Despite its claim to fame at 4.5 kilometres, as the longest road tunnel in an urban area of Europe, Dublin Port’s fine tunnel is now very small beer. (...)

 The first train comes out of the Gotthard rail tunnel’s north portal, on the opening day of the  longest tunnel in the world, in Switzerland. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Switzerland opened the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel through the heart of the Alps on Wednesday in an engineering marvel hailed as a symbol (...)

Swiss president Johann Schneider-Ammann met European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker last Friday  with free movement  being the main focus of discussions. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

This week senior figures from the fields of business, politics and social justice descend on the Swiss resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum. (...)