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A handful of pioneering farmers are trialling traditional Irish wheat varieties to show how our climate can produce high-protein flour. Photograph: Getty Images

Who could ever have guessed that the Irish would return to baking with such a zeal this year? That homemade loaves would become symbols of reassurance(...)

Dryrobe culture war is about aspiration, tribalism, social class and snobbery. Being “highly active” is correlated with higher socioeconomic status, according to a sports report.

There is consternation among some residents of south county Dublin over an influx of undesirable newcomers. There are mutterings on social media that (...)

Aer Lingus has applied to Manchester Airport for slots – that is take off and landing times – to allow it launch flights from there to North America next summer. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Aer Lingus has applied for slots at Manchester Airport as it continues to consider launching transatlantic services from Britain next year. The Irish(...)

By April, 40 per cent of workers in the EU were teleworking full-time, according to the EU agency Eurofound.

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to permanent changes in the way our lives are structured. The issue is the subject of an interesting new pa(...)

Rays fall through the gaps between Frankfurt’s banking district buildings as the sun rises in Germany on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP

European stocks closed higher on Wednesday as more positive updates on Covid-19 vaccine and merger activity helped offset worries about the fast-sprea(...)

Best known in Britain for its More Than brand, RSA provides home, motor and commercial insurance and also has large operations in Canada, Ireland and Scandinavia. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British insurance group RSA is backing a £7.2 billion (€8.07 billion) cash offer from Canada’s Intact Financial and Denmark’s Tryg in one of Europe’s (...)

It might be worth your while securing specialist advice from a tax adviser familiar  with the Canadian tax code. Photograph: iStock

I’m a Canadian, I own my company (partner at 50 per cent) in Canada. I receive a wage every month for this company into my Canadian account. I send th(...)

Bill Ribbans says the second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009 was the most brutal match he had ever seen. Photograph: Inpho

“It’s incredible that sports medicine has only been recognised the last 15 years,” Bill Ribbans says as he reflects on his four decades of work as an (...)

The Government is easing travel restrictions with an eye on some revival of aviation next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So, is Santa Claus coming to town or not? After the last 10 days or so, Irish people are wondering if they’ve been naughty or nice. Last week, chief m(...)

 A BioNTech laboratory in Mainz, Germany. The vaccine developed by BioNTech, a European company founded by a German couple of Turkish origin, will be distributed by Pfizer. Photograph: BioNTech SE/EPA

The Covid-19 pandemic has produced a level of cross-border collaboration that was once unimaginable. Barriers to international co-operation have come (...)

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