Carmel Stelzner’s son Alexander on his way to a school sleepover in Oslo last week.

It was autumn break, or høstferie, here in Oslo a few weeks ago, when all students and school staff took a break for a week, a breather after the firs(...)

The Government intends to introduce a universal savings scheme to increase pension coverage among private sector workers.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Doubts over the sustainability of the Irish pension system has dragged it down in an annual global study. The State ranks 12th of 30 countries asses(...)

Bénédicte Duval, Air France and KLM general manager for the UK and Ireland, will oversee changes in the airlines’ operations in the Irish market.

Air France and KLM have appointed a new general manager for the UK and Ireland, Bénédicte Duval. Ms Duval, who has had an extensive 30-year career in (...)

There is disquiet over a proposed loosening of standards to attract the IPO of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company. Photograph: Reuters

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has sharply criticised UK plans to change its stock market listing rules, adding to disquiet over a proposed(...)

The Nyhavn neighbourhood, which was originally a busy commercial port, is now a pretty neighbourhood filled with waterside bars and restaurants.

Copenhagen. A capital city crammed with culture. A city of sophistication. Of calm. Of cyclists. And for one weekend only next month, it will be host (...)

Holly Cowman visiting one of Mary Immaculate College’s Erasmus+ partner universities, East China Normal University, in Shanghai

Tens of millions of deaths in the first and second World Wars were young men who succumbed on the soil of foreign countries, miles from their homes. (...)

The Revenue has said that even in a ‘soft Border’ scenario, certain controls are unavoidable and a number of designated and resourced crossings will be required. Photograph: The Irish Times

Revenue has warned an open Border between the Republic and Northern Ireland is not possible and that eight customs checks and visible border controls (...)

Among the Irish items in the collection were brooches and buckles of gilt bronze, fashioned from decorative fittings, which have been exhibited several times in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: University of Bergen

A Norwegian museum has appealed for Irish help in tracing up to 400 Viking artefacts stolen from its premises. Some of the artefacts were made in Ire(...)

The crude divorce rate in Ireland is 0.6 per cent, according to the Eurostat.

Ireland’s divorce rate remains remarkably low when compared with the rest of Europe and the wider world. According to the April 2016 census, as publi(...)

Shadow Brexit secretary  Keir Starmer: says that Theresa May is sending out a confused message on Brexit because the Conservative party is so divided on the issue. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Any other time but now, a former Conservative chancellor calling for the current Conservative chancellor to be sacked would be news. But when Nigel La(...)