Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan.  According to  “Guardian” he received  explicit assurances  twice in the past year that Irish migrants would not be affected by any welfare changes.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has received private assurances that Irish people living in the UK would not be affected by any moves to restrict EU migrants’ acces(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks to  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo

British prime minister David Cameron has engaged in a difficult political balancing act as he launches his bid to renegotiate the UK’s membership of t(...)

Labour’s European candidate Emer Costello canvassing on Grafton Street, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Charge of the Labour Brigade. (as not imagined by Tennyson).Into the valley of debt rode the underfunded. EU to the right of them. ECB to the left(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “I’m not going to comment on unsubstantiated stories. My entire focus is on the campaign”

”Hope for us all.” Full marks to Fianna Fáil for optimism. From the slogan we could see – displayed across the top table at the launch of their Europe(...)

At its congress in the National Convention Centre in Dublin, starting today, the European People’s Party (EPP) will designate its candidate for(...)

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso (left) and Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin today. Opening the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, parliament president Martin Schultz said he had been contacted yesterday by Mr Barroso seeking urgent approval for a €2.7 billion supplementary budget for 2013. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The European Commission is in danger of running out of money and failing to meet its financial responsibilities by mid-November, the European Parliame(...)

Students saying no  to austerity measures in front of the Cypriot parliament building in Nicosia earlier this week.   Photograph: Milos Bicanski

‘I believe we are at this moment sleeping on a volcano.” Alexis de Tocqueville’s speech to the French national assembly on January 29th, 1848, (...)