The Luas light rail system in Dublin is expected to be brought to a standstill again on Thursday as a result of a strike by drivers as part of a campaign for improved pay and conditions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Luas drivers have been warned they are facing a 10 per cent pay from the end of April if they continue with industrial action. Management at Luas ope(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has urged all Irish MEPs to vote for a new counterterrorism law at a key vote in the European Parliament(...)

Independent MEP Nessa Childers says the  new Passenger Name Records  directive is “a bad deal for both the liberty and the security of European citizens”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A number of Irish MEPs are set to vote against new EU legislation that will require airlines to share passenger data with national authorities, despit(...)

A girl walks in the mud  in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have questioned Turkey’s ability to qualify for visa liberalisation by June, in a sign of significant opposit(...)

Setanta Insurance, a company registered in Malta that offered motor insurance in Ireland, collapsed in 2014 and left outstanding claims of €90 million(...)

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheal Martin (right) and Michael McGrath (left) celebrate after they were elected at City Hall in Cork on Saturday. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin’s resurgence in Cork has continued with first time general election candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire capturing a seat for the party in C(...)

Spanish bullfighter Rafaelillo is tossed by a bull  at La Misericordia bullring in Zaragoza, Spain. Photograph: EPA/Javier Cebollada

Three Fine Gael MEPs voted against European Parliament legislation that could cripple Spanish bullfighting, saying a ban on the sport is a matter f(...)

A fire  started by striking French ferry workers caused further delays to traffic on the French side. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has pledged additional resources to deal with the migrant crisis at Calais, but warned that disruptions to trav(...)

Iarnród Éireann has introduced a cost-saving programme and has debts of about €150m

The contract to run rail services in Ireland should be put out to international tender, the European Commission has proposed, a move that could have s(...)

Ryanair: says  no evidence to support claims that its employment practices are bogus or atypical and describes statements by various individuals as misleading or unfounded. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair has warned witnesses at a recent European Parliament committee hearing, who had criticised its employment practices, that it will take legal(...)