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Irish broadband: quality of service is a pressing issue for thousands of households. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in the developed world for broadband, with prices here almost four times those in the cheapest country (...)

Erling Kagge: “People say I have three kids and a demanding job, so how can I expect to get any silence – that’s not correct: if you do the dishes after dinner, you will get silence as no one is going to interrupt you.”

Erling Kagge has led a life so staggeringly eventful and impressive, it almost verges on parody. Already a successful lawyer in his native Norway, in(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. On the day, the S&P 500 index recovered from its worst two-day fall since August. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclical sectors which had driven a mar(...)

Reporting from Brussels on Brexit, I find myself turning increasingly for understanding of the British position to “Alice in Wonderland”. Photograph: Getty Images

 Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Qu(...)

‘Cushy’: a cell at Norgerhaven prison in the Netherlands. Photograph: Catrinus Van der Veen/AFP/Getty Images

Why is it that while many European countries are struggling with overcrowded prisons, in the Netherlands the problem is the opposite: crime is falling(...)

Donal Murphy succeeded long-time chief executive Tommy Breen earlier this year

Donal Murphy, the new chief executive of fuels-to-tech conglomerate DCC, said it is on course for a “record” year of spend on acquisitions, as analyst(...)

Tony and Steph on Alnmouth beach in Northumberland in north-east England. Tony, who died in September, was an actor, best known for his role as Mike Rawlins in the BBC series Till Death Us Do Part. His daughter, Cherie, is married to former UK prime minister, Tony Blair.

I have made my first trip alone, in contrast to simply travelling alone. When I was writing my doctorate I travelled widely through the Czech Republic(...)

Billionaire and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has since 2010 spent $164 million on a campaign to end coal-burning in the US. Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Last week war-torn Syria belatedly signed up to the Paris climate accord, leaving the United States as the only country not to support the framework (...)

Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Noel King: “Nobody is in any doubt about the enormity of the challenge we face.” Photograph: Inpho

Noel King has made just one change to his Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad ahead of next Tuesday’s European championship qualifier in Norway with in(...)

According to environmental pressure group, Transport & Environment (T&E), an internal VW document showed that the car firm was prepared to go much further than the Commission’s proposals, but chose not to

A leaked document, apparently from a senior Volkswagen lobbyist, seems to show that the company was prepared to accept tough targets for electric car (...)

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