A worker inspects a C-series plane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Belfast’s Bombardier aircraft factory has its roots in a period of intense co-operation and friendship between the north Atlantic neighbours of Canada(...)

 The Irish Financial Services Centre: academic Jim Stewart said Ireland’s financial centre had hosted many of the vehicles involved in the  crash and  it used “smoke and mirrors” to “camouflage” some activity.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Irish officials say they have had more than 35 concrete enquiries from London-based financial groups looking at setting up a base or expanding in Irel(...)

Pensioners rally in Athens. One minister said that if faced with paying loans or paying salaries and pensions, Greece would choose the latter. Photograph: EPA/Orestis Panagiotou

As a European deal to give more aid to Athens falters and the prospect of a default looms, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is preparing to meet R(...)