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A handout picture posted by Kira Yarmysh, press secretary of Alexei Navalny, on Twitter shows the anti-corruption activist  and his wife Yulia  before passing the border control at the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has urged Russians to launch street protests against the country’s rulers, after he was jailed for 30 days on his arri(...)

A nurse prepares to administer Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a hospital in Krakow, southern Poland. Photograph: Lukasz Gagulski/ Poland out/EPA

European governments said the credibility of their vaccination programmes was at risk on Friday after US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced a tempo(...)

Former Estonian prime minister Juri Ratas  in Tallinn after resigning on January 13th. Photograph:  Raigo Pajula/AFP via Getty Images

Estonian prime minister Juri Ratas has resigned as a corruption scandal engulfed his Centre party and its controversial coalition partners from the fa(...)

It is the fourth time Ireland has held one of the 10 rotating seats on the influential UN Security Council.

Ireland will be aim to be “a catalyst for more consensus building” as the State takes a seat on the UN Security Council, Minister for Foreign Affairs (...)

The Greek government is  offering hefty tax breaks to encourage professionals to pack up their laptops and head to the Aegean Sea. Photograph: iStock

While 2021 may promise a lot, it is likely that we’re going to be facing Covid-19 restrictions for some time. So, if you’re fed up working from home,(...)

 Barclays will allow customers in the Republic who have British bank accounts with the lender to continue to operate them after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31st. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Despite the imminent end of the Brexit transition period, customers based in the Republic will be able to keep their bank accounts open with most UK (...)

Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke  expressed concern that in relation to offshore wind energy the State ‘does not directly own or operate  any such resources’.  File photograph: Getty Images

The State is getting the modern-day equivalent of religious “indulgences” by paying €50 million to Estonia and Denmark for “statistical transfers” to (...)

Ireland continues to perform poorly when it comes to action in relation to ocean protection. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is not doing very well on climate change and sustainability compared with most other European countries. The most recent report available was (...)

Larger, more regionally diversified banks can generally raise capital at a lower cost than smaller banks concentrated in one market or market segment. Photograph: iStock

The economic crisis a decade ago was associated with a collapse in the banking system. The banks had fuelled an unsustainable boom in the economy whil(...)

In a statistical transfer, a specified amount of renewable energy is deducted from one country’s share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption and added to another’s. Photograph: iStock

Ireland has agreed to pay €50 million to Denmark and Estonia for a “statistical” transfer of renewable energy to make up for a shortfall in our output(...)

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