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Epilepsy Ireland patron Rick O’Shea  with Sarah Martin of Concern Worldwide and John Logue of Suas at the announcement of IAPI’s charity partners for the 2018 Cannes Young Lions initiative. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Young advertising creatives will compete to represent Ireland in the Cannes Young Lions competition by devising campaigns for Concern Worldwide, Epile(...)

An Albanian flag is carried as thousands of people walk down the main pedestrian zone in Pristina,  on Saturday, the 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Photograph: Visar Kryeziu/AP

Kosovo has urged Serbia to agree a historic deal this year to normalise their relations, as it celebrated its first decade of independence from Belgra(...)

A boy dressed as a police officer holding Kosovo flags in Pristina on the eve of celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Kosovo independence. Photograph: Getty Images

Ramush Haradinaj missed the party when Kosovo declared independence 10 years ago today. A rebel commander during Kosovo’s 1998-9 conflict with Serbia(...)

Spain’s Economy Minister Luis de Guindos addresses a recent news conference. He is opposing Ireland’s Philip Lane for the job of ECB vice-presdient

The nomination of Governor Philip Lane to contest the post as vice-president of the European Central Bank was a welcome one. Perhaps informed by the B(...)

Mother-and-baby homes: Gerry Kearney is to chair the collaborative forum for former residents

A former secretary general of a government department, Gerry Kearney, is to chair the collaborative forum for former residents of mother-and-baby home(...)

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra hugs prime minister Mark Rutte after announcing his resignation in the Dutch parliament on Tuesday. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra quit on Tuesday after admitting that he had lied about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian pres(...)

A Civil defence member reacts at a damaged site after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 9th, 2018. Photograph:  REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

The United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian init(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said recently that “we see female circumcision in the same way we see male circumcision”.

Dr Ali Selim, a senior Muslim figure in Ireland, has said his recent comments about female circumcision have been unfairly equated with female genital(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: FGM is never ever justifiable.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has condemned comments made by a Muslim cleric in relation to female genital mutilation (FGM) as being “offensive(...)

Israeli soldiers inspect the remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that was shot down after taking fire from a  Syrian anti-aircraft system, near the northern Israeli Kibbutz  of Harduf. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel launched its most intensive air strikes yet against Iranian forces in Syria on Saturday after intercepting what it said was an Iranian drone an(...)

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