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Ferdinand Grapperhaus (left)  has been scathing about members of the public who broke the rules during the summer, describing them as ‘sloppy, lazy and anti-social’. Photograph: Sem van der  Wal/EPA

In an extraordinary feat of political survival, the Dutch justice minister has clung to his job despite the publication of two damning sets of photogr(...)

Migrants have a meal on board the SeaWatch 4 civil sea rescue ship, that is waiting for permission to run into a port, on sea between Malta and Italy. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty Images

A boat carrying dozens of refugees burst into flames off the coast of southern Italy on Sunday as its passengers were being transferred to Italian nav(...)

Yvonne Watterson: ‘From where I sit in paradise, the truth is that I miss who we used to be.’

Having now spent most of every day for 60 days in a beautiful house that is not yet home, this quarantine has me in its grip, a relentless barrage of (...)

Lucy Agnes Smyth (L) with her daughter Sheila O’Leary at their home at Old Cabra Road in Dublin.Photograph: Meabh

When the worldwide call from the Irish health services came to Irish citizens, for frontline assistance with the emerging Covid-19 crisis in Ireland, (...)

Airbnb ookings have nose-dived in Ireland in recent weeks, following the coronavirus outbreak, with many hosts moving to rent out properties instead.

Airbnb is hoping to persuade hosts to house 100,000 healthcare professionals and frontline workers across the world for free during the Covid-19 crisi(...)

The sudden imposition of identity checks on Poland’s border with Germany caused a traffic jam of 60km along one of Europe’s major trade arteries.  Photograph: Rolf Schulten/Bloomberg

The coronavirus pandemic may be the greatest challenge the EU has ever faced. For now the virus has suspended the bloc’s totemic achievement: freedo(...)

 Daniel Defoe:  It’s probably just as well he  didn’t live to see WhatsApp. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Investigating the strange situation London pubs found themselves in on St Patrick’s Day, a Guardian reporter visited The Tipperary on Fleet Street, on(...)

Migrants warm themselves on a snowy day at the Vucjak refugee camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Fehim Demir

Bosnia has pledged to move hundreds of migrants from a squalid makeshift camp on the country’s border with Croatia and shut down the site after a top (...)

Riot police officers scuffle with Hezbollah supporters during ongoing anti-government protests in Beirut on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Lebanon’s Hizbullah leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned on Friday that nationwide protests could push the country into chaos, collapse and, “God f(...)

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters drive armoured vehicles from northern Syria for a military operation in Kurdish areas, near the Syrian border. Photograph: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN

Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned “safe zone” wi(...)

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