EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström: has inherited one of the trickiest portfolios in Jean-Claude Juncker’s commission. PHOTOGRAPH: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Sitting in her fourth floor office in the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström is resolutely upbeat a(...)

 Emily O’Reilly: “US resistance to publishing certain TTIP documents is not in itself sufficient to keep them from the European public.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Further steps are needed to increase transparency around the EU-US trade deal negotiations, European ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said as the Europea(...)

Brian Crowley: has been confined to Cork University Hospital due to ill health

The news this week that Ireland has the worst voting record in the European Union in terms of participation at the plenary session of the European Par(...)

The People’s Conversation: a new vision for active citizenship. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

‘This is a talking shop,” says Ryan Meade, programme leader with the People’s Conversation. He’s unapologetic about this. The idea is that providin(...)

Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton is seeking clarity on EU-US trade deal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton has called for progress on the EU-US trade deal ahead of a meeting of EU trade ministers in Brussels this morni(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan: “We’ve had a very slow response to position papers that have been put to the American side.”

EU trade ministers gather in Brussels today for discussions on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) amid increasing concern in Br(...)

If ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet’s letter of November 19th is released, will it have been worth the wait? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost four years after Ireland bowed to the pressure of rising bond yields and crumbling investor confidence and succumbed to an EU-IMF rescue, it ap(...)

The ECB has so far refused to release a letter sent to former minister for finance Brian Lenihan in 2010 which many suspect forced the government into accepting the terms of the bailout. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is confident that the ECB will publish the controversial letter sent to former finance minister Brian Lenihan the night befor(...)

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(...)

Journalist Gavin Sheridan: attempted to use European environmental legislation to extract  information from Nama.

A dispute between a journalist and Nama over the meaning of the word “including” has spent four years travelling through the Irish courts with a final(...)