A building in Kramatorsk destroyed in fighting between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces which continued to rage a day after the EU and US announced economic sanctions against Russia over its complicity in the crisis. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Tuesday’s decision by the European Union to impose Phase Three sanctions on Russia represents a significant escalation of international pressure on(...)

Two Dutch passports lie in a field among luggage, personal belongings and wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine, yesterday.  Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

It was a busy start for Ireland’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan as he attended his first EU foreign affairs council yesterday (...)

The Coalition has committed €10 million to  public services in housing estates where building companies failed to complete this work because they were wound up. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has conceded the Government is unlikely to recoup the €10 million it is spending on cleaning up housing estates left unfinis(...)

Taking a selfie: Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald with president Gerry Adams and candidates Liadh Ní Riada, Lynn Boylan and Martina Anderson at yesterday’s launch of Sinn Féin’s manifesto in  Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams argued against the “Brussels consensus” and its Irish supporters as the party published its European manifesto.While S(...)

Jonathan Taylor  said the University of Limerick plan would be a “flagship example” of funding in higher education. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Construction work on a development plan for University of Limerick is expected to start before Christmas after it was confirmed yesterday that the Eur(...)

AIB CEO David Duffy with Minister Richard Bruton and President of the European investment Bank Werner Hoyer in Ballsbridge. Photograph: David Sleator

Hundreds of small and medium-sized Irish companies will get access to cheaper loans following the European Investment B(...)