Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: appeared to offer some concessions ahead of yesterday’s meeting, which was attended by Minister Michael Noonan. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece won little leeway from creditors at a eurogroup meeting in Riga yesterday, as senior European Union officials warned that the country must acc(...)

Billboard in central Athens: Greece aims for a deal with creditors, but will not back down on red-line issues. photograph: reuters/alkis konstantinidis Photograph: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis

As the Greek Easter holiday period – Easter Sunday fell a week later than in the West this year – comes to a definitive end with the reopening of scho(...)

Dutch finance minister and president of eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem: told the Dutch parliament NS will “phase out” its use of Dublin company NS Financial Services Company. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A decision by the Netherlands state-owned national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), to stop using its Irish subsidiary to avoid corporat(...)

 High school students march holding a Greek national flag during a school parade marking Greek Independence Day in Athens on Tuesday. The Greek government has positively assessed the meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that took place March 23rd. (Photograph: SIMELA PANTZARTZI/EPA)

Greece risks running out of cash by April 20th unless it secures fresh aid, leaving it little time to convince sceptical creditors it is committed (...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny arrives for the second day of the European Summit of Heads of States and governments at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has raised the prospect of further tax cuts in October’s budget as Ireland continues its bid to secure more flexibility from the (...)

(From left to right)  European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, president of the European Council, Polish, Donald Tusk, secretary general of the  EU council Uwe Corsepius, ECB president Mario Draghi, French president Francois Hollande, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch finance minister and president of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem sit at the start of a special roundtable meeting on the Greek financial crisis, on the sideline of an EU summit in Brussels,  on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

The situation between Greece and its international creditors remains precarious as another late-night meeting in Brussels ended without specific progr(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras aid on Friday he was more optimistic after three hours of talks with leaders of Germany, France and European Union institutions on how Greece can secure further financing in exchange for reforms.  Photograph:  John Thysjohn/AFP/Getty Images

Greece agreed last night to submit a fresh list of reforms “within days” to lenders, as the impasse between Athens and creditors continued amid signs (...)

French finance minister Michel Sapin arriving at a euro zone finance ministers meeting  in Brussels.

European Union finance ministers will give France two more years on Tuesday to cut its budget deficit to within EU limits, extending the deadline for (...)

Eurogroup president and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks to journalists as he arrives for a Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the European Council in Brussels. Photograph: Getty

Greece is to begin technical talks with its international lenders on Wednesday, as it seeks to unlock more than €7 billion of outstanding funds due to(...)

Michael Noonan: Expected to intervene on the contentious issue of EU budget rules during the discussion. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is to press the European Commission to extend greater budget flexibility to all EU member states at a meeting in B(...)