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Firefighters move sandbags against the rising water level of the Duessel, which has already flooded large parts of Duesseldorf Grafenberg, Germany. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

More than 60 people have died and dozens of people are missing in Germany and neighbouring Belgium after heavy flooding turned streams and streets in(...)

We’re also not unique – property markets across the globe are failing young people. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

One of the most half-baked notions to take hold in recent times is that the Irish have a peculiar obsession with property, one that sets us apart from(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson and German chancellor Angela Merkel at Chequers. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel have expressed confidence that “pragmatic solutions” can be found to difficulties caused by the implementation of the (...)

 Terminal 1 departures check-in at Dublin Airport during  the pandemic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Air travel in the State could decline again this year, dealing a blow to the Republic’s competitive edge, DAA chief executive Dalton Philips warned on(...)

Auctioneers’ signs in Sandycove, Co Dublin. The four-decade long boom in house prices – apart from the short-lived decline after 2008 – coincides with a period of historically low interest rates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s tempting to view the perennial calamity that is housing in Ireland as unique. Half a century of lousy, at times corrupt, planning has left us wit(...)

State airports company DAA is borrowing €500 million through a bond issue to provide the group with long-term cash. Photograph:  Collins

State airports company DAA is borrowing €500 million through a bond issue to provide the group with long-term cash. DAA, responsible for Cork and Dub(...)

Migrants protest against a new camp at Kara Tepe on Lesbos island, Greece, on Friday. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Four hundred children left without shelter after a fire at a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos will be relocated across 10 countries in the E(...)

Forensics at work in an apartment building in Solingen, Germany, where five bodies were reportedly found on Thursday. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

German police suspect that five children found dead in their home in western Germany were killed by their mother. The 27-year-old mother of six – thr(...)

Chris Irving, Mio Irving, Naomi Irving and Philip Irving in Düsseldorf

Philip Irving is originally from Greystones, Co Wicklow. He graduated from UCD as a mechanical engineer and emigrated to Japan in 1989. He has been ba(...)

DAA, which is responsible for Dublin and Cork airports, owns its shares in Dusseldorf airport through its subsidiary Aer Rianta International. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State-owned DAA may have to contribute to bailing out financially-troubled Dusseldorf airport in Germany, in which the Irish company holds a 20 per ce(...)

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