IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has described the approach to the Greek crisis as a “two legged” approach. Photograph: Stephen Jaffe/EPA

Discussions on new debt relief measures for Greece will commence as early as next Thursday, as the eurogroup of finance ministers agreed to endorse a (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

Former minister of state Kathleen Lynch. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Labour minister of state Kathleen Lynch warned her party colleagues against introducing water charges, saying it could lead to a major backlash(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with fine Gael deputies on the plinth of at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told Fine Gael TDs another general election within the next two years is likely. Mr Noonan made his comments(...)

First elected to Cork City Council in 2004 and again in 2009 when he served as the city’s Lord Mayor, Dara Murphy (46) ran for Dáil Éireann for the fi(...)

Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fáil who was  elected at Cork North Central. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

The four seats of Cork North-Central have been filled with Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit each(...)

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(...)