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(...)

  European Stability Mechanism (ESM) managing director Klaus Regling (left) and Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (right) at the start of the Eurogroup meeting at the European Council in Brussels last month. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The euro zone’s rescue fund, Greece’s largest creditor, said on Friday it reserved the right to call in €130.9 billion in debt ahead of schedule after(...)

Jobseekers queue to enter an employment centre in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

In August last year French authorities began an investigation into possible negligence by Christine Lagarde, now head of the International Monetary Fu(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The head of a key European institution has said that Sunday’s referendum in Greece falls below acceptable international standards for such plebiscites(...)

New Irish citizens at a citizenship ceremony in 2013. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Nigerian citizens were the largest single group among those who received Irish citizenship in 2013, according to figures by Eurostat. Nigerian citize(...)

Mosney reception centre for asylum seekers, in Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Official figures to be published today will show 250 people sought asylum in Ireland last month. The numbers so far this year – an average of 230 a (...)

Peter Sutherland: said the migration crisis was a problem “which can only be dealt with collectively, not in isolation to one another”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

EU leaders defended their decision not to back mandatory quotas for migrants at a summit of EU leaders, pledging to agree a plan to redistribute 40(...)

A computer enhanced image of the Poolbeg incinerator

Since the LuxLeaks revelations late last year it has seemed as if all roads, suddenly, lead not to Rome but to Luxembourg. So there was something al(...)

 Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras is welcomed by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a meeting on Greece in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

It is somewhat ironic that this week’s scheduled summit of European Union’s leaders was expected to deal with the bloc’s grand plan to deepen economic(...)

Banking Inquiry: Former secretary general, Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff recounted a hilarious Sir Humphrey-type conversation at the time with a colleague from another country. Photograph: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It turns out that Ireland’s double Eurovision winner Johnny Logan isn’t just popular in Turkey. Kevin Cardiff said yesterday that Logan was also a hit(...)