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Nadia Power’s new Irish record will almost certainly see her qualify for the Tokyo Olympics on the ranking system. File photograph: Inpho

Another impressive indoor performance by Nadia Power has seen her knock almost a second and a half off her own Irish 800 metres record with a hard-fou(...)

Nadia Power has started the season in brilliant form on the track. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

While 2020 might have been a bit of a write-off for many of our athletes, for Nadia Power it was another year of progress, the Dubliner building on th(...)

Ciara Mageean competes in the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish athletes will get at least once chance to compete at home in order to seek a qualification standard for next month’s European Indoor Championshi(...)

Hans Keller drools over Franz Beckenbauer strolling for Bayern Munich in the 1976 European Cup final against St Etienne. File photograph: Getty Images

Hans Keller was relieved. It was March 1938 and Adolf Hitler had just marched into Vienna. Keller, 18 and Jewish, had reasons to be concerned. But, mo(...)

The EU’s Berlaymont building in Brussels. File photograph: Getty Images

An inaugural meeting between the UK’s new head of mission to Brussels and a senior EU official in Brussels has been postponed in response to the statu(...)

A  building damaged in an earthquake, in Petrinja, Croatia, on Tuesday. Photograph:  AP Photo

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck central Croatia on Tuesday, killing six people and injuring at least 20, and shook several neighbouring countri(...)

A monument of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna, Austria. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

“These [French revolutionary] composers have a kind of godparental relationship to Beethoven’s symphonies.” So says the conductor John Eliot Gardiner(...)

‘Airbnb and similar short-term rental platforms have driven up rents, hurt urban communities, and ravaged affordable social housing programmes. ’ Photograph: John Mac Dougall/AFP/Getty Images

Online rental company Airbnb uses its status as an Irish-registered company to frustrate attempts by local authorities in European capitals to curb di(...)

On the 250th anniversary of his birth, what does Beethoven mean to people?

“Virginia Woolf wanted to be buried to it” Marina Carr, prolific and award-winning Irish playwright My favourite work is the Cavatina from String Quar(...)

For North Korean spies, Austrian capital provides key gateway to Europe. Photograph: Getty

The bestselling author of espionage novels, John le Carré, often places his spies in Vienna. So does Kim Jong Un. The Austrian capital has long been(...)

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