More than 500 species of plants have disappeared in the past 250 years. Stock photograph: Reuters

More than 570 plant species have disappeared in the past 250 years - twice the number of birds, mammals and amphibians recorded as extinct, a new stud(...)

 Ryanair:  Among a number of airlines whose stocks rose on the back of the Brexit extension. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Monday Results: Ryanair. Indicators: German PPI (Apr). Meetings: Digiday Brand Summit Europe (Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow); Future Heal(...)

Did you have a sleep-in this Bank Holiday Monday? Were you chastised by someone close to you because you were engaging in a bad habit? Well I’ve some (...)

Storm Gertrude hit Ireland in 2016. File photograph: Erick Luke/The Irish Times

New research is revealing why and how Europe is vulnerable to “explosive” and sustained weather events, a conference in Dublin has heard. Speaking at(...)

H&M is trying to boost its environmental credentials with a new recycling initiative. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News.

Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, is launching a new effort to promote recycling as it seeks to cut its environmental(...)

Elena Stanescu and Mariana Ion beg in downtown Stockholm. A growing trend of physical assaults against Roma has challenged Sweden’s reputation as one of Europe’s most tolerant  nations – and highlighted the divide between refugees from outside Europe and the Roma, who are free to travel within the EU. Photograph: Moa Karlberg/The New York Times

After begging through the night outside bars and nightclubs, Gheorghe Rancu, a homeless migrant from Romania, was asleep one morning this summer in a (...)

New apartments in Liljeholmskajen, Stockholm, Sweden. Apartment prices jumped 8 per cent last year and have soared 38 per cent since late 2007 to a record, according to Svensk Maeklarstatistik, which compiles monthly data on Swedish home prices. photograph: photographer: casper hedberg/bloomberg

Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the International Monetary Fund has been warning about – piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising prop(...)