Demonstrators from Friends of the Earth Europe protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

In June 2013. in the final weeks of Ireland’s European Union presidency, the bloc’s 28 member states gave the go-ahead to Brussels to start negotiatin(...)

Longford Town’s David O’Sullivan: scored twice against Limerick FC to secure Airtricity Premier League draw at Jackman Park. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick FC 2 Longford Town 2 Longford Town twice came from behind to draw with Limerick at Jackman Park and had the better chances to win the(...)

Sean O’Connor opened the scoring for Shamrock Rovers in their 2-0 win at Longford Town. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 0 Shamrock Rovers 2First half goals from wingers Sean O’Connor and Marty Waters ensured there was no happy homecoming for Longford as a (...)

Daryl Hogan is mobbed by his Dundalk team mates. Photograph: INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Dundalk 1 Longford 0Daryl Horgan’s 16th minute goal was enough for Dundalk to open their title defence with all three points but the champions were pu(...)

Among the highest priority items in David O’Sullivan’s new job are negotiations aimed to secure a trade agreement between the EU and US.

Irishman David O’Sullivan has formally taken up his new role as European Union ambassador to the United States after presenting his credentials to pre(...)

Ballygunner’s Brian O’Sullivan is fouled by David Ryan of Cratloe  during their Munster club hurling championship match at Walsh Park. Photograph: Inpho

Cratloe 3-7 Ballygunner 1-10 Clare champions Cratloe left wind-swept Walsh Park with a precious three-point victory in the opening round of the Munst(...)

David O’Sullivan: the  chief operating officer of the European Union’s diplomatic corps, the European External Action Service

Sitting in his office in the European External Action Services (EEAS) headquarters in central Brussels, David O’Sullivan apologises for the bareness o(...)

 Stephen Rice celebrates with Lorcan Shannon after Longford Town scored their second goal against Shamrock Rovers B in the SSE Airtricity League First Division match at  City Calling Stadium in  Longford. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork City 2 Drogheda Utd 1Cork City never looked overly troubled as they joined Dundalk at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division with (...)

European Ombudsman Emily O Reilly: the process could have “a significant impact” on the lives of EU citizens.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened a public consultation process on the EU-US trade deal negotiations, arguing that the process could have “(...)

EU ambassador to the US David O’Sullivan (right) and Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A new “business model” for the European Union is needed if the bloc is to continue to flourish while an exit by the UK would leave it a “diminished(...)