Austrian Max Schrems, who took a data privacy infringement case to  the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in 2015. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ireland once again found itself at the heart of European Union policymaking this week as negotiations on a new transatlantic data deal reached a clima(...)

EU sources say main obstacle the issue of US intelligence services’ access to data relating to union citizens which has been transferred to US companies. Photograph: Getty Images

EU and US officials remained locked in negotiations yesterday in a bid to seek agreement on a new data transfer deal, after a January 31st deadline on(...)

Cities around the world, including Dublin and Cork, have adopted smart city strategies to deliver improved services, traffic management and to tackle environmental challenges, for example. Photograph: Getty Images

Developing technologies and systems to create “smart cities” in Ireland poses challenges for people’s personal privacy that need to be addressed witho(...)

The Irish government are happy for British prime minister David Cameron to take time to secure a deal with the European Union to put to the British people in a referendum, according to the Minister for European Affairs, Dara Murphy (above).

The Irish government are happy for British prime minister David Cameron to take time to secure a deal with the European Union to put to the British pe(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks during a special session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

British prime minister David Cameron has increased pressure on his European counterparts to come up with a deal to keep Britain in the EU as he warned(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would confirm the Government’s commitment to keep the cost-base under control and contain public spending when he met existing and potential investors at Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Ireland’s economy would have fared better if it had been permitted by the European Central Bank to burn private debt holders, Nobel Prize-winning eco(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Downing Street in London. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The Government does not support the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union “at any cost”, Minister for European Affairs Dara Murp(...)

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny’s party has moved to comply with gender rules. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael has agreed to add four female candidates to its general election ticket to ensure it meets gender quotas. Ennis-based councillor Mary Howar(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel leaving the EU leaders’ summit in Brussels. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

European leaders vowed to accelerate the implementation of already-agreed measures to tackle the refugee crisis, though stopped short of unveiling an(...)

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker(left), EU council president Donald Tusk and Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel on their way to a press conference at the end of the second day of EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: EPA

European leaders on Friday pledged to accelerate the implementation of previously-agreed measures to tackle the refugee crisis, though no substantive (...)