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Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Norges Bank Investment Management, Trond Grande, speaks during the presentation of the Government Pension Fund Global second quarter of 2018.Photograph: Vidar Ruud/ NTB scanpix/Getty Images

Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund had a return of $20 billion in the second quarter, erasing losses for the year, even as it faces growing challenges t(...)

Benjamin Clemantine,Sigrid, Sevdaliza, N.E.R.D, Nina Kraviz and Kendrick Lamar are just a few of our critics top choices.

Sigrid Those Scandies sure know how to a spawn a stellar songstress. Norway’s Sigrid has rapidly become a pop sensation. The 20-year-old winner of th(...)

Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

Muhanad Jazmati from Syria living in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Syrian man who came to Ireland in 2015 has been refused family reunification with his wife and sons because his marriage is viewed as polygamous und(...)

Bergen: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ features the city’s landscape and architecture. Photograph: iStock
A whale of a time in Bergen
  • Europe
  • August 11, 2018, 06:00

On my short KLM flight from Amsterdam to the city of Bergen, Norway, I accidentally get into a rather heated conversation with a Texan oilman about Am(...)

The 28-year-old has already written the “S”, “T” and “O” of “Stop”. Photograph: Andy Pardy/@consultantrogue

A British man has quit his job with the intention of spelling out the words “Stop Brexit” across Europe with a camper van and a GPS. Andy Pardy, a di(...)

The figures do not take account of the recent raft of energy price increases announced here earlier this summer. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Irish consumers are being forced to pay more for gas and electricity than the vast majority of households across the EU, new figures reveal. The dat(...)

Subsidies in areas such as solar storage and wind power mean they are “becoming economic far faster than anyone realised”, billionaire Jeremy Grantham says. Photograph: VCG

Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund is set to divest from fossil fuel stocks, the Church of Ireland has pledged to do likewise by 2022, while Norway’s $1 (...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

A well production test at the Corrib field, 80km off Co Mayo.  “Gas production from Corrib has already started to decline, and by 2025 will supply less than 20%  of Ireland’s demand.”

Ireland needs to build a terminal for importing liquid natural gas (LNG) among other measures to guarantee future energy security, a new report warns.(...)

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