Trivago reports Dublin as ninth most expensive city in Europe for hotel stays this month, based on the 50 most popular cities on its website.

Average Dublin hotel prices in August have “surged” by 28 per cent on last year to €168, making it the ninth most expensive city in which to stay in E(...)

The Ikea store in central Sweden where the knife attack occurred. Photograph: Peter Kruger/EPA

A knife-wielding man killed two people and seriously injured a third in a stabbing spree at an Ikea furniture store near Stockholm. The stabbings to(...)

Elena Stanescu and Mariana Ion beg in downtown Stockholm. A growing trend of physical assaults against Roma has challenged Sweden’s reputation as one of Europe’s most tolerant  nations – and highlighted the divide between refugees from outside Europe and the Roma, who are free to travel within the EU. Photograph: Moa Karlberg/The New York Times

After begging through the night outside bars and nightclubs, Gheorghe Rancu, a homeless migrant from Romania, was asleep one morning this summer in a (...)

Santa in the sun: Christmas on the beach

We are a family of seven living in Bangkok, Argentina, Edinburgh, Dublin and Washington DC. We are trying to get together for Christmas, hopefully (...)

Luciano Pavarotti’s Modena home is now open to the public as a museum. Photograph: Alpha

Tutto Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti’s Modena home is now open to the public as a museum (Stradello Nava 8; www.casamuseolucianopavarotti.it; admi(...)

Sweden’s foreign minister Margot Wallstrom, left. Photograph: Janerik Henriksson/TT/Reuters

Sweden’s foreign minister has said she stands by her denunciation of a Saudi blogger’s flogging as medieval, three months after her criticism of the G(...)

The O’Connor Family at home in Tallaght (from Left) Scott (10), Sophie (15), Stacey (8) and their father, Daniel O’Connor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Danny O’Connor (40), whose young wife and the mother of his three children died seven years ago, has just been served with notice that their home in K(...)

There’s a literary feast awaiting the country in the coming week, with three festivals taking place. We’ve rounded up some places to fill your bell(...)

Bob McDonagh, who has died aged 91, was a former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and an ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, (...)

A view of Gorse Hill, off Vico Road, in Killiney, Co Dublin.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There appears to be a playbook for the formerly super-rich who have hit debt troubles as a result of the economic crash. It involves international (...)