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Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen (left) and US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz and Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump described the Danish prime minister as “nasty” after she dismissed his notion of the US buying Greenland as an “absurd” idea, which promp(...)

Brian Leslie of Seaquest Engineering: ‘The first [game changer] that comes to mind was the development of the fish pump for pelagic fishing. It allowed us to capture large contracts around Europe and further afield.’

Brian Leslie went to Seattle on a J1 visa and was offered a permanent position there once he completed his degree in mechanical engineering in DIT Bo(...)

Irish lawyers and diplomats have maintained that nothing as insubstantial or uninhabitable as Rockall can be said to constitute a national territory in any meaningful sense. Photograph: Irish Naval Service press office

“Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental shelf” – UN Convention(...)

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,(...)

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