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Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. “As she has not reached the pandemic swaddling stage, the serving Minister for Children (without a seat) was able to report for duty.” Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall/PA

Another blockbuster day in Leinster Houzzzz. . . Europe. Discuss. Views and thoughts very much welcomed by the Taoiseach. As opposed to thoughts an(...)

More than 2,000 students in Ireland who are seeking college places in the UK and Europe do not know if they will be able to take up their places this year due to the decision to delay the Leaving Cert. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

More than 2,000 students in Ireland who are seeking college places in the UK and Europe do not know if they will be able to take up their places this (...)

Students wear plastic face shields at the Nankan Junior High School in Taoyuan City, Taiwan: testing, contact tracing, travel bans, quarantines and masks in public places are Asian defence tools. Photograph: David Chang

As deadly coronavirus swept across Europe over the past three months, other parts of the world had valuable time to gather information on the new dise(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Education said the Government is still planning to proceed with two weeks of school in July for Leaving Cert students, ahead of the start of exams on July 29th.

When are schools set to reopen in light of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s comments on Friday evening? The Taoiseach has confirmed that schools and colleges(...)

If the Hungarian Grand Prix - scheduled for August 2nd - is confirmed it will take place behind closed doors. Photograph: EPA

Formula One managing director Ross Brawn has outlined plans for the sport to resume in an isolated environment and suggested it could begin with a dou(...)

 Hungarian soldiers disinfecting  an elderly care home in Budapest where eight pensioners died due to  coronavirus.  Photograph: Gergely Botar/AFP

Hungary’s government plans to ease coronavirus lockdown measures across most of the country next week, but tighter controls will continue in Budapest,(...)

The Government wants renewable power to generate 70 per cent of the electricity used in the Republic by 2030. Photograph:  VCG

Irish group Shannon Energy and Danish company Obton plan to kick off a €300 million investment in the Republic by spending €60 million on plants that (...)

A square in the medieval old town of Dubrovnik in Croatia. Photograph: Darko Bandic/AP

Croatia is leading efforts in southeastern Europe to salvage something of the summer holiday season for countries that fear the coronavirus crisis wil(...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer (left) and Britain’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/EPA

Keir Starmer’s first prime minister’s questions lacked most of the principal elements of the weekly parliamentary spectacle, starting with the prime m(...)

Nikola Marova, first soloist of the Czech National Ballet, practises in the garden of her home in Prague. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Serbia, Albania and other countries in the Balkans and central Europe have followed the Czech Republic in starting to ease restrictions imposed to fig(...)

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