Masked Belgian police remove evidence from a building in Anderlecht following Tuesday’s bomb attacks in Brussels. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

As the citizens of Brussels woke to a new reality yesterday morning, the predominant feeling was one of overwhelming sadness and calm defiance. Brus(...)

Belgian police secure a house during a police search in Brussels. A raid in the Schaerbeek area turned up a note left by suicide bomber, Brahim El Bakraoui. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

One of the suicide bombers who launched a deadly attack at Brussels airport left a note in which he said: “I don’t know what to do”. Prosecutor Frede(...)

 President Michael D Higgins with his wife Sabina (left)  at the Belgian Embassy in Dublin with Agnes Scheers (right), deputy head of the Belgian Mission.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels as “cowardly” and called on all Europeans to act in solidarity with one anothe(...)