There are 1,400 degree courses taught through English around Europe with the majority of them in the Netherlands, which is the number one destination for Irish students, with Poland, Denmark, Italy and Germany also popular. Photograph: Getty

In a country obsessed with the points race, it can be jarring to discover this is not how everyone operates. It was for one parent who asked at an ev(...)

A protest against judicial reforms in Wroclaw, Poland. Critics say  the changes create the tools for politicians to bend judges to their will. File photograph: Mieczyslaw Michalak/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters

Three years ago, Alina Czubieniak cancelled the temporary arrest of a mentally ill man accused of kissing and touching a minor inappropriately because(...)

One Californian study  found that children born to mothers with traces of organophosphate metabolites – a key element of many pesticides – during pregnancy had more ‘adverse mental development at two years of age, attention problems at three-and-a-half and five years, and poorer intellectual development at seven years’. Photograph: Getty Images

It is hard not to be well disposed to organic food and those who grow it. Small-time growers competing with huge multi-nationals who are free to use c(...)