Swedish police talk to participants during an anti-immigration rally in Stockholm.  Photograph: Marcus Ericsson/AFP/Getty Images

A gang of masked, black-clad men rampaged through the streets of Stockholm on Friday night after handing out leaflets threatening to attack migrant st(...)

Swedish doctor Martin Peter Trenneborg (left) next to his lawyer Mari Schaub in a courtroom sketch on Monday. Photograph: Ingela Landstrom/Reuters

A Swedish doctor went on trial in Stockholm on Monday on charges of kidnapping and raping a woman whom prosecutors said he planned to hold prisoner f(...)

Former member of Abba Agnetha Faltskog (c) attends the opening of Mamma Mia! The Party in Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

The four former members of Swedish band Abba reunited - albeit very briefly - for the opening of a new restaurant-entertainment venture in Stockholm. (...)

Number 43 Frascati Park, just off Mount Merrion Avenue in Blackrock has been home to Belfast-born Prof Malachy McKenna since 1983, when he won a scho(...)

Exploring Ireland’s postcolonial archictural identity: architect John McLaughlin and academic Gary Boyd. Photograph: Alice Clancy

While a Modernist revival arose during the Tiger’s cub years, fostered by the new breed of architecture, Ireland is not often associated with the ori(...)

Alain Buffing: “I made a list of 20 cities where I wanted to live or work. I found out Dublin was a technology hub.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Alain Buffing: arrived from the Netherlands, 2014 Alain Buffing’s goal is to visit every one of the 196 countries in the world before his 30th bir(...)

The City Reptrak index for 2015 saw Dublin rise five places from last year, with a score of 72.68 out of 100. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin has risen five places to 22nd in a list of cities that have the best and worst reputations. According to the City Reptrak index for 2015, Sy(...)

Westlife are no more, but Nicky Byrne is hopeful the irritatingly catchy ‘Sunlight’ will bring Eurovision success to Ireland and spark a solo career for him.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

For Nicky Byrne, the launch of his Eurovision song was like the good old days of Westlife when huge media interest followed the band’s progress. Hol(...)

Nicky Byrne has co-written Ireland’s Eurovision entry ‘Sunlight’ with Wayne Hector and the composer Ronan Hardiman.

Westlife singer turned radio presenter Nicky Byrne has been selected to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision song contest in Sweden. Having e(...)

Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven: “It has not been prosecuted and handled in the way we would wish,” he told Expressen newspaper. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Swedish police on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations that officers covered up accusations of sexual assault by mostly migrant youths at (...)