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Flames from the explosion that  ripped through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub on Tuesday killed one person and injured 21 others. Photograph: Nonstopnews via AP

An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub on Tuesday killed one person and injured 21 others, prompting Italy to decla(...)

Pharmacist and wine maker Róisín Curley
Wine, women . . . and Mayo

Róisín Curley is a pharmacist, working in the family business in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. At the same time, she makes her own wines in Burgundy, one of t(...)

Belfast City Hall. Lonely Planet said the city has undergone a makeover, and is now ‘full of hip neighbourhoods that burst with bars, restaurants and venues to suit all tastes.’

Belfast and the Causeway Coast have been named the top region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. The region tops the ranking in the trav(...)

If Ireland was to bring its employment rate for workers aged over 55 in line with Sweden, the resulting long-term GDP boost could be as much as  5.4 per cent, PwC said.

Ireland’s long-term GDP could be boosted by around €15 billion if the employment rate for workers over 55 increased substantially, according to a new (...)

Manchester United manager José Mourinho and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

José Mourinho believes Manchester United will thrive in the “huge animosity” of Anfield on Saturday because his players will relish the atmosphere. U(...)

Castle Leslie Lodge, Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, Co Monaghan

Trophy Towns Two Irish villages are celebrating this month, having each taken home awards at the prestigious Entente Florale, the European Associatio(...)

Irish crews experienced another successful  day at the World Masters Regatta in Slovenia.

Irish crews had another dramatic day at the World Masters Regatta in Slovenia. The ‘C’ four of Rob Forde, Pat Fowler, Oisín McGrath and Gary O’Nei(...)

British prime minister Theresa May campaigning in Eshott airfield, Northumberland, in May. She has repeatedly rejected the idea of excluding students from the Conservatives’ target of bringing net migration down to the tens of thousands. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May’s determination to continue counting foreign students in the British government’s immigration target left her increasingly isolated on Thu(...)

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(...)

Food fight: the Czech version of a well-known brand had less fish than its German counterpart. Photograph: iStock

From the fishiness of fish fingers and the meatiness of luncheon meat to the preciously guarded name of a Slovenian wine, central Europe is taking a f(...)

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