Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said that voters should look to Portugal as an example of how “political instability leads to economic instab(...)

Euro group president Jeroen Dijsselbloem rings a bell prior to Thursday’s Brussels meeting. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/AFP/Getty Images

Representatives from euro zone governments on Thursday baulked at a draft European Union proposal granting safeguards to Britain’s financial industry,(...)

British prime minister David Cameron has paid tribute to Terry Wogan in the House of Commons, describing how he grew up listening to the broadcaster, who died of cancer last month. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire.

British prime minister David Cameron has paid tribute to Terry Wogan in the House of Commons, describing how he grew up listening to the broadcaster, (...)

 Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland, addressing an Irish Exporters Association forum on Wednesday. Photograph: Maxwells.

The British government will not hold a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union “if the people deliver the wrong answer” in the (...)

The government has yet to schedule a vote on the future of Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent, but the issue has already established itself as a (...)

David Cameron: In all, he has laboured to produce a mouse. Photograph: EPA

A letter from Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, outlines a deal on UK membership of the EU to be agreed at the meeting of heads of g(...)

Key Sinn Féin figures  launch the party’s election manifesto at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, February 9th, 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Engaging in Fine Gael’s favoured election sport of claiming Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil will jump into Coalition together, Michael Noonan this week said(...)

David Cameron: The erosion of the principle of free movement and equal treatment of EU citizens is the price we are being asked to pay to keep the UK in the EU. Photograph: Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen/Scanpix

The proposed agreement between the UK and the EU to avert Brexit is smoke and mirrors, largely spin. It is a cynical political deal all to do with get(...)

Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, right, and British prime minister David Cameron   in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 5th. Photograph: Niels Hougaard/AP Photo via Polfoto

David Cameron has won the backing of Denmark and the qualified support of Poland for his EU renegotiation as a new poll showed a surge of support in B(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel at a donor conference in London on Thursday. For European governments, the priority at the conference was to help countries close to Syria to take care of refugees. Photograph: Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Donor nations have pledged more than $10 billion (€8.93 billion) for Syrians affected by the conflict in their country, at a meeting in London that wa(...)