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Belarusian opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Photograph: Emil Helms/EPA

Belarus is braced for a weekend of protests and the expiry of a deadline that opposition leaders have given to its veteran president, Alexander Lukash(...)

A man wearing a protective face mask as a measure against the spread of the Covid-19  pandemic. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP

Europe’s reported new coronavirus cases more than doubled in 10 days, crossing 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, according to a(...)

Pro-choice activists in front of Poland’s constitutional court on Thursday. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty Images

Poland’s constitutional tribunal ruled on Thursday that abortion due to foetal defects was unconstitutional, banning the most common of the few legal(...)

A soldier installs machines in a facility for Covid-19 patients in the Letnany Exhibition hall, Prague. Photograph:  Milan Jaros/Bloomberg

The Czech Republic has gone into a second lockdown to avert the “collapse” of its healthcare system, as governments across central and eastern Europe (...)

There is just one veterinary faculty on the island of Ireland, offering 82 places each year. Photograph: iStock

My dream has always been to work as a vet with small animals. I’m in sixth year and aiming for UCD, but the CAO points have jumped from 567 last year (...)

Walter Bujakowski, who was originally from Biala Podlaska in Eastern Poland, survived Auschwitz and later moved to London where he met and married Kathleen Hurley from Drimoleague.

Warm tributes have been paid to an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor who lived in West Cork for almost 40 years but passed away last weekend at th(...)

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and French prime minister Jean Castex  meet members of Civil Protection who organized the Covid-19 test centre at the 4th district City Hall in Paris. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

Health authorities have warned that hospitals are at risk of being overrun across Europe as countries see record rises in coronavirus infections and i(...)

Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

A dessert in the shape of the Covid-19 virus in a cafe in Prague. Photograph: Michal Cizek / AFP via Getty

Czech primary schools, pubs and restaurants will close from Wednesday as part of emergency measures introduced by an embattled government that says it(...)

Pilot  Niall Bowditch and Kasper Kacprzak (7) were killed  when an  aircraft in which they were travelling crashed in a forested peat bog in Co Offaly on May 13th, 2018

The parents of a seven-year-old boy killed in a 2018 plane crash have taken legal actions against the Irish Parachute Club and the owners of the aircr(...)

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