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Darragh Rogan, who lives in Helsinki, with  his wife Mirella and daughters Amelia (3) and Hanna (1) in the lap of the gods in Lapland. “I’m regretting not writing it down, but I think the reindeer’s name was Ari”

Working Abroad Q&A: Darragh Rogan, originally from Milltown in Dublin,  lives in Helsinki in Finland, where he works as a mana(...)

Chairman of the Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle studios in Helsinki on Monday. The party finished first in Sunday’s election.  Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/AFP/Getty Images

Finland’s Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigratio(...)

Google and other online platforms will have to sign licensing agreements with musicians, performers, authors, news publishers and journalists to use their work online. Photograph: John Taggart/The New York Times

The European Union’s bid to overhaul its two-decade old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move forcing G(...)

Students take part in a strike for action on climate change: Ireland has been singled out for its ‘lack of focus’ on  targets. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A national climate change plan submitted by the Government to the European Commission is “way off track” in meeting targets, according the EU’s leadin(...)

 Finnish Social Democrat Party leader Antti Rinne prepares to vote at a polling station in Mantsala, Finland. Photograph: Markku Ojala/EPA

Finland’s leftist Social Democrat party leader Antti Rinne has declared victory in Sunday’s general election, after partial results showed his party (...)

Volunteers for the study were all between the ages of 65 and 75 and, like many Finns, healthy and physically active. But they did not lift weights.

Weight training by older people may build not only strength and muscle mass but also motivation and confidence, potentially spurring them to continue (...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe(...)

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One in 10 households in the private rented sector is paying more that 60 per cent of its income on rent, with one in 20 spending three quarters on ren(...)

The figures showed nearly 44 per cent of Irish households owned their properties outright while 27 per cent owned their homes with the aid of a mortgage. Photograph: iStock

Contrary to perceptions, the rate of home ownership in the Republic corresponds very closely to the international average, a study by the Organisation(...)

Manfred Weber has said few European countries want the UK to hold European Parliament elections if Brexit is subject to a long delay. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

The German politician who is the favourite to become the next European Commission president has said few European countries want the UK to hold Europe(...)

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