The Government’s scramble to reduce water charges and increase allowances means households will end up paying the cheapest water rates in Europe. (...)

 A spokeswoman for Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, said it was important to ensure free movement of workers and citizens across the EU was used for the “right motives and not abused through unjustified claiming of benefits”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government officials are examining the implications of a landmark ruling which may allow authorities to refuse welfare benefits to EU migrants if t(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

Ryanair plans to open a new base at Copehagen Airport in Denmark in March. Photo: Bloomberg

Ryanair plans to open a new base at Copehagen Airport in Denmark in March, from where the no-frills airline will initially serve London, Milan Bergamo(...)

AMCS Group  chief executive Jimmy Martin (left),  Tony Zappala partner at Highland Capital Partners Europe and John Dolan, partner at Investec Ventures. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

AMCS Group, a Limerick based waste and recycling management software company, has acquired Transvision, a Danish transport optimisation firm. The term(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron in the House of Commons, where he said Britain would not  pay “anything like” the €2.1 billion surcharge sought by the EU.  Photograph: PA Wire

Denmark’s prime minister has poured cold water on Britain’s hopes of reducing an extra €2.1 billion contribution to EU budgets being demanded by the E(...)

High life expectancy and equal access to third-level education contributed to Ireland’s strong performance  in the World Economic Forum gender gap survey. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Are you bored with women complaining about gender inequality?Surely these days women can “look the business” in their sharp suits and high heels. They(...)

Tony Mangan at Machu Picchu in Peru

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

Serbian and Albanian players clash during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match in Belgrade. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and or(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for a meeting of the European People’s Party in Brussels ahead of an informal dinner of EU heads of state. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned of “difficult” climate change talks yesterday as EU leaders remained locked in talks last night on the union’s new clim(...)