Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan, Dutch Finance Minister , President of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan and French finance minister Michel Sapin at the start of a special Eurogroup Finance ministers meeting on Greek crisis at EU council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

There will be no immediate budgetary implications for Ireland if a third bailout for Greece is agreed, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. (...)

A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens. Euro zone leaders clinched a deal with Greece on Monday to negotiate a third bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the euro zone after a whole night of haggling at an emergency summit. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is battling to convince members of his government to back a third bailout offered by euro zone leaders after marat(...)

Euro group  .... President of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem (centre) is seen with   Minister for Finance Michael Noonan   prior to the start of the eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday.   Photograph:  Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Eight emergency meetings of finance ministers, three crisis summits, and a country on its knees. This is the sum total of four weeks of European diplo(...)

Protesting outside the Greek parliament against agreement for a third bailout with euro zone leaders. Photograph: Getty Images 1:12

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras was facing open rebellion in his coalition as he moved to act on demands by Greece’s lenders for a series of cuts (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny leaves at the end of Monday’s  EU summit on the Greek debt crisis.  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

  Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described negotiations leading to the Greek government’s deal with its creditors as “bruising” but he welcomed (...)

Head of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem: “A lot of trust had been lost . . . it has to be rebuilt.”  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

  Negotiations on a third bailout for Greece will take at least four weeks, the head of the eurogroup of finance ministers predicted yeste(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (right) and  finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos depart following all-night bailout talks in Brussels. Photograph: Bloomberg

EU leaders may have signed off on an agreement to consider a third bailout package for Greece, but there are a number of key events over the next few (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister  Euclid Tsakalotos  depart following all-night bailout talks in Brussels. Photograph: Bloomberg 1:12

Has an agreement on a new bailout package for Greece been reached? Technically, no. Euro zone leaders agreed this morning to consider backing a third(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for a meeting in Brussels of the leaders of the 19 countries that use the euro currency, on July 12th, 2015. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images

Speaking after the meeting of euro zone leaders in Brussels on Monday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the negotiations had been “bruising” but he welc(...)

A woman burns the flag of the ruling party Syriza, while surrounded by journalists, in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during an anti-EU demonstration in Athens on Monday. Photograph: Louise Gouliamak/AFP/Getty 1:12

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras flew back to Athens today to try to ram a controversial bailout deal he secured from creditors through parliame(...)