Sweden Democrats leader leader Jimmie Akesson gestures in front of a poster that reads, “Sweden’s third largest party!” at the SD’s election night party  in Stockholm on Sunday. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats  became the country’s third largest party. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/Reuters

Sweden and Germany seem like the last places in Europe where populist, anti-immigration politics could take root: Sweden because of its liberal social(...)

Sweden’s Social Democratic leader, Stefan Löfven: sounded out potential coalition partners yesterday. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/EPA

Sweden’s Social Democratic leader, Stefan Löfven, has vowed to lead a new coalition and isolate the far-right Sweden Democrats after Sunday’s indecisi(...)

Climate conditions in Sweden “are appropriate for the products we sell: waterproof and breathable boots”.

Look closer at the well-heeled Stockholm crowd and you might notice something familiar: the Galway Boot from Irish company Dubarry. The Ballina(...)

Voting  in Stockholm  during yesterday’s   general election. Photograph: Jonas Ekstromer/ AP/TT

When Tobias Hübinette started an early incarnation of Expo magazine in 1995, neither he nor his early backer, Swedish journalist and activist Stieg La(...)

A man chooses among ballot papers at a polling station during the Swedish general election in Goteborg today. Photograph: Adam Ihse/Reuters/TT News Agency

Polls showed Sweden’s centre-left opposition heading for a narrow election victory today, on a platform of increased spending on job schemes, healthc(...)

Paul Howard at home in Avoca, Co Wicklow, with his basset hound Humphrey. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘I sit at a desk thinking in the voice of an idiot for ten hours a day,” says Paul Howard. “That’s my job. Imagine driving home every evening with tha(...)

Irish-based payments network Payzone has sold its payments services business in Sweden in to the Nordic payment transaction services group Nets for an(...)

Tove Jansson in the 1950s. Photograph: Alf Lidman

New infants are celebrated wide and far but not every baby can claim to have been sketched by its artist mother within hours of being born. There are (...)

Screening process: the better Netflix can get to know you, the more likely you are to continue subscribing. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Depending on which Jungian theorist you talk to, there are between four and seven basic plots in fiction. For example, Christopher Booker’s Seven B(...)

Samuel Beckett Bridge: Dublin City Council is working with IBM on a project analysing transport within the city

It’s difficult to find a hard and fast definition of what exactly a “smart city” is. For simplicity’s sake, smart cities could be described as urban a(...)