Notable facts: last spring marked the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, and the European Union and the United Kingdom finally reached definitive agreements regarding the Northern Irish border in trade. The border has been a source of tension for over a century. More broadly, how have geographers viewed borders in this century?
This is ‘the largest overview in years of one of the most important pioneers of abstract art: Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935)’. The Stedelijk Museum enthusiastically promoted its new collection in 2013, and indeed, it is quite an impressive collection of paintings that visitors can see there.
Ireland is considering reintroducing the tax deduction on mortgage interest, but any potential scheme is likely to be limited to borrowers hardest hit by rising interest rates, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.
Brussels tightens the conditions for derogation in Ireland. Irish farmers are angry and feel that their government has betrayed their interests. They even may form a political party. Dairy farmers in Ireland say that the government doesn’t care about their sector now that the derogation limits for nitrogen are threatened to be lowered. The current derogation allows for 250 kilograms of...
The British Parliament definitively approved a controversial new law on Wednesday that grants amnesty to ex-soldiers and militants involved in decades of violence in Northern Ireland, on the condition that they fully cooperate with a new investigative body.
The Irish government’s plan to phase out dairy and suckler cows continues to face substantial criticism from the Irish dairy industry. The potential reduction is smaller than originally announced, but according to representatives from the dairy sector, it contradicts the national plan to increase milk and meat volumes.
The government is considering housing boat refugees arriving in the United Kingdom on a remote tropical island in the Atlantic Ocean: Ascension. At least until their visa applications in the UK are processed. Those who are granted a visa will fly back. What would happen to those who don’t obtain a visa is unclear. The idea is a variation of a previous plan to fly boat refugees to Rwanda.
The Irish farmers’ alliance organization, known as the Farmers’ Alliance, is undergoing a transformative shift as it evolves into a full-fledged political party. This transition echoes the path taken by the Dutch BoerBurgerBeweging (Farmers’ Citizen Movement), a movement that also originated as an agricultural and rural advocacy group before blossoming into a recognized...