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The  shift towards a tech and creative economy means cities are having to adapt to match the lifestyles of knowledge workers, according to Knight Frank. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin is the world’s sixth most expensive city in terms of start-up costs, according to Knight Frank’s signature commercial research publication Glob(...)

The iPhone 7 plus is shown during an event to announce new Apple products on  Sept. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Soon enough, we will see the first obituaries for openness, free trade and globalisation. When those writers ponder how wealthy countries turned towar(...)

A woman cooks at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, Greece. The camp hosts about 600 refugees and migrants. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo

One year ago, the EU laid out its plan for member states to take their fair share of asylum seekers in response to the refugee crisis. Today it is (...)

Protesters gather on Monday outside the Dublin Children’s Court in Smithfield during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A GARDA inspector has told a trial it was like a “rugby maul” when he tried to escort then Tanaiste Joan Burton through an angry crowd at the Jobstown(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after an EU summit n Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Last October, a 26-year-old fireman helped put out a fire at an asylum home in the western city of Hagen. A week ago he was sentenced to six years in (...)

Winning election formula: AfD candidate Georg Pazderski casts his vote. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

German voters delivered another slap in the face to Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday, handing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) its worst-ever re(...)

San Sebastian bay in the Basque Country. Photograph: Getty Images
San Sebastian: Basque in the culture
  • Europe
  • September 17, 2016, 03:00

Beautiful and creative but marked by a troubled past, San Sebastian in northern Spain could be – aptly enough for this city in thrall to film – a crea(...)

The exterior of Berghain nightclub. Undoubtedly the best techno club in the world, it typifies Berlin’s libertarianism, hedonism, industrial architecture and love of quality electronic music. Photograph: Iain Masterton/Getty Images

For the first-time visitor to Berlin, one of the most striking aspects of the city is how hugely underpopulated and joyfully decrepit the place (...)

Slovakia prime minister Robert Fico, president of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker deliver a joint statement after the EU summit. Photograph: AFP /Getty Images

EU leaders pledged to strengthen Europe’s security capabilities and “deliver on the promise of prosperity” to its citizens following their first major(...)

French president Francois Hollande welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel for a working meeting at the Elyseé Palace in Paris a day ahead of a EU summit in Bratislava. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

EU leaders gather in Bratislava today for a key EU meeting that will consider the next steps forward for the EU post-Brexit. In a sign of the new re(...)

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