Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. Photo: EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

EU leaders have backed a plan for more punitive sanctions against Crimea, including a ban on European cruise ships docking in Sevastapol, as Russian p(...)

Samples of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products.

Ireland has maintained its position for a second year as the 18th best country for protecting property rights in the globe according to the influenti(...)

Seán O’Driscoll, group chief executive, Glen Dimplex Group, said testing the technology on a large scale would accelerate innovation

A consortium led by Irish electrical goods firm Glen Dimplex has secured €12 million in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme – the single larg(...)

Europe is awash with opera festivals. There’s the Savonlinna Festival in Finland, where a three-towered island fortress provides a stunning medieval b(...)

Self-portrait by Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin characters. © Moomin Characters™

Celebrations are taking place today across Finland, the beautiful Nordic country of lakes and islands as the 97th anniversary of the day Finns declare(...)

Dermot Desmond: owns 26 per cent of MCB Finance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MCB Finance, an AIM-listed consumer finance company that is 26 per cent owned by Dermot Desmond, has received an acquisition approach from Internatio(...)

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas  holds a press conference on the Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard 2014, at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

R&D investment by companies in Ireland is more than double the world average, according to new research, which bolsters the State’s claim to be an(...)

 Enda Kenny:  “The only ones who suffer from a strike in circumstances like this are the pupils.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he regretted the decision by teachers to close secondary schools next Tuesday in protest over junior cycle reform. “The only(...)

The study also shows that people willing to work in Ireland from another country are generally educated, experienced and often moving from big companies of 200 employees or more

Irish people have the highest level of international work experience, according to a new survey of 200,000 people from 70 countries.The study shows th(...)

Drax power station in the UK, which was included in the emissions assessment by the European Environment Agency.

Air pollution from Europe’s large industrial plants and coal-fired power stations, including Moneypoint on the Shannon Estuary, cost society at least (...)