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Minister for Communications Denis Naughten, who has been warned by ComReg about the impact staff shortages is having on its work. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Communications regulator ComReg was operating with less than a quarter of the staff it needed to do some of its most important work, internal records (...)

Busts of Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and Habsburg nobleman Miklos Zrinyi, whose forces clashed here in 1566. Courtesy of Norbert Pap. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

On a sultry late-summer day in southern Hungary, Prof Norbert Pap forged on through snagging branches and tangled undergrowth, disturbing dragonflies,(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton: “Under Parnell, the Irish Party became a disciplined, pledge-bound party.” File photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Politicians today could learn from the career of the late Charles Stewart Parnell the value of “discipline and unity” and the importance of turning a (...)

Election officials open a ballot box during Latvia’s parliamentary election, in Riga. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

A pro-Russia party has won the most votes in Latvia’s parliamentary election. Dissatisfied Latvians rejected the right-of-centre ruling coalition in (...)

Mr Justice Clarke noted that historically the Irish courts have kept close contact with courts in the UK, particularly in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Chief Justice Frank Clarke has called for more “direct dialogue” between senior members of the judiciary from across the European Union to give added (...)

Former prime minister of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski accompanied by his bodyguard arrives in the court in Skopje where he was appealing his two-year sentence for corruption.  Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Macedonia’s court of appeal has upheld a corruption conviction against former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, adding to bad blood between his national(...)

Campaigner Gina Miller arrives at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Former US senator George Mitchell, who played a central role in the 1998 Belfast Agreement, has appealed to Brexit negotiators not to forsake the hard(...)

More than €2.5 trillion of global fund assets are domiciled in Ireland in an industry that employs about 14,000 people

IDA Ireland has said asset managers account for about half of the 100-plus applications the Central Bank is dealing with from firms seeking authorisat(...)

 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Photographs:  Lucas Jackson/Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for(...)

The  bonuses foreseen by Philip Lane would fall if a lender’s profits declined. Photograph: Bloomberg

Central Bank governor Philip Lane has said that “there’s a good case” to be made for bankers receiving performance-related pay if it can be adapted wh(...)

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