State opera in Vienna: Austria assumes presidency of the European Council in the second half of 2018.  Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Austria has said that pushing forward European and international measures to prevent profit shifting and international tax fraud will be a top priorit(...)

File image of outgoing  Chief Justice  Susan Denham  in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Last formal sitting of the Hon Ms Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice Remarks of the Chief Justice The Supreme Court July 28th, 2017, 10.00am Than(...)

Eamonn Donnelly (right)  and his friend Sepp Tieber-Kessler are walking 2,500km from Austria to Armagh to raise awareness for dementia research.

The idea for The Long Walk Home, a 2,500km trek from my adopted home near Graz in Austria to my native home in Keady, Co Armagh, featured in many a la(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putinvisits the Pioneering Spirit pipelaying ship in the Black Sea in June. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images

For those who saw it coming, the sight of a massive, 382-metre-long ship passing through Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait in May said a lot about Turkey’s (...)

The Festung Hohensalzburg

Whether they realised it or not, delegates to the Flann O’Brien conference in Salzburg this week were following in the footsteps of a 10th-century Iri(...)

Mozart’s birthplace, the Mozart Geburtshaus in Salzburg. Photograph: iStock

Mozart is everywhere in Salzburg. His reputation towers over this beautiful city like the Festung Hohensalzburg, the enormous medieval citadel 600 met(...)

An EasyJet aircraft is ready for take off at Cointrin airport in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Reuters

British budget airline easyJet raised its profit outlook on Thursday after it filled more seats on its planes while keeping a tight grip on costs duri(...)

Legal experts are of the view  that lengthy court lists   would be the result of not implementing two optional parts of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation relating    to class actions. Illustration: Getty

Much coverage of the General Data Protection Regulation has focused, understandably, on the potentially gigantic fines that might be levied on compani(...)

Kurt Palm: has directed only full-length film version of a Flann O’Brien novel

There’s an irony in the fact that the only full-length film version of a Flann O’Brien novel made to date is in German, because the Germans were also (...)

Food fight: the Czech version of a well-known brand had less fish than its German counterpart. Photograph: iStock

From the fishiness of fish fingers and the meatiness of luncheon meat to the preciously guarded name of a Slovenian wine, central Europe is taking a f(...)