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A garda searching a heavy goods vehicle at a checkpoint on the Cavan/Fermanagh Border. Photograph: Eric Luke

Last month saw an agreement reached between the EU and the UK, which involved a commitment by the UK to avoid a hard border on this island. However, B(...)

The driving force behind Irish exports was once again medical and pharmaceutical products

The value of Irish exports rose 1 per cent to €9.3 billion in September, while imports fell 3 per cent to €5.7 billion. This resulted in a trade surp(...)

Copenhagen, Denmark has been named the most bike-friendly city in the world for the second year running. Photograph: Getty Images

There is something thrilling about using a bicycle to explore a new city. Street life seems more vibrant as you whizz past the crowds and down side st(...)

Despite fears of a major slowdown in Irish exports to the UK because of Brexit, the latest official figures point to a pick-up in trade with our neare(...)

Containers stacked at Hamburg port: the EU accounted for €5.4bn or 49 per cent of total goods exports in March.  Photograph: Focke Strangmann/EPA

Ireland’s monthly trade surplus, the value of exports over imports, has breached €5 billion for the first time. The stronger-than-expected performan(...)

Alex Flamant: his designs are stocked in 500 stores worldwide, including the Orchard in Celbridge, Co KIldare.

For a small country, Belgium has contributed more than its fair share of household names to the design world, from Axel Vervoordt and Vincent Van Duys(...)

A forensics expert stands next to a car which drove down the main pedestrian shopping street in Antwerp, Belgium, at high speed. Photograph: Joris Herregods/Reuters

A man who drove a car down a pedestrian shopping street in Antwerp has been charged with attempted terrorist murder, Belgium’s federal prosecutors sai(...)

Police officers and Sedee-Dovo, the mine clearance service of Belgian defence, patrol in Antwerp where Belgian police arrested a man on Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd at high speed in a shopping area in the port city of Antwerp, a police chief said. Photograph: Virginie Lefour/AFP/Getty Images

A man drove a car at speed into a pedestrianised street in Antwerp on Thursday, forcing people to jump out of its path, a day after an assailant ramme(...)

Naoufal Fassih: The Dutch-Moroccan  is escorted from the High Court on January 27th. Photograph: Courts Collins

Naoufal Fassih’s nickname among those whom he allegedly commissioned to pump bullets into Peter Raap is “Buik” – Dutch for “stomach”. It is not hard (...)

The terrace at Salon de Ning at the Peninsula Hotel in New York. You can see Trump Tower from here – but you can also look the other way

Ahh, pubs. Time was, you hitched your horse outside, walked in (presumably flashing your pistols), spat in the direction of a receptacle and gulped d(...)

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