Paul Dunne: produced a stunning performance at the British Open where he led heading into the final round.  Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Paul Dunne will be aiming to become the first Irishman since four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy in 2006 to win the European Amateur Championship whic(...)

Outspoken: former  Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images 1:39

Greece’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has been thrust back in the spotlight as he vigorously defended plans to launch a parallel paymen(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras “has become an enigma: a childlike man, bewildered by a situation he has mistakenly created”. Photograph: Aris Messinis /AFP/Getty Images

The English aristocrat, historian and gothic novelist Horace Walpole wrote: “No country was ever saved by good men.” After six months of Syriza’s prin(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel. Today and the days ahead will tell a lot about whether Germany wants a euro zone dominated entirely by its view of the world, or is prepared to work with France and others to find a way forward out of the Greek crisis.  Photograph: ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images

The dramatic clashes over Greece, which boiled over in Saturday’s meeting of euro group finance ministers, surely have major implications for the futu(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (C) is congratulated by  after a voting session at the parliament in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters 1:30

Euro zone ministers are meeting in Brussels today to discuss a further bailout for Greece after prime minister Alexis Tsipras won backing from parliam(...)

Protestors outside the Greek parliament. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

EU and IMF officials have given euro zone governments a positive assessment of Greece’s request for a new bailout, a source close to the matter said,(...)

 Andrej Babis: Greece has ‘gone bankrupt four times in the last 200 years and should do so a fifth time’. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images 1:53

As the escalating Greek crisis continues, one issue that is likely to emerge as a key sticking point in the forthcoming negotiations is the question o(...)

Finance minister Michael Noonan said:  “There were no specific demands for haircuts and I know from previous meetings it wouldn’t be acceptable to any of the other countries.” Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The Government will not seek changes to its own debt arrangements on the foot of any offers made to Greece, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has sa(...)

Nothing has really changed. The facts on the ground post-Oxi remain stubbornly as they were; grim – if not worse. Greece’s debt is unmanageable, its b(...)

Klaus Regling: as director of the ESM he helps manage the bailout programme and loans. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ahead of tomorrow’s referendum uncertainties abound over whether Greece will apply for a third bailout, what it would look like and, most importantly,(...)