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Passengers disembarking a ferry from Sweden in Elsingoere, Denmark before the borders closed in March. Photograph:  Claus Bjoern Larsen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Denmark is opening its borders to neighbouring Sweden for the first time in nearly five months after it became one of the few European countries with (...)

Greenland is one of the 15 countries on the new Government travel green list. Photograph: Getty Images

Finally, we have white smoke and a green list? We do, indeed. After weeks of waiting and just a hint of confusion, the Cabinet met on Tuesday night a(...)

 Norman Galway: ‘If you were a friend, you were a friend for life.’

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

Adare Manor.

With the country slowly emerging from a lockdown the like of which has never been seen before, people will be anxious to escape the confines of their (...)

General Lucas with his wife Joan aka Poppy: The IRA captured the general  while he and two other British army officers were fishing on the river Blackwater in Co Cork.

It is the War of Independence story like no other. The British general captured by the IRA during a day’s fishing on Blackwater, who later became frie(...)

Olof Palme: Swedish prime minister was shot dead in Stockholm in 1986. Photograph: Anders Holmstrom/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

After a 34-year wait – and weeks of build-up worthy of reality television – Swedes have reacted with anger and dismay to the news that the most likely(...)

Pension pot plan is political short-termism in its purest form and from the very same parties that want to autoenrol workers into pension schemes. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Developers can’t build homes at affordable rates. Our solution? Let buyers raid their pension pots to bridge the gap. This is one of the crazy, harebr(...)

Children attend class while practising social distancing in  France, May 25th. Photograph: Epa/Ian Langsdon

The Irish Times asked readers living abroad if their children had returned to school or childcare after the Covid-19 lockdown. Here is a selection of (...)

Jack Ryan: 'The vast majority of Swedes are following the recommendations for social distancing'

Jack Ryan, from Ratoath in Co Meath, lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his partner Niklas. He runs coffee roastery Muttley & Jack’s. While muc(...)

The Swedish actor on her marriage to Peter Sellers and life as a Bond girl Two days after their first date – which was also their first meeting (...)

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