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Pride march in Budapest, July 2019. Hungary’s prime minister has said  a referendum will be held to gauge domestic support for a controversial LGBTQ law, after the European Commission launched legal action over the measure. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland is among dozens of countries that have expressed support for Hungary’s LGBT community ahead of a Pride march through Budapest that is seen as (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has called for a “swift conclusion” to final negotiations on the certification so that it will be “up and running” by June. Photograph: Olivier Matthys/Getty Images/Bloomberg

The Government has been urged to be ready to adopt EU plans for a Covid-19 travel certificate so the tourism industry can benefit from overseas visito(...)

Maria Walsh MEP on the farm at Largan, Shrule, Co Galway. “I would do chunks of meetings and then I would have to rest.” Photograph: Joe O Shaughnessy

“Fatigue is the killer,” says MEP and former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh as she outlines how she is feeling: dull headache, muscle tiredness and an ene(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: he retains allies among the more conservative and radical wing of the EPP group. Photograph: Getty Images

Right-wing Hungarian leader Viktor Orban has pulled his Fidesz party out of the European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament, the cu(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell: Some 81 MEPs have signed a letter calling on Mr Borrell  to lose his job over the Moscow visit. Photograph: Russian foreign affairs ministry

The European Union’s top diplomat has warned Russia is on a “worrisome authoritarian route” and that the bloc will consider fresh sanctions in a harde(...)

Maria Walsh: “Money was never on the top of my ‘must-have’ list, and truthfully it still isn’t.”

Are you a saver or a spender? It is only in recent years that I have been able to upgrade myself to be a saver. From the time I moved back to Ireland (...)

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, apologising for posting a controversial tweet

The social media accounts of Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley were deleted tonight in the aftermath of controversy over two separate tweets. The Laois/Offa(...)

MEPs have been divided over banning the use of traditional meat terms for vegetarian and vegan products. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP via Getty

The European Parliament has voted by 379 to 284 to reject a proposed ban on using meat terms for vegetarian products such as vegan “burgers” or “sausa(...)

It was on St Patrick’s Day, a little more than a fortnight after the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the Republic, that the Health Service Exe(...)

 Coast guard divers prepare to go down to salvage a migrant boat that capsized and sunk  off Lampedusa, southern Italy. Photograph: Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo/EPA

When an unspeakable tragedy occurs, it’s often hard not to think of the final moments of those involved. Thirty-nine people dead in the back of a lorr(...)

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