European Council president Donald Tusk. He told the European Parliament on Wednesday that a deal struck by EU leaders last week was “irreversible”. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The new settlement deal for Britain agreed ahead of a June referendum on Britain’s EU membership is “legally binding and irreversible” and “cannot be (...)

Mairéad McGuinness MEP: had claimed that ABP had not “at this stage” notified the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of the proposed deal to buy half of Slaney Foods. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Larry Goodman’s ABP Foods says it fully intends to notify the competition authority of its plan to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods. This (...)

Gardaí at the scene on Mailcoach Road, Sligo, where Natalie McGuinness died. Photograph: James Connolly

A man has been remanded in custody after appearing before Sligo District Court charged with the murder of 23-year-old Natalie McGuinness . Ms McGuinne(...)

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness said: “Irish husbands by and large have not deserted their wives to take off with painted floozies.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The dire predictions that were floated by the opponents of divorce in 1995 have not been borne out. That is according to former Supreme Court judge, C(...)

The web site of the International Education Academy in Dublin

Students at the International Education Academy in Dublin could be left €200,000 out of pocket following reports that the institute’s owner has left t(...)

Ireland’s European Parliament Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan at EU hearing today. Screengrab

Ireland’s European Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan confirmed this morning he had made representations on behalf of his constituents for jobs(...)

The European Parliament: Given the size of Ireland’s three constituencies, with local loyalties inevitably influencing the vote in some cases, as well as the volatility of the electorate, predicting the outcome are hazardous. Photograph:  Reuters/Vincent Kessler

The selection at the weekend of Fianna Fáil’s two candidates for Midlands-North West in May’s European Parliament elections presents a clearer (...)

The Revenue has secured a €26,000 judgment against bankrupt Priory Hall developer Tom McFeely’s Coalport Building Company. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Revenue recently secured a €26,000 judgment against bankrupt Priory Hall developer Tom McFeely’s Coalport Building Company.Mr McFeely, a former IR(...)

Jim Higgins (above) will be running alongside fellow MEP Mairéad McGuinness in the newly reconfigured Midlands North-West constituency.

A Fine Gael MEP said he was reassured by the party’s general secretary at a clear the air meeting in Dublin airport last night that there is no conspi(...)

Jim Higgins MEP: “There never was any pressure – good, bad or indifferent”.

Fine Gael is unlikely to divide up the vast Midlands- North-West constituency between its two candidates in the European election, placing sitting MEP(...)