Faroe Islands

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A map showing the Irish landing point for the Iris cable

The Republic could be in line to get a direct connection to a new high-speed undersea fibre optic internet cable linking Iceland to mainland Europe. (...)

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place at the Convention Centre in  Dublin. Photograph:  John Sibley/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland avoided the ‘Group of Death’ in the Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday morning, but only just. Originally drawn in Group C al(...)

Tvøroyri village, on Suðuroy, the southernmost of 18 mountainous islands that make up the Faroe Islands. Photograph: Joseph O’Connor

There’s an old anecdote that most locals of Suðuroy, the southernmost of 18 mountainous islands that make up the Faroe Islands, are familiar with. It (...)

Could Northern Ireland become Ireland’s Gibraltar for EU citizenship purposes? Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The issue of Brexit and EU rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland has been overshadowed by concerns about the Border. But it is looking more an(...)

Those who have visited Iceland before will need no convincing of its splendour. Its desolate beauty is the stuff of legend among those who return time(...)

Hotel Grotta Giusti in Tuscany

Puffin package The Faroe Islands’ newest boutique hotel, Hotel Havgrim, offers guests an up-close look at the puffins, who make their home here each (...)

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage: his suggestion that June 23rd, when Britain voted to leave the EU, should be declared “independence day” has received surprisingly scant support.  File photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Name something that Denmark and the United Kingdom probably don’t have that probably every other country probably does have. As you can already tell,(...)

The black-legged Kittiwake in classical pose, perched on a coastal cliff face.

The survival of the Kittiwake, a small cliff-nesting species of gull which breeds in colonies around the Irish coast, is globally threatened, accordin(...)

San Francisco: the latest generation of start-up founders and entrepreneurs will vie for a place, on Tuesday in Dublin, at the 2018 Start Up World Cup in San Francisco

MONDAY Indicators: Irish trade statistics (Aug) and construction PMI (Oct); US consumer inflation expectations (Oct). Meetings: European Aviation (...)

Orchestral dance music: Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen

Kiasmos: Vicar Street, Dublin, November 5th I’ve had truly transcendent times watching Ólafur Arnalds and Jan(...)

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