Finnish professor Bengt Holmstrom of Massachusetts Institute of Technology who won the Nobel prize in Economics with British-American Oliver Hart. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s Oliver Hart and Finland’s Bengt Holmstrom have won the Nobel EcoPrize in Economics for work that addresses a host of questions from how best(...)

As cutting-edge as Nordic cuisine is, traditional Scandinavian fare has its place on the menus of some of Sweden’s top restaurants.

I have been travelling back and forth to Sweden every year for more than 10 years now. First it was to follow young love and now it is a pilgrimage th(...)

Alexander Skarsgård (right) and Michael Peña in ‘War on Everyone’, a bad cop comedy movie, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, who previously made ‘The Guard’ and ‘Calvary’

‘I really hate monotony,” laughs Alexander Skarsgård. “I hate when things get too familiar and comfortable. There’s no better feeling than going out i(...)

AIB chairman Richard Pym: non-performing loans on AIB’s balance sheet are now “contained and well-provided for”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

AIB is close to being in a position to pay a “prudent dividend” to the State, its chairman Richard Pym told the Institute of International and Europea(...)

Protesters gather on Monday outside the Dublin Children’s Court in Smithfield during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A GARDA inspector has told a trial it was like a “rugby maul” when he tried to escort then Tanaiste Joan Burton through an angry crowd at the Jobstown(...)

Turkish army tanks and armoured personnel carriers moving toward the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey. Photograph:  Halit Onur Sandal/AP Photo

Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria yesterday and demanded that Kurdish militia fighters retreat within a week as it seeks to secure the border(...)

Director Pedro Almodóvar with Julieta stars Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez

A group of us – me, Pedro Almodóvar, his assistant Lola and his translator – are huddled around a table in one of Soho’s swankiest hotels. We’re tryi(...)

Louise Lindh and Katarina Martinson (35) each own a 14 per cent economic interest in publicly traded Lundbergfoeretagen, according to the company’s 2015 annual report. Photograph: Bloomberg

The two daughters of Swedish industrialist Fredrik Lundberg have become billionaires this week as shares of the family’s investment company climbed to(...)

The Taoiseach and three ministers were present at the launch of the housing plan and there were name checks to thank no less than three other ministers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘Whole of Government” became a tangible reality on Tuesday at the launch of the Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. The Tao(...)

Grand Canal Dock: Dublin is now the 47th most expensive city in the world for expats to live and work in – behind London, San Francisco, and Paris – but ahead of other start-up hubs like Berlin (100), Barcelona (110) and Lisbon (134).  Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Back in 2011, Brittany-born Kevin Loaec decided to fulfil his dream of starting his own business. He could have done it in France, but found the start(...)