Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras addressing a news conference during the EU summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday raised the prospect of further tax cuts in October’s budget as Ireland continues its bid to secure more flexibility(...)

The EU’s high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini speaking to  journalists as she arrives for the summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Thierry Charlier

EU leaders pledged to step up efforts to support Libya yesterday, but stopped far short of endorsing a civilian or military mission to the region. Th(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny arrives for the second day of the European Summit of Heads of States and governments at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has raised the prospect of further tax cuts in October’s budget as Ireland continues its bid to secure more flexibility from the (...)

(From left to right)  European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, president of the European Council, Polish, Donald Tusk, secretary general of the  EU council Uwe Corsepius, ECB president Mario Draghi, French president Francois Hollande, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch finance minister and president of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem sit at the start of a special roundtable meeting on the Greek financial crisis, on the sideline of an EU summit in Brussels,  on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

The situation between Greece and its international creditors remains precarious as another late-night meeting in Brussels ended without specific progr(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras aid on Friday he was more optimistic after three hours of talks with leaders of Germany, France and European Union institutions on how Greece can secure further financing in exchange for reforms.  Photograph:  John Thysjohn/AFP/Getty Images

Greece agreed last night to submit a fresh list of reforms “within days” to lenders, as the impasse between Athens and creditors continued amid signs (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Brussels yesterday: ‘If the [European] Commission comes forward with a new set of proposals we will engage with that constructively.’ Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo

Ireland remains opposed to the idea of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB), Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday, though it is prepared t(...)

Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk, in Brussels yesterday after meeting European Council president Donald Tusk, who led calls for EU member states to commit to extending sanctions against Russia. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Union leaders were locked in discussions last night about allowing the European Commission greater oversight over energy contracts with supp(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for a meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: EPA

Ireland remains opposed to the idea of a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) though it is prepared to engage constructively with the Europe(...)

In  opinion published on Thursday  Luxembourg Court states workers are entitled to a minimum rest periods, and Ireland’s decision to exclude training time from the calculation of doctors’ working time “encroaches on that minimum rest period”.

The health service will have to appoint significant numbers of additional doctors and re-configure existing hospital services in some areas if it is t(...)

Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras who will hold a meeting on the margins of the summit  with German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande, and the heads of the European Commission, European Council and European Central Bank. Photograph: EPA

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras travels to Brussels today for a two-day summit of EU leaders, amid continuing tensions between Athens and its inte(...)