Denmark is now generating close to 40% of annual electricity needs from wind and on some days production reaches as high as 120% of needs. Photograph: PA

Comparisons have often been drawn between Ireland and Denmark because of our similar size and strong agricultural heritage, amongst other things. One (...)

Say what you will about John Grant, he is a songwriter who doggedly wears his heart on his sleeve. Over the course of two exceptional solo albums –(...)

 Pádraig Harrington  in action during the first round of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington made strong starts to the British Masters after both carded opening five-under-par rounds of 66 to lie two shots of(...)

Levels of tolerance are similar in Ireland to the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, the most tolerant countries in the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish people are some of the most tolerant in the EU and are becoming more tolerant year by year, a Europe-wide survey has found. The Irish are now a(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said Ireland ranked third in expenditure on the social areas, with only Denmark and Finland spending more.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has signalled the General Election will be next spring. Answering questions in the Dail on T(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins: has called for an increase in minimum wage.  Photograph:  Collins

About 220,000 children avail of free school breakfast and lunch, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton told the Dáil. She said her department ha(...)

Iam the child of refugees. My parents came to the UK to escape Hitler. Their arrival saved their lives. More passionate patriots cannot be imagined. I(...)

Children in the West Bank city of Hebron in 2005 with a mock coffin wrapped with a Danish flag that reads, in Arabic, “Death to Denmark”. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

On this day a decade ago, few outside Denmark noticed when the right-wing Jyllands-Posten daily published a dozen cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad.(...)

Ploughing champion Eamonn Tracey on the last day of the 2015 National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:29

The National Ploughing Championships has morphed into something so huge that it would be easy to forget its origins. Many of the visitors who arrive (...)

A migrant, surrounded by  Croatian police,  near the Opatovac transit centre for migrants and refugees,  September 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images

Militant Islamist groups are not thought to be using the refugee influx into Europe to smuggle in militants who could carry out attacks, according to (...)