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Police examine the site where an explosion damaged a residential building and cars in central Stockholm on Sunday. Photograph: Janerik Henriksson/EPA

A surge in drug-linked gang-violence in Sweden led to a 60 per cent increase in bomb blasts in 2019, government statistics showed on Thursday, as poli(...)

John Sadleir in 1856. Photograph: Wikimedia

Irish banks and those at their helm, have never been strangers to controversy. The recent tracker mortgage scandal, Anglo Irish loans debacle and even(...)

There are 1,400 degree courses taught through English around Europe with the majority of them in the Netherlands, which is the number one destination for Irish students, with Poland, Denmark, Italy and Germany also popular. Photograph: Getty

In a country obsessed with the points race, it can be jarring to discover this is not how everyone operates. It was for one parent who asked at an ev(...)

Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Aston Martin Lagonda is making a last-ditch effort to bring in fresh funding, with billionaire Lawrence Stroll closest to committing to buying a stake(...)

A march in Warsaw on Saturday protesting against the country’s court reforms will see Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin carrying a letter of support from Chief Justice Frank Clarke (above). Photograph: Collins

Polish judges have welcomed news that Irish Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin and dozens of European colleagues will join a march on Satu(...)

JetBlue Airways produces some 8 million metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions each year and says it is working on a plan to compensate for international flights. Photograph: Matthew Hinton/AFP via Getty Images

JetBlue Airways said it will become the first large US airline to offset emissions from all of its domestic flights, aiming to become carbon neutral b(...)

(Back row) Bruce Shiel, Matthias John, Ceola McGowan, Vaughan Mason, Matt Wilson with (front L-R) Ashley Glover, Fiona Alston and Oonagh McMorrow. at axe-throwing training in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On a wet dark winter’s evening I took the opportunity to join the Wicklow axe throwers on one of their regular practice evenings, held in a barn, on t(...)

A group of international investors  has filed what it says is the first in a series of lawsuits against Danske Bank in connection with a money laundering scandal

A group of international investors managing trillions of dollars in assets has filed what it says is the first in a series of lawsuits against Danske (...)

Special tax relief scheme: Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation suggested the amount of tax being lost through the scheme needed to be ‘seen in context’. Photograph: iStock

The major spike in Ireland’s corporation tax revenue has been driven in part by a special tax relief scheme available to senior employees of multinati(...)

Life expectancy at birth is 80.4 years for men and 84 years for women, the smallest gap between the sexes since the 1950s. Photograph: Eric Luke

Many people will have an anecdote or two to illustrate why women live longer than men, but the gap in life expectancy has been closing over the last t(...)

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