Minister of State Joe McHugh said  the number of applicants for election missions was always higher than the number of available places. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Foreign Affairs will shortly call for applications from individuals who wish to take part in overseas election monitoring missions, (...)

NUI Maynooth: The Edward M Kennedy Institute is leading a research project on religion and peacebuilding within the framework of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Photograph: Eric Luke

A consensus on European values and a wholesome confidence in the future of Europe are further away now than 15 years ago. A similar psychological slip(...)

UCD offers an MA in Irish Folklore & Ethnology which includes archive work.

UCD’s Top five courses MSc in Actuarial Science MSc in Sports Physiotherapy Master of Business Administration MSc in Behavioural Economics MSc F(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has not spoken to Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan since the weekend referendum that granted the Turkish leader sweeping new powers. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The EU has called on the civil authorities in Turkey to launch a transparent investigation into the referendum result granting Turkish president Recep(...)

Ireland’s ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, is to become ambassador to the US. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Ireland’s ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, is to become ambassador to the United States as part of a rotation in the senior ranks at the Department (...)

Stiff handshake: Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and French president Francois Hollande meet for bilateral talks before a summit to discuss the conflict in Ukraine in Paris. Photograph: Michel Euler/Reuters.

A long-scheduled summit of the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine in Paris yesterday was intended to bring new dynamism to the peace proc(...)

Armoured military vehicles being prepared for a parade by pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine. Both Kiev and the rebels have accused each other of breaking the Minsk peace deal through recent attacks. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have traded accusations, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in (...)

 Russian backed rebels serve hot tea to civilians on February 25th in Debaltseve, Ukraine. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Russia has been planning to annex Crimea and a large part of southeastern Ukraine for more than 12 months, a Russian newspaper has reported.A leaked m(...)

Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov arrives for Ukraine peace talks at the presidential residence in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and ten civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in east Ukraine, Kiev authorities said, after the collapse of peac(...)

Local citizens wait for a bus evacuation because of heavy shelling over the last few days in the Donetsk area of Ukraine. Photograph: Anastasia Vlasova/EPA

Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was(...)

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