Sebastian Kurz arrives for a TV discussion, in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

At Vienna’s Stadthalle concert hall, a capacity crowd of 16,000 claps their hands to the jaunty Radetzky March. Then he appears: a messiah in a slim-(...)

A young man wearing a shark suit has been given a citation under Austria’s ‘burka ban’ law. File photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A young man wearing a shark suit has been given a citation under Austria’s “burka ban” law. The country has a law that forbids any kind of full-face (...)

Georgia coach Vladimir Weiss speaks with Georgia’s defender Solomon Kverkvelia during their clash against Georgia. Photo: Getty Images

Georgia coach Vladimir Weiss has promised Wales will not get an easy World Cup ride in Tbilisi. Wales might need to win their last two qualifiers — (...)

Teaching unions say a lack of regular work, two-tier pay gaps and difficulties securing permanent contracts mean that  working abroad for many  is a “no-brainer”. Photo: iStock

Many secondary schools are finding it near impossible to find qualified substitutes available to cover for teacher absences in key subject areas. Pri(...)

Ireland has expressed a preference for hosting Europe’s drugs regulator, the European Medical Agency (EMA), after Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

The publication on Saturday of the EU Commission’s unranked and unshortlisted assessment of the 27 bids from member states to host the London-based Eu(...)

Jakob Zitzow and Natasha Talos moved to Ireland in September 2017.

As new figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that 84,600 people immigrated into Ireland in the 12 months to April 2017, the highest figure(...)

Ethnic cleansing: the UN has condemned Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority; these Rohingya children are begging for food after fleeing to Bangladesh. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty

World attention will turn to New York next week when the General Assembly of the United Nations meets for its 72nd session. Representatives from more(...)

Farmer Pat McBennett and Luke Creighan, owner of The Natural Bakery, harvesting wheat in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

Wheat grown in Newcastle, Co Dublin, is being milled and used to make wholemeal breads by The Natural Bakery, which has 12 retail outlets in Dublin an(...)

Brexit countdown: after a few summer weeks of sanity, UK strategy has returned to chaos. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

After a few summer weeks of sanity while Theresa May was tramping the mountains of Austria and Wales, the United Kingdom’s Brexit strategy has returne(...)

The situation over the missing summonses is likely to ramp up pressure on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to quantify the problem and resolve it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government Ministers have expressed concern that the scale of the breath tests controversy may be significantly worse than outlined in two Garda repor(...)