Taken with the risks of a reimposition of Border controls between the Republic and Northern Ireland, Brexit presents, in the eyes of the Government, the biggest threat to the island’s prospects in generations. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images

On this day last year, British voters delivered a thunderbolt that resounded across Europe and beyond. Brexiteers were jubilant, Remainers crestfallen(...)

The gender disparity issue is even more pronounced in electronic music, which is very  male-dominated

You don’t need a doctored poster of a festival line-up to know that there are less women on the bills of the vast majority of music festivals and club(...)

Rajveer Johal: ‘Frame your shot to capture vibrant colours. Whether it’s beach towels, umbrellas or the buildings/landscape, take advantage of the colours on offer.’ Photograph: Getty images

At the beach By Rajveer Johal  Johal splits her time between France and Italy, and her native Australia. She loves busy beach images, preferring (...)

Ireland was above average when it came to the price of clothing, which marks a shift from the previous year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ireland is now the second most expensive country in Europe for consumer goods and services, according to Eurostat, with prices across a broad cross-se(...)

Commission spokesman describes establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office  as a ‘game changer in tackling financial crime’. Photograph: Getty Images

Seventeen years after the proposal was first mooted EU justice ministers on Thursday finally agreed to the establishment of a Luxembourg-based Europea(...)

Policies reflect an underlying obsession within Irish housing and economic policy of pursuing, despite the evidence, the financialisation of housing. Photograph: Frank Miller

The housing crisis is a social emergency and poses major risks to the economy. However, the Government’s policy response, Rebuilding Ireland, has not (...)

Elon Musk demonstrates the falcon wing doors on the Tesla Model X Crossover. Musk warned the Danish government  electric car sales would be hit when it dropped tax breaks. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The electric car has dropped out of favour in the country that pioneered renewable energy. Sales in Denmark of Electrically Chargeable Vehicles (ECV)(...)

EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said the EU and China were “joining forces to forge ahead on the implementation of the Paris agreement and accelerate the global transition to clean energy”. Photograph: Chema Moya/EPA

China and the EU will forge an alliance to take a leading role in tackling climate change in response to Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of(...)

IMD survey director Arturo Bris

Ireland ranks in sixth place in the world competitiveness rankings, its second highest ever placing. The survey of 63 countries, compiled by the IMD(...)

Garden enthusiasts at Bloom in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bloom’s Grand Pavilion is the place where you’ll find hordes of the country’s hardcore plantaholics dedicatedly scouring the handsome displays of spec(...)