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(...)

Max Schrems at the Four Courts in Dublin earlier this year.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Facebook Ireland has rejected claims by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems that he is a private consumer and entitled to take a class action case against the(...)

David O’Kane’s poster, inspired by the ‘The Third Policeman’, at the International Flann O’Brien conference in Salzburg

On a rare outing from his Irish Times column, in 1954, Myles na Gopaleen (he had by then dropped the eclipsis) wrote a short story for The Bell magazi(...)

Lawyer Ulrich Weber presents his report into  Regensburger Domspatzen boy’s choir where at least 547 boys fell victim to sexual and physical abuse. Photograph:  DPA/AFP/Getty Images

Teachers at one of Germany’s most famous Roman Catholic choir schools physically or sexually abused 547 pupils between 1945 and 2015, an independent r(...)

Boris Johnson and Ukip’s Douglas Carswell on the campaign trail ahead of the Brexit referendum. ‘A crude question divides a nation, driven by emotions not on the ballot paper, paralysing politics for years to come.’ File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Confirmation bias is everywhere. You are what you read – and you read stories that confirm who you think you are. So Guardian types find their eyes, d(...)

 Phil Hogan who was honoured by Austria today. Here he is pictured with a French potato producer earlier this month. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/Getty

Austria today bestowed the “Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria” on Ireland’s EU Commissioner for Agr(...)

The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, among the locations being damaged by climate change. Photograph: Sarah Lai/AFP/Getty Images

There is an element in all of us of wanting to be the first or last to see something. Here are five destinations we should be thinking of seeing. All (...)

Disappointing forecasts from US banks JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup acted as a drag on markets on Friday dampening what had been a good week for equities.

Disappointing forecasts from US banks JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup acted as a drag on markets on Friday dampening what had been a good week for equit(...)

The new carrier, dubbed EasyJet Europe, will form one of three airlines owned and operated by the company alongside UK and Swiss operations. EasyJet will re-register 110 planes with the new unit.

EasyJet will create a new airline based in Vienna that will shield its routes within the European Union from any fallout from Brexit. The approval p(...)