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Family with children riding husky dogs sledge in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

To many, the Nordic countries have come to represent a near-mythical paradise of gender equality and family harmony, where legions of happy fathers pu(...)

 EU Council chief  Donald Tusk has urged EU states  to “proceed swiftly” with the Nord Stream 2 project. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Russia’s plan for a major new pipeline that critics say would undermine eastern Europe’s energy security faces a fresh potential obstacle, after Denma(...)

Attendees of  Slush  working  in privacy pods during the   event in Helsinki, Finland,  in 2016.  Photograph:  Getty Images

It may not be as big as Web Summit, and the location certainly isn’t as balmy as Lisbon, but Slush, a Finnish tech conference which gets under way on (...)

The conference was attended by renewable energy producers from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark

Nordic countries have offered to collaborate with Ireland on the development of a range of technologies to help decarbonise the Irish energy sector. T(...)

Citizen Smith. Jon Smith at the Irish citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I would like to think this Irishman’s Diary sets a record: at the time of writing, I have been an Irishman for a little over an hour. On Monday, I an(...)

 Like  Trapattoni, Martin O’Neill has come under fire for being some football Neanderthal. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It’s no surprise Martin O’Neill may be tempted to return to club management in England. The Premier League is a playpen in many ways. But it can look (...)

Flour ground from dried crickets and crickets in jars, for the first mass-delivered bread made from insects, at the Finnish food company Fazer bakery in Helsinki on Thursday. Photograph: Attila Cser/Reuters

Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in(...)

The Engineering Project of the Year title went to Malachy Walsh and Partners (MW&P) for the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Centre of Excellence. Pictured: Engineers Ireland director-general Caroline Spillane, Jack O’Leary (MW&P), Richard Leonard (MW&P), Paul Collins (MW&P), Seámus Kelly (MW&P), Frank Murphy (Cork GAA county board), David Cotter (John Sisk & Son Ltd), Seán Breen (MW&P), Michael Barrett (Michael Barrett Partnership), Bryan Roe (project architect), Michael Nolan (Transport Infrastructure Ireland)

The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with the ESB, are presented in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demo(...)

Sgt Valerie Cole 55th Infantry Group Irish Defence Forces. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has worked for the last year with EU states on plans to deepen EU co-operation in secur(...)

Two gymnasts practising in a gymnasium.

Right now, thousands of perfectly ordinary adults are in online forums airing concerns such as: “Is it necessary to apply the posterior pelvic tilt in(...)

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