Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Pascal Rossignol

The European Commission has begun legal proceedings against Hungary and Poland for discrimination against LGBT+ people in an escalating rule of law f(...)

The town of  Lamezia Terme in Calabria, southern Italy. Photograph: Getty Images

To the casual observer it was just another Facebook page dispensing inspirational messages – and the occasional threat – to its 18,000 followers. In f(...)

Hundreds of people protest against the latest postponement of the Bolivian elections, in Sacaba, Bolivia, on August 4th. Photograph: Jorge Abrego/EPA

Demonstrators in Bolivia have dynamited Andean passes, scattered boulders across highways and dug trenches along rural roads to protest against repeat(...)

The Locri  hospital in southern Italy, where patients are often sent elsewhere for lack of doctors, the elevators are endlessly in disrepair and the CT scan works one day, but not the next. Infiltration by the mafia, major doctor shortages, and a regional health agency hundreds of millions of euro in debt were some of the challenges the hospital confronted in 2019 – before coronavirus. Photograph:  Gianluca Chininea/AFP via Getty Images

The body of his son was barely cold when the ­grieving father was threatened by men from the funeral company. Inside the mortuary of an austere hospit(...)

Women must “demand pay transparency”, seminar told. Photograph: iStock

The continued exclusion of women returning to work after maternity leave, from the Government’s temporary wage subsidy scheme, could put Ireland in br(...)

RTÉ Headquarters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning. Days after the death of Gay Byrne, the dominant and outstanding figure in its history, RTÉ outlined overnight the measures it will have(...)

British  Home Secretary Sajid Javid. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Britain’s home secretary, Sajid Javid, has urged his EU counterparts to prepare for the eventuality that current joint policing systems could disconti(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May during  prime minister’s questions  in the House of Commons  on January 9th.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Mark Duffy/Getty Images

Political divisions at Westminster over the UK’s divorce agreement with the EU has brought the possibility of delaying bringing Brexit into play in or(...)

Ricky Cowan of Mourne Runners and chairman of the Northern Ireland Mountain Runners Association in action
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With Dublin’s Phoenix Park dating from the 17th century, our forbears grasped the importance of open green spaces for city dwellers. In 2003, the term(...)

Whether the green area is a city park or a country forest, we still get health effects from exercising. Photograph: iStock

A peek out the door before 7am on a cold Monday revealed a man entering his apartment across the way in shorts, with his duffel bag over his shoulder,(...)

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