Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): the OECD’s report suggests global FDI increased by 25 per cent to $1.7 trillion in 2015. Photograph: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign direct investment (FDI) among top industrial countries almost doubled last year with large inflows recorded in Ireland, the Netherlands, Switz(...)

Rescue personnel search the waters off the site of a helicopter crash, west of the Norwegian city of Bergen, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

A helicopter carrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday, killing at least 11 people, rescue officials said. (...)

Still from Atlantic: philosophical Norwegian fisherman Bjørnar Nicolaisen

‘It’s a story that hasn’t really been told. People don’t understand it.” Risteard Ó Domhnaill, a filmmaker born and raised on the landlocked fields(...)

 Norweigan mass killer Anders Breivik is held in solitary confinement in a three-cell complex where he can play video games, watch TV and exercise. File photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The Norwegian government is appealing against the Oslo district court’s ruling that authorities violated the human rights of mass killer Anders Breiv(...)

“Instead of waving rifles or proclamations, we should proudly hold aloft our Form 11s.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Rising that took place a century ago this week was an imaginative spark. The depressingly mundane manoeuvring for the formation of a new governmen(...)

Waterford Spraoi. Photograph: John Loftus

What links Athens, Florence, Paris and Cork? They have all held the title European Capital of Culture. The programme began in 1985, after Melina Merc(...)

A file photo of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik took Norwegian authorities to court in March, accusing them of exposing him to inhuman, degrading treatment or punishment in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Norway violated mass killer Anders Behring Breivik’s human rights by keeping him in a “completely locked world” after being sentenced for killing 77 p(...)

UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

Construction continues apace in the City of London, April 18th, 2016. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

On the website of the Vote Leave campaign is a live sterling figure which slowly ticks upwards. One second it stands at £508,669,966,129, a moment lat(...)

 Chief executive of  Norwegian Air Shuttle Bjorn Kjos: The Scandinavian group chose to base Norwegian Air  in the Republic as that would allow it to benefit from the EU’s open skies treaty with the US.

An Irish airline with a Scandinavian name flying from Cork to Boston? It’s easy to see why some might be confused, if not a little suspicious. However(...)