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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(...)

 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 (...)

There is pressure on ‘essential consumer products’ like housing, residential rent and childcare costs. File photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish labour costs have risen four times faster than average prices across the economy in recent years, pushing up the cost of housing, renting and ch(...)

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump was criticised for being too soft on him after one-on-one talks in Helsinki in July 2018. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik

Russia was continuing to deny that it meddled in the 2016 US presidential election on Monday despite the findings of a US investigation to the contrar(...)

Dublin placed 32nd in Mercer’s safety ranking. Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranked in 33rd place, ahead of London, Paris and Madrid, in a quality of living survey that took more than 230 cities into account. Human res(...)

Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort: sentenced to 47 months for tax crimes and bank fraud. Photograph: Alexandria sheriff’s office/Getty

The sentencing of Paul Manafort, once the doyen of Republican backroom politics and a central figure in US president Donald Trump’s campaign team, rep(...)

Jerry Nadler  chairman of the House judiciary committee. Photorgraph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Pressure has intensified on US president Donald Trump after Democrats sent dozens of letters to government agencies and individuals demanding document(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

Work continues at the site of the new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Where can a sick hospital go? The first ailment the new National Children’s Hospital has to deal with is a very unusual one. It is altitude sicknes(...)

Children having lunch at school in Finland. Every child is entitled to a hot meal every day. Photograph:  Fishman Ullstein/Getty

No Child 2020 is a new initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. We expl(...)

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