European Council president Herman Van Rompuy welcomes Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at  the European Union leaders summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels to face a scrum of reporters, he had never seemed so prepared. (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan rings the bell prior to an economic and financial affairs meeting yesterday, at the EU headquarters in Brussels.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan yesterday defended Ireland’s corporate tax regime, following a meeting of EU finance minis(...)