Minister of State Helen McEntee and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael presidential dinner. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government may penalise the banks if they do not compensate customers wrongly moved off tracker mortgages. Speaki(...)

The Nightmare Realm’s extreme walk-through horror event, Haunt Dublin, at the RDS, is not for the faint-hearted. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Picnics and poltergeists The only way to watch a movie at Halloween is through your fingers. Scare yourself silly at an outdoor screening of Spielber(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Government ministers tend not to speak any foreign languages. Mr Varadkar has twice gone to Downing Street but has yet to pay a visit to Paris or Berlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Britain’s Brexit breakdown, like all good horror shows, leaves you repulsed yet somehow unable to avert your eyes. Ireland is wedged into the best se(...)

Aer Lingus has announced five flights from Dublin to Copenhagen for the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup playoff. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Almost 1,400 additional seats have been made available to fly Irish soccer fans to Denmark for the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup playoff. Aer Ling(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (centre): the Kremlin wants World Cup 2018 to be a showcase for Putin’s Russia, just like the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters

The mayor of Kaliningrad, a host city for the World Cup in Russia next year, has offered some striking match-day advice to its residents: don’t hit th(...)

No modern Audi would be complete without its virtual cockpit digital screen right in front of the driver, and there is also a high-resolution, full colour head-up display as well.

Since its high profile unveiling several months ago, all the hype surrounding the new A8 has focused on its promise to offer self-driving technology i(...)

 Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen:  manager Age Hareide has tailored his tactics to suit the 25-year-old. Photograph:  Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images

The Republic of Ireland may feel they have done well to have drawn Denmark in the World Cup 2018 playoffs but they probably could have picked a better(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane at Fifa headquarters, in Zurich, Switzerland, for the play-off draw. Photograph:  Andy Mueller/Inpho

If there really was a sense that Ireland needed a little luck to nudge them towards next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia then they seemed to get i(...)

The Nyhavn neighbourhood, which was originally a busy commercial port, is now a pretty neighbourhood filled with waterside bars and restaurants.

Copenhagen. A capital city crammed with culture. A city of sophistication. Of calm. Of cyclists. And for one weekend only next month, it will be host (...)

Storm Ophelia passing Porthcawl in Wales. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

1. The wind that shakes the barley. 2. The wind that shakes everything else, but leaves Teresa Mannion heroically upright. 3. Wind that’s misspelt(...)