Iarnród Éireann has introduced a cost-saving programme and has debts of about €150m

The contract to run rail services in Ireland should be put out to international tender, the European Commission has proposed, a move that could have s(...)

Migrants walk near the road where lorries pass after leaving their hiding spot at the Eurotunnel site in Calais. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Britain and France have pledged to increase resources to help deal with the escalating migrant crisis in Calais, as thousands of migrants try to ente(...)

The LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The Government has agreed to accept up to 600 additional Syrian and Eritrean migrants over the next two years as part of a European Union relocation p(...)

Apple’s logo outside its Irish campus. The company’s tax arrangementsin Ireland are the subject of an EU investigation. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and football fans often burst into (...)

Brussels all-nighter.... Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right)  and Finance Minister Euclide Tsakalotos leave at the end of the  euro zone summit on Monday.   Photograph:  Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

What’s the difference between the Mafia and the current European leadership? The Mafia makes you an offer you can’t refuse. The leaders of the Europea(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras talks to the media after the euro zone Summit over the Greek debt crisis in Brussels on July 13th, 2015. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Below are the main points of the Euro Summit statement from Brussels, dated 12th July 2015. In brackets is the Eurogroup draft proposal text, where di(...)

Greek riot police officers stand guard on the steps in front of the Parliament building during an anti-austerity demonstration in Athens, Greece, July 12th, 2015. Euro zone leaders told near-bankrupt Greece at an emergency summit on Sunday that it must restore trust by enacting key reforms before they will open talks on a new financial rescue to keep it in the European currency area. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Euro zone leaders at a summit in Brussels were reviewing a draft proposal from their finance ministers on Sunday that sets out conditions for Greece t(...)

Rescued migrants on board the LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean in June 2015. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was “very proud” of the crew of the Irish Navy vessel for their rescue work.  Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said consideration will be given to accommodating additional migrants who have travelled to Europe. Ireland previously pledg(...)

In Ireland hundreds of hospital consultant posts remain unfilled, so why do so many medical professionals leave this country, and choose to work elsew(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, who said on RTÉ radio yesterday that a Greek bailout deal was imminent. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s rescue fund has warned Greece it could demand the repayment of bailout loans early following the country’s non-payment of an Intern(...)