Dublin Airport: more than 25 per cent of flights to and from it were cancelled, although the Dublin Airport Authority said a secondary runway had operated for much of Monday afternoon despite the high winds.

Storm Ophelia threw the plans of thousands of people travelling to and from Ireland into disarray with many flights in and out of Ireland cancelled as(...)

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear (ICAN) weapons activists in France hold a banner in Paris supporting a nuclear phase-out. ICAN has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Photograph: AFP

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known international c(...)

Joe O’Farrell (left) of the Shackleton Museum Athy and Sven Habermann of Conservation Letterfrack peer into the cabin in which the explorer died in the Antartic on January 5th, 1922. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sven Habermann has taken delivery of many fine and fragile objects at his north Connemara workshop, and they come in all shapes, sizes, ages and condi(...)

Hamas’s overall leader Ismail Haniya waves as he arrives for a meeting with Palestinian officials in Gaza City. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Fatah and Hamas delegations are set to meet in Cairo next week to discuss the implementation of a deal to end the rift between the rival Palestinian m(...)

Lofoten Islands, northern Norway

“You’re crazy. You do know it’s as far from Oslo to the north of Norway as it is from Dublin to Oslo? Just fly!” This reaction from more than one frie(...)

Oil headed for its first weekly gain since July. Photograph: Reuters

Oil headed for the first weekly gain since July as Gulf Coast refiners ramp up crude processing after disruptions from Hurricane Harvey. Futures were(...)

Carmel Stelzner with her daughter Nora on her first day of school in Oslo last week.

My daughter Nora started school in Oslo last week at the age of five and three quarters. She had her big new rucksack and matching lunchbox, pencil ca(...)

Copenhagen, Denmark has been named the most bike-friendly city in the world for the second year running. Photograph: Getty Images

There is something thrilling about using a bicycle to explore a new city. Street life seems more vibrant as you whizz past the crowds and down side st(...)

Dublin’s hotel room occupancy rate was the highest of the European cities surveyed by STR. Photograph: iStock

Dublin hotels are expected to secure an average daily rate of between €132 and €140 in the second half of the year. According to data from travel re(...)

“Should be banned. You can’t tell who’s underneath. Could be terrorists,” wrote one member of the closed Fedrelandet viktigst  group.  Photograph: Facebook

A Norwegian anti-immigrant group has been roundly ridiculed after members mistook a photograph of six empty Oslo bus seats posted on its Facebook page(...)