Pádraig Harrington  in action during the first round of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington made strong starts to the British Masters after both carded opening five-under-par rounds of 66 to lie two shots of(...)

Matthias Müller, the new chief executive of Volkswagen AG, promised to make VW “an even stronger company”. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Switzerland has banned sales of Volkswagen Group cars with outdated emissions systems in the wake of the test-rigging scandal. Thomas Rohrbach, spokes(...)

John Bruton: “We would lose the common EU framework for the whole island that has contributed so much to peace and is specifically acknowledged in the Belfast Agreement.”  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union could lead to the introduction of passport controls within the island of Ireland for the fi(...)

The Lufthansa Group now operates 40 flights a-week out of Dublin to destinations that include Frankfurt, Munich in Germany and Geneva in Switzerland.  Photoraph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

German airline, Lufthansa, expects to carry more than 500,000 passengers on its Irish services by the end of 2015. Christian Schindler, its regional d(...)

Google’s self-driving concept car in California.

Google does not intend to become a vehicle manufacturer, the company’s managing director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland said at the Frankfurt au(...)

Migrants  at Salzburg station in Austria on a train to Germany. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

As the migration crisis continues to overwhelm Europe, one of the biggest casualties of the current impasse may be the Schengen Area, the EU’s border-(...)

A Crosscare report says the central placement service, which allocates emergency accommodation on behalf of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, has for “questionable reasons” been turning away migrants who have a right to housing support here. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Questions about immigrants’ and returned Irish emigrants’ rights to housing are highlighted in an unpublished report obtained by The Irish Times. The (...)

Migrants demonstrate outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

When Sir Nicholas Winton died in July, he was widely celebrated for a few days. Obituarists eulogised his work in rescuing Jewish children from German(...)

European transport and interior ministers at a meeting to discuss rail security. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

European ministers have agreed to increase security on key international rail routes and improve intelligence sharing after the thwarted gun attack on(...)

Switzerland’s ambassador to Iran Giulio Haas addresses an event of the Swiss government-funded organization Swiss Global Enterprise in Zurich. Switzerland’s ambassador on Thursday called Iran a “pole of stability” in the Middle East. Photograph:  Reuters

Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benj(...)