Activists attach a banner that reads “Welcome to Fort NOx” to Germany’s ministry of transport as ministers and car executives meet to discuss ways to cut inner-city pollution. Photograph: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

This week’s stage-managed “diesel summit” in Berlin did little to clean up the tarnished image of the German auto giants. Choreographed presentations (...)

 Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik wave from a balcony at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. File photograph: Marie Hald/Scanpix/Reuters

Prince Henrik of Denmark announced on Thursday he does not wish to be buried next to his wife, Queen Margrethe II, saying he is unhappy he was never a(...)

A study has found that spending money to save time may reduce stress about the limited time in the day, thereby improving happiness. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s a question central to daily life: Do you spend money to save time or spend time to save money? Well, if happiness is the goal, you might consid(...)

 Wine had the biggest effect, probably because it contains chemical compounds that improve blood sugar balance

Drinking alcohol most days of the week can significantly protect against developing diabetes, a study has found. Consuming alcohol three or four days(...)

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(...)

In November 2016 some 2,000 people demonstrated in favour of Apple’s plans to invest in Athenry.

Business leaders and politicians in Galway have reacted with anger at a move to push back until mid-October a court decision on plans by tech giant Ap(...)

Caoimhe Giolla-Møller with daughters Róisín and Sif in Copenhagen: 'Both of us were given the time and financial support to have one parent stay at home with our girls in the first year of their lives.'

Last September, fathers of children born in Ireland became eligible for up to two weeks’ paternity leave, up from just three days previously. But figu(...)

Ahmed Lulu, who was born in Iraq but grew up in in Gaza, at the Siamsa Tíre theatre, Tralee, Co Kerry. “If someone bombed the street outside right now I would just walk by because that is normal to me.” Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Ahmed Lulu loved playing in the streets around his family’s home in Gaza as a child. One day, when he was 12, Lulu’s best friend insisted they check o(...)

‘Rents in London are high... but I couldn’t fathom paying the kind of sums that are being asked for in Dublin.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s biggest private landlord Ires Reit is now asking tenants for two months’ rent - an average of ¤3,000 - as a deposit, it emerged this week. I(...)

Denmark’s Danske Bank raised its full-year profit forecast after beating second-quarter pre-tax profit expectations on Thursday, supported by strong Nordic markets.

Denmark’s Danske Bank raised its full-year profit forecast after beating second-quarter pre-tax profit expectations on Thursday, supported by strong N(...)