The summit  of EU leaders will be  the first under new European Council president Donald Tusk.  Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ireland’s corporate tax regime is expected to face fresh scrutiny today at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, as Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets EU leader(...)

John Wilson at the Four Courts to give evidence during the sixth week of a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Collins

The number of entries regarding journalist Ian Bailey on the garda intelligence collation system was so extensive that it must have been sanctioned at(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

The European Parliament agreed to recognise Palestinian statehood ‘in principle’, in a compromise that did not back immediate recognition of a Palestinian state. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle, in a compromise motion that did not follow some European n(...)

Ryanair has won a legal battle with one of their pilots who refused to move his working base from Marseille in France to Kaunas in Lithuania. In a dec(...)

You can’t go far wrong with this Sleek i-Divine Palette (€9.99, Boots)

It was a piece of advice that I’ve never forgotten. I was a teenager, working in France for the summer. She was the sophisticated owner of the rest(...)

Nestpick targets international renters moving to new cities

German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet is backing online apartment rental firm Nestpick as the start-up expands into four European countries, aimin(...)

It’s official, we can’t help ourselves at Christmas. When it comes to the annual festive splurge, Irish shoppers are a league apart.According to a rep(...)

THAT moment in the   World Cup  qualifying football match between France and the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in Paris on November 18th, 2009 when Thierry Henry handled the ball. 1:00

“If I had to sleep with a Premiership footballer, it would be Thierry Henry. ”Fair point, well made by my Manchester United-supporting brother in law.(...)

Construction cranes over London: The vibrancy of the London economy depends on the fact that it is a world financial centre, attracting skilled workers from all over the world. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

With the UK in election mode, immigration has become a significant political issue. Responses to the 2008 European Social Survey showed that 56 per ce(...)