Swedish corvette HMS Visby patrols the Stockholm Archipelago, searching for what the military says is a foreign threat in the waters. Photograph: Marko Savala/Reuters

Sweden released a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm’s archipelago yesterday, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers i(...)

The Cinémobile, Ireland’s ‘pop-up’ picture house on wheels, is twinning with four other countries to bring independent film to some of northern Europe’s farthest corners. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Cinémobile, Ireland’s ‘pop-up’ picture house on wheels, is twinning with four other countries to bring independent film to some of northern Europe(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Euro zone bond yields held near record lows today as Standard & Poor’s credit rating downgrade of Finland and its cut in France’s outlook to negat(...)

Members of the King’s Hospital Choir after the annual law service to mark Michaelmas Law Term at St Michan’s Church in Dublin.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The establishment of a new Court of Appeal, due to open later this year, marks the “most important development” in the structure of the courts since t(...)

On this week’s “Róisín Meets…” podcast, economist David McWilliams explains his belief that we are bound by nature to repeat the mistakes of the past.

Given Ireland’s boom and bust past, many view the latest spurt of economic growth and property price increases with suspicion. Economist David McWilli(...)

Powerflute, chaired by Dermot Smurfit, has acquired Corenso, an international cores and cardboard producer for €81 million in a move that doubles the size of the business

Listed packaging group Powerflute, which is chaired by Dermot Smurfit, has acquired Corenso, an international cores and cardboard producer, for €81 mi(...)

nJames Sheehan: ‘Ford is where I learned to really question how one approaches business

Having grown up in Cork, headquarters of Ireland’s Ford Motor Company operations, James Sheehan was well aware of the opportunities a career with Ford(...)

The Connected cast (from left)  Alanna Diggin, Nicole McQuillan, Elayne Harrington, Venetia Quick, Anna Ryan and Kate McGrew 3:26

A young woman from Tralee struggling to cope with her dad’s death. A performance artist going home to Ohio to tell her folks she’s now a stripper i(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan told ‘The Irish Times’ private schools funding “will feature in budgetary discussions”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Seven fee-paying schools are in discussions with the Department of Education about abandoning “private” status amid renewed claims the Government’s dr(...)

European Commission president elect Jean-Claude Juncker gestures as he addresses the media on the attribution of portfolios to the Commissioners-designate at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team today that handed key economic responsibilities to Fr(...)