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Germany’s Vonovia has agreed to buy Buwog in a cash deal valuing the Austrian real estate company at €5.2 billion, the two companies said on Monday. (...)

 Austrian chancellor to be Sebastian Kurz of the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP). “We’ll fight for our interests, for our views, but in the EU we will respect decisions.” Photograph: Getty Images

European far-right leaders have cheered the return to power in Austria of one of their own: the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). On Saturday the populis(...)

Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz (31) feels he has a mandate for change in a continent destabilised by politicians twice his age. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty Images

One thing is sure: he can expect a less chilly welcome to Brussels this week than his conservative predecessor Wolfgang Schüssel, who in 2000 teamed u(...)

Austria’s president Alexander Van der Bellen (left), leader of Austria’s conservative People’s Party Sebastian Kurz and the chairman of the Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache arrive to give a press conference after talks at the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria, on December 16th, 2017. Photograph: Alex Halada/Getty Images

Austria’s conservative leader Sebastian Kurz has brought the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) into government, striking a coalition deal he cemented with(...)

Beechfield Manor nursing home in Shankhill, Dublin. The property is one of three nursing homes owned by the Beechfield Care Group.

Irish nursing home group Beechfield Care has been acquired by the German-based IMMAC group for a deal estimated to be in the region of €33 million. (...)

Austrian party leaders Sebastian Kurz and Heinz-Christian Strache give a joint press conference in Vienna. Photograph: Roland Schlager/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian conservative party leader Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the anti-immigration Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for Austr(...)

Shea O’Dwyer, right, founder of Coolmore Foods, speaking to delegates at a trade show

A bakery based in Bandon, Co Cork, has invested in a product development centre as it attempts to grow its export business by wooing foreign supermark(...)

A column of fire is seen after an explosion ripped through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub in Baumgarten. Photograph: Tomas Hulik/Reuters

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(...)

ComReg is understood to have been unhappy with the €66,000 fine imposed on Yourtel by the Dublin District Court, given the severity of the company’s actions.

Controversial German telco Yourtel, which was fined this week for selling bogus contracts for cheaper landline calls to hundreds of customers in Irela(...)

A woman holds a cigarette in a cafe in Vienna. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party has announced that a planned ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants that was due to come into force in 2018 will(...)

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