US under secretary for political affairs Wendy Sherman , secretary of state John Kerry, secretary of energy Ernest Moniz, National Security Council point person on the Middle East Robert Malley, EU political director Helga Schmid, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  at a meeting yesterday.

, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani spoke with the leaders of France, Britain, China and Russia yesterday in an apparent effort to break an impasse h(...)

Caitriona Moorish (above) eported the water contamination last week at Moyola Park in Newcastle, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish Water’s handling of a domestic water contamination issue in Galway has been criticised by affected residents who have questioned why it took so (...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani says that current talks over the country’s nuclear programme can be the basis for a final agreement. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday recent progress in the nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world powers could lead to a final(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (right) with members his negotiating team, including chief of staff Jon Finer (left) and under secretary for political affairs Wendy Sherman.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Iranian envoys are set to leave nuclear negotiations in Switzerland later on Friday after final consultations this afternoon with US secretary of sta(...)

US president Barack Obama has issued a video message directed at Iran’s young people, urging them to pressure their leaders to accept a nuclear deal. Photograph: Aude Guerruci/EPA.

Two weeks after US Senate Republicans issued a letter to the Iranian leadership warning that any nuclear agreement Iran signs with the administration(...)

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs: ‘Before the summer, we will present a second package of measures on tax competition in the EU single market, including new ideas to revitalise the discussion on a common corporate tax base in Europe, which would cut compliance costs for companies and encourage cross-border investment.’ Photograph: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Even when times are good, people are outraged when powerful, highly profitable corporations slash their tax bills by aggressively exploiting loopholes(...)

Investment in European technology companies reached a four-year high in 2014

Investment in European technology companies reached a four-year high in 2014, with $5.7 billion going to 855 deals, a 78 per cent rise in funding on t(...)

“There are at least three ways in which small countries offer a valuable perspective on what is to come.” Photograph: Getty Images

Some will argue that Ireland’s recent aloof attitude to Greece has been misplaced in that it squanders an opportunity for a stronger, collective push (...)

In Dublin Ryanair rose by more than 1.3 per cent as investors greeted the news that its board has ratified a push into the transatlantic market in coming years

Germany’s Dax raced to record highs on Monday, part of an extended rally of the European stock market driven by investors’ expectations that a weaken(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with the president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev during a meeting in Saint Petersburg on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin has reappeared in public after a mysterious 10-day absence that sparked frenzied speculation about the whereabouts of the Russian pres(...)