British prime minister David Cameron  in Brussels, Belgium, where he met with  European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron said on Friday that “not enough” progress has yet been made on negotiations with the European Union, despite grow(...)

A resident clears out flood water this week from property in  Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s bill to cope with Ireland’s flood damage is expected to exceed €100 million, even in advance of another round of heavy rainfall due o(...)

President Michael D Higgins is welcomed by Portuguese prime minister Antonio Costa before a meeting at the ministry of foreign affairs in Lisbon: the President’s State visit comes at an interesting time politically. Photograph: Inacio Rosa/EPA

Positioned majestically on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is one of Europe’s oldest and most westerly cities. The temperate climate and soft (...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv.

The inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation sell-offs, including the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien, would face successful legal challenges (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton at a press conference on the 2016 Budget at Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Differences are emerging between Fine Gael and Labour over plans to abolish the universal social charge during the lifetime of the next government. T(...)

Welcoming the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps) report, Mr Noonan said the OECD proposals would “play to Ireland’s advantage”, despite fears it could provoke a flight of multinationals. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has warned the European Union not to attempt to go beyond plans published on Monday that seek to lay down new global rules on taxing mu(...)

A Syrian refugee carries his child as he crosses the border from Greece into Macedonia. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland is to join a number of EU countries in calling for a change in EU budget rules to reflect the financial cost of the refugee crisis, as the Gov(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The Government is set to agree to accept almost 3,000 refugees from Syria, Eritrea and Iraq, with the first group arriving into the State “within a ma(...)

Life jackets, deflated dinghies and life tubes are left behind by refugees and migrants  on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Friday. REUTERS/Dimitris Michalakis

The appalling humanitarian crisis unfolding across Europe has left the European Union struggling to respond to the biggest mass movement of refugees i(...)

Amam, a 17-year-old refugee from the Syrian town of Latakia, shouts after his sister and mother were detained by Hungarian police outside the railway station in Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban travels to Brussels on Thursday for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as the refugee (...)