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(...)

Dr Lydia Foy (centre) received the Citizen’s Prize from the European Parliament in Brussels

“I feel now that with the endorsement of Europe and the endorsement of Ireland, I can say yes, maybe I was doing something right for the good of peopl(...)

Lydia Foy’s long legal battle began when she was refused a female birth certificate in 1993.

Transgender rights activist Lydia Foy has finally received an Irish birth certificate after a 22-year legal battle for recognition in Ireland of her f(...)

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(...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan said while it was obvious Russian president Vladimir Putin was “not a very nice individual” the EU had “given up the right to lecture anybody on sovereignty”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin MEPs have abstained on a European Parliament resolution condemning human rights abuses in Russia. Independent MEP Luke “Ming” Flanagan vote(...)

Seán Kelly, the only Irish MEP on the international trade committee, said he believed that the deal could open-up huge opportunities for Irish small and medium enterprises.

The scale of the EU’s divisions on the controversial EU-US trade deal was laid bare this evening after the European Parliament postponed a key vote on(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, who along with her French counterpart François Hollande,  has been notably quiet in their public comments on the trade pact. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European Commission officials travel across the Atlantic next week for talks on the European Union-United States trade deal as the ninth round of n(...)

Euclid Tsakalotos of Syriza speaking at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis  in  Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The visiting Syriza minister didn’t have to do much to get the Sinn Féin crowd on his side. Euclid Tsakalotos got a standing ovation before he even op(...)

Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins arrive ina carriage at Windsor Castle. Sinn Féin voted against inviting the any members of the royal family to the 1916 centenary commemorations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin delegates at the party’s ardfheis voted overwhelming against inviting any member of the British royal family or the British government to an(...)