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Dublin placed 32nd in Mercer’s safety ranking. Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranked in 33rd place, ahead of London, Paris and Madrid, in a quality of living survey that took more than 230 cities into account. Human res(...)

Declining birth rates are no longer confined to the western world. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

The conventional projection by the UN is that world population, currently 7.7 billion, will increase to 11.2 billion in 2100, then stabilise before sl(...)

 Vogtle nuclear power plans near Waynesboro, Georgia in the US. A Democrat-led committee says that in the rush to transfer technology to the Saudis Trump aides may have violated regulations. Photograph:  Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

White House officials have been pushing a plan to sell US nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia in potential defiance of legal restrictions and reg(...)

Valentine’s Day comes with a pretty hefty price tag for most Irish couples

That time is upon us again: the day when everyone is supposed to be in love and told by the media and the markets of the world to express their love b(...)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to raise concerns over the national and regional presence of Huawei in talks with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Top US officials will visit central Europe this week to discuss closer co-operation on issues ranging from energy to defence, and to shore up alliance(...)

The signature ‘AHitler’ on a watercolour displayed at the Weidler auction house in  Nuremberg. Photograph: Daniel Karmann/AFP/Getty Images

Five watercolours attributed to Adolf Hitler have failed to sell at auction. The paintings, from his early days as a struggling artist, failed to sel(...)

The Kleinmann family in April 1938, taken in Vienna: Herta, Gustav, Kurt, Fritz, Tini and Edith. Photograph: Peter Patten

Holocaust memoirs are many. Kurt Kleinmann makes it his business to lay his hands on every last one of them: “I have a need to not forget,” he states (...)

Echelon Data Centres chief executive Niall Molloy, right, and chief operating officer Graeme McWilliams. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was no shortage of ambition at the launch event for Echelon Data Centres. The new Irish company, led by Niall Molloy of London-based property de(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary declined to disclose the price  paid for Laudamotion. Photograph: Helmut Fohringer/AFP

Ryanair has acquired the remaining quarter of its Austrian unit Laudamotion for an undisclosed price, it said on Tuesday. Europe’s largest budget car(...)

Many European mainlanders remember ‘the squelch of carts laden with possessions on muddy tracks’. Above, the evacuation of Paris in 1940. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does the EU want? This simple question has foxed Brits throughout the Brexit talks. It is alleged that Brussels is desperate to retain Britain; t(...)

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