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A  near-deserted street full of closed restaurants, bars and shops under a partial lockdown in Amsterdam. The Dutch government tightened its lockdown on Friday night amid swiftly rising infections and ICU admissions. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Dutch health authorities said that dozens of people who arrived in Amsterdam on two flights from South Africa on Friday are likely infected with Covid(...)

British home secretary Priti Patel had been due to attend talks in Paris on Sunday on the crisis over migrants crossing the  Channel. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/EPA/UK Parliament

Relations between France and Britain reached a post-Brexit low on Friday when Paris cancelled its invitation to home secretary Priti Patel to take par(...)

Revenue’s sniffer dog ‘Robbie’ made the initial detection of the haul, valued at nearly €10 million

Drugs valued at almost €10 million seized at Dublin Port were hidden in furniture shipped into the Republic in a container from the Netherlands. It i(...)

French police officers examine a deflated dinghy on the beach in Wimereux near Calais on Thursday. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

At least one pregnant woman and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an(...)

Izzy Keane and Ailbhe Keane of Izzy Wheels with their company’s  Mickey Mouse Disney wheelchair wheel cover

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, founders of Izzy Wheels, a company that creates fashionable covers for wheelchairs, have been named among the most talented wom(...)

A poster warns Dutch citizens about reinstated social distancing rules and face masks requirements, in the centre of Amsterdam, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Jeroen Jumelet/EPA

In the latest in a series of rapid U-turns on coronavirus restrictions, the Dutch caretaker government has reimposed social distancing with immediate (...)

The Franco-Italian rapprochement has been made possible largely through the warmer relationship between France’s President Emannuel Macron and former European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, Italy’s prime minister. Photograph:  Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

The signing this week of a new friendship treaty between France and Italy reflects what may become a significant permanent shift in the internal polit(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Payments technology company Stripe is expanding its real-world point-of-sale product Terminal to five European countries, including Ireland. The sy(...)

The primary school teaching programme in Stenden, like other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Dutch research and applied universities, is €2,209 per year. File photograph: Getty

My daughter wants to study primary school teaching but doesn’t think that she will get over 500 points in her Leaving Cert. Are there other routes ava(...)

Protesters face riot police during a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Brussels, Belgium on Sunday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

European governments are grappling to contain soaring Covid-19 infections and relieve overburdened hospitals while coping with a fringe of public ange(...)

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