Bestselling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankel, whose most famous creation was the detective Kurt Wallander, has died  at the age of 67. Photograph: Nora Lorek/AFP/Getty Images

Henning Mankell, who has died aged 67, after being diagnosed with cancer last year, established almost single-handedly the global picture of Sweden as(...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

Models present creations for Alexander McQueen during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

The femininity coming through in the Paris shows was nowhere more evident that at the McQueen collection staged in the elite Lycee Carnot in Paris whe(...)

The   Rembrandt wedding portraits jointly purchased by France and the Netherlands. Photograph: Rijksmuseum

The French and Dutch governments and two of Europe’s leading museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, have come together to buy(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The new global template for taxing multinationals could lead to more corporation tax being collected by Ireland, according to the head of the team beh(...)

Models present creations by fashion house Céline as part of their Spring/Summer 2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection during fashion week in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Since she took the helm at Céline six years ago the British designer Phoebe Philo has transformed the fortunes of the 70 year old French house with a (...)

 Ian Bailey: His solicitor has confirmed he has lodged an appeal against the outcome of his unsuccessful High Court action against the State in relation to his arrest over the murder of  Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Courts Collins

The solicitor acting for journalist, Ian Bailey has confirmed that his client has lodged an appeal against the outcome of his unsuccessful High Court (...)

 Frankie Dettori riding Golden Horn celebrate winning The Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp racecourse in Paris, France. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankie Dettori is no physical giant at five feet four inches but racing’s most identifiable figure casts such an overwhelming headline-grabbing shad(...)

Fishermen at the pier on Inishbofin Co Donegal. Photograph: Loïc Jourdain 3:13

“I’m not going to sell out my children’s rights, though I could do with the money - small enough as it is. At least I can sleep at night...” When Done(...)

Stiff handshake: Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and French president Francois Hollande meet for bilateral talks before a summit to discuss the conflict in Ukraine in Paris. Photograph: Michel Euler/Reuters.

A long-scheduled summit of the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine in Paris yesterday was intended to bring new dynamism to the peace proc(...)