Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis attends a euro zone finance ministers emergency meeting in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers have rejected Greece’s request for a five - month extension to its bailout, sparking fears that Greece may default as earl(...)

British prime minister David Cameron, speaks to Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: AP

Greece will get an extension of its current bailout for another six months if agreement can be reached with the euro zone finance ministers tomorrow, (...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: said the banks responsible for breaching the code of conduct should be named and shamed and should have some penalty imposed

It was “utterly unacceptable” for any lender to breach the code of conduct for mortgages, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said. He told the Dáil that the Centr(...)

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece and president Vladimir Putin of Russia meet at an economic forum in St Petersburg, Russia, on Friday. Photograph: New York Times. 1:44

The European Central Bank has sanctioned further support for the Greek banking system amid fears for its stability, Ahead of Monday’s crucial EU leade(...)

 One of the many messages left near the scene of a fourth-floor balcony collapse in Berkeley on  June 16th which killed  six Irish students and seriously injured seven others. 1:25

Two of the seven Irish students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse, which killed six of their friends, remain in a critical condition in Highlan(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accepted an invitation to attend a commemorative banquet to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accepted an invitation to attend a commemorative banquet to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Mr Kenny’s(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has described one and two cent coins as “a weight in our pockets that we don’t need”.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has described one and two cent coins as “a weight in our pockets that we don’t need”. Minist(...)

Former Northern Ireland police ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan: claims that ‘hundreds and hundreds’ of deaths happened in the North as a result of security force collusion. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The British government must face up to its responsibilities in the face of “overwhelming evidence of collusion”, a Northern Ireland victims’ group and(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said on Monday the investigation would be worthless without examining the role of the department and the Minister. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he wants to build as much consensus as possible with the Opposition on the commission of investigation in(...)

Instead of rugby or soccer, Aviva Stadium will host an American College Football  clash   in early September, 2016. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

It has been confirmed that the Aviva Stadium will host the next American Football Classic, which will take place on the first Saturday in September (...)