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 (...)

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There’s a baby boom in the neighbourhood. Fit young mothers are pushing prams everywhere you look. They walk fast. Sometimes they run with the pram(...)

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(...)

The EU’s growing power in the field of data protection and internet regulation has divided member states, pitting a number of so-called “northern” countries including Ireland, Britain and the Netherlands against countries such as France and Germany. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has written to European Council president Donald Tusk ahead of this week’s leaders’ summit urging the European Union to get the “(...)

Danish People’s Party leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl must decide whether or not to enter government. Photograph: Joachim Ladefoged/AP

Something is stirring in northern Europe. Populist Nordic parties are pushing into the political mainstream wearing moderate robes they have snatched (...)

Viktor Orban’s campaign against migrants had been running full tilt for several months before he last week announced controversial plans to build a fo(...)

 Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, at his office in Palo Alto in May, 2005. Facebook and several other technology giants have been swept up in the antitrust fervor in Europe that seems to have hit fever pitch. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

With this month’s announcement that the European Union is investigating Amazon for possible anti-competitive behaviour in the sale of ebooks, antitrus(...)

Together both alcohol and tobacco in Ireland costs 70 per cent more than the EU average price. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Alcohol and tobacco prices in Ireland are the most expensive in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey. Together both alcohol and tobacco(...)

The Government has today decided to withdraw 1c and 2c coins from circulation, with prices being rounded up or down as appropriate. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Government has agreed to the rounding of prices involving 1c and 2c coins to the nearest 5c, which would lead to the withdrawal of the coins from (...)

File photograph of a Swedish police car. Swedish police have questioned two 13-year-old boys who are suspected of killing a 65-year-old man.

Swedish police have questioned two 13-year-old boys who are suspected of killing a 65-year-old man. Police spokesman Tommy Nyman says the two boys wer(...)