Taoiseach Enda Kenny (C) waves at  the end of the European People’s Party Statuary Congress in Madrid on October 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

Outgoing Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan warned Taoiseach Enda Kenny that the Army was close to being deployed to protect the banks and ATM mach(...)

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has been elected as vice president of the European People’s Party. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has been elected as vice president of the European People’s Party (EPP), one of 10 centre-right politicians (...)

Greek yogurt and honey: Greece won an international court case recently to protect the names of   Greek yogurt and feta cheese as distinctly Greek products

In 2012 Michael Noonan said that Irish people knew little of Greece except for the feta cheese on supermarket shelves. Condescending though the remark(...)

Evangelos Meimarakis, leader of the New Democracy Party of Greece: an accidental leader selling himself as a safe pair of hands. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Syriza Leader: Alexis Tsipras In contrast to the general election he won eight months ago, a more sombre Alexis Tsipras is now leading into battle a w(...)

Supporters of the No campaign react during the results of the referendum in Athens. Photograph: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA

Greece’s ruling Syriza party hailed the overwhelming result as a triumph for its anti-austerity stance, while recriminations among Greek conservative(...)

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as the people of Greece reject the debt bailout by creditors on July 6th, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The European Union entered uncharted waters on Sunday night after Greek voters emphatically rejected an international bailout, defying warnings that a(...)

A demonstrator wears No stickers (Oxi in Greek) during an anti-austerity rally in Syntagma Square in Athens, yesterday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

A mere glance at the front page of any Greek daily over the week-long referendum campaign was more than enough to indicate the political preferences o(...)

A woman walks past posters in Athens stating “No” ahead of Sunday’s referendum.  Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

After days of turmoil, things have turned relatively quiet in Brussels as focus turns to Sunday’s referendum in Greece. The Wednesday decision by the(...)

The owner of a lottery and sports betting shop watches the Alexis Tsipras press conference in Athens on Wednesday.   Greece was being “blackmailed” and a No vote would be a “decisive step to a better agreement” with the country’s lenders, said Mr Tsipras. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

A slim majority of Greeks are set to vote against their government in Sunday’s referendum, according to the latest opinion poll that gave the Yes camp(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

The events that have unfolded over the past 48 hours appear to be pushing Greece closer towards the exit door. More than five years after it began its(...)