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Annual inflation for the European Union ran slightly ahead of inflation for the euro area at 1.8 per cent in November. Photograph: iStock

The price of consumer goods across the euro zone increased by 1.5 per cent in the year to November. Figures from Eurostat show the lowest rates of in(...)

Lightneer’s Peter Vesterbacka and some of the characters from ‘Big Bang Legends’.

Given how notoriously reserved the Finns are, it is highly possible you may not know just how successful their gaming sector is. But even they can’t h(...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by Army personnel last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland contributes more to the prosperity and equality of the world than any other country relative to the size of its economy, a new report has stat(...)

Family with children riding husky dogs sledge in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

To many, the Nordic countries have come to represent a near-mythical paradise of gender equality and family harmony, where legions of happy fathers pu(...)

 EU Council chief  Donald Tusk has urged EU states  to “proceed swiftly” with the Nord Stream 2 project. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Russia’s plan for a major new pipeline that critics say would undermine eastern Europe’s energy security faces a fresh potential obstacle, after Denma(...)

Attendees of  Slush  working  in privacy pods during the   event in Helsinki, Finland,  in 2016.  Photograph:  Getty Images

It may not be as big as Web Summit, and the location certainly isn’t as balmy as Lisbon, but Slush, a Finnish tech conference which gets under way on (...)

The conference was attended by renewable energy producers from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark

Nordic countries have offered to collaborate with Ireland on the development of a range of technologies to help decarbonise the Irish energy sector. T(...)

Citizen Smith. Jon Smith at the Irish citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I would like to think this Irishman’s Diary sets a record: at the time of writing, I have been an Irishman for a little over an hour. On Monday, I an(...)

 Like  Trapattoni, Martin O’Neill has come under fire for being some football Neanderthal. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It’s no surprise Martin O’Neill may be tempted to return to club management in England. The Premier League is a playpen in many ways. But it can look (...)

Flour ground from dried crickets and crickets in jars, for the first mass-delivered bread made from insects, at the Finnish food company Fazer bakery in Helsinki on Thursday. Photograph: Attila Cser/Reuters

Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in(...)

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