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The Suez Canal is blocked by large container ship Ever Given, causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels. Photograph: EPA

The shortest shipping route from Europe to Asia remained blocked on Wednesday as 10 tug boats struggled to free one of the world’s largest container s(...)

Orla McMahon: “Things are very intuitive here. Your wants are all fulfilled.”

Living in Hamburg means you get to enjoy the best of Germany, from great cultural offerings to football and 24-hour bars, says language specialist Or(...)

Andrea Jansen: ‘I took a marketing course at the marketing academy in Hamburg in order to get a formal qualification.’

After finishing school in 1993, Andrea Jansen studied Germanic languages in Trinity College Dublin. The four-year degree involved learning languages i(...)

Andrea Jansen:  “The schools are great, with available places, so you don’t have to be on waiting lists for years.”

After finishing school in 1993, Andrea Jansen studied Germanic languages in Trinity College. The four-year degree involved learning languages includin(...)

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 sign notifying truck drivers of driving restrictions stands in Germany’s second-largest city. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The domino effect of bans on older diesel cars started in Germany on Friday as the regional court in Aachen ruled local authorities must implement a d(...)

 A Hamburg road sign  indicates a  ban for older diesel cars and trucks. Photograph: EPA

Hamburg has become the first German city to introduce a ban on older diesel cars, as a crackdown on vehicles blamed for harmful emissions in urban are(...)

U2 on stage at  Croke Park in July 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

U2 have announced they will play Dublin and Belfast as part of the European leg of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE 2018 tour. The announcement was made o(...)

A 50-year-old German was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife on Friday. Photography: Markus Scholz/Getty Images

The migrant who killed one person and injured six others in a knife attack in a Hamburg supermarket on Friday was an Islamist known to German security(...)

Police officers  securing evidence in front of the supermarket in Hamburg where a man fatally stabbed one person and wounded four others as he fled. Photograph: Markus Scholz/dpa via AP

One person was killed in an attack by a lone knifeman in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg on Friday, and four more were injured wh(...)

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