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Ireland’s Darren Randolph makes a save against Switzerland. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Switzerland 2 Republic of Ireland 0 No famous victory in the end then, nor even the draw that would have left the Danes with a day off to look forwar(...)

A new report revealed Ireland's childcare supports compare very poorly with many other countries. According to the study, in Ireland cost was more lik(...)

In Germany 31 per cent of renewable energy production is owned by its citizens. Photograph: iStock

The vineyards at Weingut Huster were converted to organic production 25 years ago and produce a fine Riesling. Here on the hills between the Rhine and(...)

The higher-level German paper was in line with expectations although there were one or two challenging items in the letter, according to Fiona Healy, (...)

Roger Casement in Congo in September 1898

A century after his execution for high treason, a version of Roger Casement remains buried, not in Pentonville prison or Glasnevin Cemetery, but in Ma(...)

Büsingen, Germany’s one and only enclave, surrounded on all sides by Switzerland.

The trout floats motionless in the pristine, glittering river, unaware that it is a Swiss fish in German waters. The fish is similarly oblivious to be(...)

Martin Luther statue in Wittenberg, Germany:  what he intended as the beginning of a theological dialogue in 1517 set in train events that have shaped the world  today. Photograph: iStock

It began 500 years ago this year. It shaped your life and mine, and that of billions of other people since. Yet few realise that anymore. It led to (...)

Pope Francis: His visit  to Sweden is intended to shift the emphasis from any perception of possible conflict between the Catholic and Protestant churches to one of communion. Photograph: Tony Gentile/AP Photo

Irish people are being encouraged by the Catholic bishops to join with them and Pope Francis by holding prayer gatherings for peace, particularly in S(...)

Can Leicester City defend their Premier League title in 2016/17. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal Not for the first time Arsenal find themselves needing a striker, a defender and have real doubts about the long-term future of Arsène Weng(...)