of Saturday’s special EU summit on Brexit in Brussels, describing the adoption (...)

Last year the FSAI dealt with 554 food incidents. This led to 67 food alerts, of which 39 were for food and 28 for allergens.

A recall of mackerel fillets by Tesco, hummus by Avoca and chicken-and-vegetable soup by Marks & Spencer are just three of the alerts issued by th(...)

French presidential  candidate  Marine Le Pen saluted Trump’s “realism and determination to change things”. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen, the presidential candidate for France’s extreme right-wing Front National, attempted to burnish her diplomatic credentials this week w(...)

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