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Experience the warm glow of saving money. Photograph: iStock

As if it wasn’t bad enough that we are all facing into a long, dark and cold winter, we are also heading into that part of the year when costs climb d(...)

Darragh Rogan and his wife Mirella, who is originally from Poland, moved to Helsinki three years ago. Their daughters Amelia and Hanna are growing up there.
Welcome to my place ... Helsinki
  • Abroad
  • September 15, 2019, 06:30

Darragh Rogan is originally from Milltown in Dublin. He now lives in Helsinki in Finland, where he moved three years ago. His wife Mirella, is fr(...)

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to the official figures

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to official figures, which show the average cost of a home in t(...)

Olli Rehn, governing council member of the European Central Bank and governor of the Bank of Finland, departs a council meeting ahead of the ECB rates decision in Frankfurt. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Finland, current holder of the EU presidency, will press finance ministers across the union to put climate change at the heart of their budget plans a(...)

Brendan Humphreys and his son Kolia in Helsinki

Working Abroad Q&A: Brendan Humphreys,  originally from Coolock in Dublin,  now lives in Helsinki, where he is a researcher and lecturer(...)

Paul Cocksedge’s Please Be Seated is part of the London Design Festival.

London eye candy Bodkins to Brexit. Avoid the angry crowds in Parliament Square and escape instead to a world where soft furnishings trump hard borde(...)

Simon Coveney: There is no country that wants a deal more than Ireland. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson’s Conservative government has put forward “nothing credible” as an alternative to the Brexit backstop, the Tánaiste Simon Coveney has sa(...)

‘Tar éis an tsaoil, is é is brí le himpireacht ná go mbeadh an pobal cloíte ina sclábhaithe duit.’ Grianghraf: PA.
Comóradh Ceart

Táimid ag druidiúint cóngarach go leor do chomóradh céad bliain an stáit Éireannaigh ó dheas. Ní léir go bhfuil sé i gceist aon ráiteas mór glórmhar a(...)

Barbecue area in Helsinki’s Suomenlinna Island prison: Most prisoners spend the day restoring and maintaining the fortress for €8 an hour or attending courses in the city. Photograph: Conor Gallagher

The detention facility on Suomenlinna Island in Helsinki is probably the only prison in the world where people trying to get in is a bigger problem th(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: promises a “clear response” to the High Court ruling. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is “working towards” making a decision on whether emergency legislation is needed in response to a High Court decision on citizenship a(...)

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