Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary Patricia King. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The vast bulk of members of the out-going Fine Gael parliamentary party have declined to back a charter drawn up by the trade union movement setting o(...)

The European Investment Bank provides loans to EU countries to invest in infrastructural projects, providing long-term financing at low interest rates.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a €200 million investment for Ireland to help tackle flood prevention measures. The funding, which wil(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: “Perhaps these thresholds need to be looked at.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State Simon Harris is to press the EU to amend the thresholds that apply to funding from the EU Solidarity Fund. Speaking ahead of a visi(...)

 An almost submerged car   in a flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Eric Luke The Irish Times

Water levels appear to be stabilising across much of the Shannon river system although authorities have warned that the flood situation still remains(...)

All four Fine Gael MEPs voted against the committee proposal. Photograph: Reuters

The European Parliament has agreed to set up a successor committee to the Special Committee on Tax Rulings established in the wake of the Luxem(...)

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(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) embraces Catalan centre-right politician Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, as Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy stands by, at the European Peoples Party congress in Madrid on Wednesday. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Think Fine Gael Ardfheis , European-style. This week close to 3,000 delegates are descending on Madrid for the European People’s Party congress, a mee(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has agreed to address MEPs on the Irish bailout in November, as part of a compromise agreed between the E(...)

 EU commissioner for agriculture  Phil Hogan: “It’s taxpayers’ money and I’m sure other sectors will follow suit in due course.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The publication of payments received by farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) is not new. The details were published for a period in the (...)

 People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett. Mr Boyd Barrett, along with Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes, was referred to gardaí  after missing a deadline to disclose donations to the Standards of Public Office. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two TDs were referred to gardaí recently after missing a deadline to disclose donations.People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Fine(...)