European Commission president, Luxembourg’s Jean Claude Juncker (right) and Pierre Moscovici (left), the European Commissioner for economics, taxation and customs, attend a session at the European Parliament in Brussels  earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission has approved Ireland’s budget for 2015, but warned that the country should use the better-than-expected economic recovery to a(...)

Kerry Dairy Cheestrings and Dunnes Stores Cheesy Strings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two of Ireland’s biggest private sector companies are shaping up for a court battle . . . over cheese, if you please.Kerry Group, the €10 billion foo(...)

The study also shows that people willing to work in Ireland from another country are generally educated, experienced and often moving from big companies of 200 employees or more

Irish people have the highest level of international work experience, according to a new survey of 200,000 people from 70 countries.The study shows th(...)

 Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

Ryanair will base two aircraft in Bratislava Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ryanair will open a base at Bratislava Airport in March from which it will operate 16 routes, including daily flights between the Slovak capital and D(...)

John Delaney: said the Scottish Football Association’s handling of tickets was “a joke” . Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Scottish Football Association have declined to comment on John Delaney’s assessment of their handling of the ticketing situation for Ireland’s (...)

 Chelsea Manager José Mourinho: ‘Shrewsbury is not a friendly. We have to play matches with respect and the best way to respect Shrewsbury is to go there with a good team.’ Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

José Mourinho admits Chelsea are “in trouble” because of mounting injury problems. He hopes to have Diego Costa back for Saturday’s Premier League h(...)

Tony Mangan at Machu Picchu in Peru

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

Former Dior designer and Gibraltarian John Galliano  was charged with hurling anti-Semitic slurs in a Paris cafe in 2011, allegations that shocked the fashion world and cost him his job at the renowned French high-fashion house.  Photograph: Thibault Camus

Gibraltar face the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday in just their second competitive match ever.Allen Bula’s men are the minnows of Euro 201(...)

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren (left) will miss two of Croatia’s qualifiers because of injury. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren has withdrawn from Croatia’s squad with an abdominal injury to give club manager Brendan Rodgers a potential defen(...)