Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) shakes hand with his Spanish counterpart  Luis De Guindos   during an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting (Eurogroup) to discuss Athens’  bailout. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters.

Greece and the Eurogroup of finance ministers have reached deal in principle to extend the country’s bailout by four months. The agreement remo(...)

As well as its outlets in Cork and Dublin airports, ARI runs duty free stores in Bahrain, Barbados, Canada, Cyprus, Lebanon, Oman, and India. The business has a turnover of close to €880 million a-year.

State company Aer Rianta International (ARI) has won a contract to operate a new duty free concession at New Zealand’s largest airport from next July.(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa whose trial in Egypt has been postponed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa was yesterday postponed until March 29th and the venue was moved from the police academy on the outskirts o(...)

  Chancellor George Osborne  is understood to have told Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis that London  will not be sympathetic to Athens’s debt demands. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Suzanne Lynch and Mark Hennessy Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras travels to Brussels tomorrow for meetings with the head of the European Commission(...)

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy stands behind bars at a court in Cairo in a May  2014 file photo. Mr Fahmy is  expected to be deported to Canada within days. Photograph: Reuters

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste said yesterday it was a great relief to be freed from prison in Egypt, but that he felt “incredible angst” about le(...)

President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis (left) welcomes  new Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Nicosia on Monday. The euro zone “would be maimed without Greece and Cyprus”, said Mr Tsipras.  Photograph: Katia Christodoulou/EPA

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras has told Greek Cypriots that the dissolution of the troika would serve the interests of both Greece and Cypr(...)

Australian journalist Peter Greste: his release was granted under a law permitting deportation of foreigners to their home countries for trial or to serve out sentences. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt’s deportation of al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to Australia – and the likely expulsion to Canada of his colleague Mohamed Fahmy – has given(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with the European economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Euro zone finance minsters pledged to “work constructively” with the new Greek government but ruled out any cut to the country’s nominal debt despite (...)

A soldier salutes he passes the Greek parliament building following the electoral success by Syriza in the Greek general election   in Athens, Greece. Photograph:   Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Europe showed a willingness on Monday to give Athens more time to pay back its debts, but little sign that it would yield to a new Greek government’s (...)

Supporters with Greek flags wait to hear Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras address an election rally at an indoor stadium in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters.

The prospect of the anti-austerity Syriza party winning Sunday’s general election poses a grave threat to Greece’s economic prospects, its place in E(...)