Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem arrives for a euro zone finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels yesterday to discuss Athens’ plans to reverse austerity measures. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Two themes that could have profound implications for Europe will dominate today’s EU summit in Brussels. Ukraine is expected to top the agenda, as EU (...)

A woman carries a bag of humanitarian aid from a delivery point in the Ukrainian forces-controlled town of Debaltseve in the Donetsk region. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

As Angela Merkel and François Hollande flew to Moscow to discuss Ukraine with Vladimir Putin yesterday, a Twitter post showed the trio’s faces superim(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre), German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev yesterday. Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has warned the United States that arming Ukraine in its fight with Moscow-backed separatists would do “colossal damage” to already fractious re(...)

All households who register with Irish Water are entitled to a €100 water conservation grant

Following months of protest and political hand-wringing, households will finally receive their first water bills in April.It may come as some small co(...)

Fritz-Joly Joachin, a French citizen of Haitian origin, is accused of participating in an organised crime group with a terrorist aim and links to a network feeding fighters to Syria. Photograph: Nikolay Doychinovnikolay/AFP/Getty Images

A French man wanted in connection with the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has been extradited from Bulgaria to France where he is facing charges of(...)

A policeman passes between cars destroyed in an attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol last weekend, in which 30 people died. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Vaganov

EU foreign affairs ministers travel to Brussels today for an emergency meeting on Ukraine, prompted by last weekend’s attack on the Ukrainian city of (...)

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out.

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out. A study conducte(...)

Fritz-Joly Joachin (centre), a French citizen of Haitian origin, arrives in court in the town of Haskovo, southeastern Bulgaria, on January 20th, 2015. Mr Joachin (29), was arrested on January 1st last trying to cross from EU member Bulgaria into Turkey by bus. He has admitted to being “old friends” with the Kouachi brothers - who were shot dead by French police two days after they staged the January 7th  Charlie Hebdo strike that left 12 people dead - but  denies being an extremist. Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images

Bulgaria will extradite a Frenchman who was a business partner of the two brothers who shot dead 12 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s (...)

French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin (29) is pictured inside the courtroom before his trial in the town of Haskovo. Bulgaria plans to extradite him as he is suspected of having been in touch with one of the two Islamist militants who shot dead 12 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s offices last week. Photograph: Reuters/sakarnews.info/Bulphoto Agency

Bulgaria plans to extradite a Frenchman suspected of knowing or having been in touch with one of the two Islamist militants who shot dead 12 people at(...)

Annmarie McGlynn, Fionnuala Britton, Michelle Finn, Sara Treacy, Siobhan O’Doherty and Laura Crowe show off their medals in Samokov yesterday. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Whoever designed the European Cross Country course in Samokov was not thinking of a 34-year-old mother of two. Melting snow in some parts, treachero(...)