European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso with Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a meeting on the Multiannual Financial Framework. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Ireland’s EU presidency has reached “political agreement” with the European Parliament on a new seven-year budget for European member states. The deal(...)

Ireland’s bid to secure European Parliamentary support for the European Union’s seven-year budget, experienced a serious setback today, as a number of(...)

Tentative agreement was reached yesterday evening on the EU’s seven-year budget, with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and the European Parliament’s chief negot(...)

Ibec chief executive  Danny McCoy: “We can take our foot off the brakes a bit”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The employers group Ibec has added its voice to those calling for an easing up on austerity, urging the Government to a(...)