Shooting for the stars

“Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognised it can be put to use.” – Johannes Kepler. The 1963 film, The Mouse on the Moon (sequel to be(...)

The only way minimum price rules can be saved is if member states can demonstrate that in a given case minimum pricing is somehow more effective than taxation. Photograph: PA

Last December, a certain grey-haired gentleman clothed in red and resident in a magical-seeming faraway land dropped a gift - carefully crafted by hi(...)

The claimant must attend National Lottery headquarters in person to officially claim the prize but has 90 days from the date of the draw to do so. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish winner of Friday night’s shared €132 million EuroMillions jackpot will have to wait till the end of the week before the money is pooled from(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: The European Commission President was prime minister of Luxembourg when most of the ’Luxembourg leaks’ tax deals were negotiated. Photograph:  Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The European Union’s fight against aggressive corporate tax planning steps up a gear today when the EU economics commissioner unveils a new package on(...)

Swiss president Johann Schneider-Ammann met European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker last Friday  with free movement  being the main focus of discussions. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

This week senior figures from the fields of business, politics and social justice descend on the Swiss resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum. (...)

Amid the turbulence currently afflicting the Middle East and north Africa it is all too easy to overlook the continuing conflict between Israel and th(...)

Ireland’s member: Judge Eugene Regan of the Court of Justice, a former barrister, Fine Gael senator and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillor

Judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union have received a pay increase of 2.4 per cent this year, bringing their basic salaries to almost €(...)

JUNE: Clerys department store on O’Connell Street closes its doors for the last time. Photograph: Frank Miller

January A new year dawns with news that a long-time voice of the Irish consumer, Eddie Hobbs, is the new voice of Lucinda Creighton’s Renua.&nbs(...)

The Digital Rights Ireland case challenging the State’s data retention law comes before the High Court again on Monday.

A landmark legal challenge to the State’s legislation requiring the retention of the phone and internet records of all individuals for up to two years(...)

In Britain 7.9 per cent of the population is non-British national. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly one in eight people living in Ireland comes from abroad, according to research by Eurostat published on Friday. The European statistics agenc(...)