Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)

Max Schrems says his one-man campaign could yet challenge one of the world’s biggest companies. Photograph: AFP

As eight television cameras jostled to get a shot of Max Schrems in Vienna, Facebook must have rued the day it signed him up in 2008.In a veneer-panel(...)

Ireland, Co Kildare: Sherry FitzGerald Reilly,  €400,000

Sherry FitzGerald Reilly is seeking €400,000 for this four-bedroom property in Butterstream, Clane, Co Kildare. We find similiarly-priced properties (...)

Max Schrems has already taken on Facebook, where its international operation is based, and has a case involving Facebook ongoing at the European Court of Justice. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s legal battles in Europe enter another round today when Vienna district court hears a civil suit filed against the US company by Austrian p(...)

Brotherhood of Man, one of the acts appearing at the Eurovision 60th anniversary concert, give the world ‘Save Your Kisses For Me’, the winning  song in 1976.

It is now 60 years since the Eurovision Song Contest first started bringing joy to the continent and what better way to celebrate the anniversary than(...)

Flight tracking website AirLive.net reported that the plane turned around just over Wales. Photograph: AirLive.net.

An Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Vienna was forced to return to Ireland after reporting a “technical issue”.According to the airline the Airbus A-3(...)

Sepp Blatter: the Fifa president has been accused of abdicating his responsibility by failing to debate the future of the game. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

The 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will take place on December 18th, Fifa has confirmed, allowing the English domestic programme to potentially resum(...)

Max Schrems: in 10 days the European Court of Justice will hear a referral from Dublin following a privacy case taken against the DPC by the Austrian privacy campaigner. Photograph: Collins Courts

Not everyone in the Government has heard of the Lobbyplag group, but senior figures wasted no time dismissing what it had to say this week. For those (...)

‘For all Vienna’s grand architecture and delightful bicycle lanes, it seems an unlikely spot to top any chart of most exciting cities.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Vienna has plenty to recommend it. At the start of the last century – as Gustav Klimt, Sigmund Freud and Egon Schiele prowled the coffee shops – it st(...)

PKN are hoping to be the Finnish entry at the Eurovision: “We don’t want people to vote for us to feel sorry for us, we are not that different from everybody else – just normal guys with a mental handicap”

After a transgender diva and a bearded drag act, a group of middle-aged punk rockers with learning disabilities could be the next performers to cha(...)