Defence contractor  Rheinmetall’s headquarters in Düsseldorf. Although company managers have escaped a conviction for bribery, the case sends a signal for other investigations into corrupt armaments deals. Photograph: Getty Images

German armaments and car parts conglomerate Rheinmetall has been fined €37 million after a subsidiary bribed Greek officials to buy a €150 million air(...)

British sappers dig a communication trench to Messines Ridge on May 7th, 1917, during the battle of Flanders. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Driving through northern Flanders, the flat, agricultural farmland is dotted with cemeteries, a visual reminder of the bloodshed that unfolded here(...)

Cathal O’Connell: “The BMI brand has huge heritage, over 70 years of heritage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two years ago, Cathal O’Connell was facing a task that many were bluntly telling him was impossible. He and a small team in East Midlands Airport in B(...)

From humble beginnings in Dublin, Primark is now a European giant. “Primania” may sound like an American wrestling tournament but is, the retailer assures us, the euphoric effect its fast and affordable fashion has on consumers across eight European countries.

Board Berlin’s U9 underground train and you’ll soon see why it’s nicknamed the “Primark Line”. The closer you get to the terminus in Steglitz, the hig(...)

 Lightning  illuminates the sky near high voltage power lines in Sehnde, near Hanover, northern Germany, early today. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

At least five people were killed in violent storms that swept Germany’s most populous state late yesterday, felling trees, disrupting public transport(...)

Cologne: the launch of the new winter service means Germanwings is boosting its overall annual capacity on the route between Dublin and the German city by 31 per cent.

Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings is planning to launch a Dublin-Cologne service this winter in a move that wi(...)

Plenty of the green stuff ready for the weekend. Photograph: David Sleator 1:28

St Patrick’s Day usually brings with it the worst of the Irish weather but parade organisers will be quietly (...)

Emergency rescue service workers evacuate residents from flood waters in an inflatable boat in flood in Rhyl, north Wales. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters.

Hurricane-force winds cut transport and power in northern Britain and and blasted towards mainland Europe, as meteorologists warned Storm Xaver could (...)

Santa was met by Winterval elves before greeting many of the hundreds of boys and girls gathered there

Last night may have yielded a Late Late special but yesterday saw the opening of the second Winterval festival and organisers in Waterford hope it wil(...)

Patrick Freyne: a dollop of Heston Blumenthal with a smattering of Apocalypse Now

I’m not usually associated with high-concept recipes but I have had my Heston Blumenthal moments. The most interesting food-based concoction I ever ma(...)