MEPs from the European United Left group protest in the European Parliament over tax avoidance.

The European Commission has pledged to intensify its fight against tax avoidance and increase tax harmonisation at an EU level, as it responded this m(...)

 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has insisted he did nothing wrong as prime minister of Luxembourg, pointing out the tax rulings offered were legal, he has moved to make corporate tax avoidance a key priority.

The “Lux leaks” scandal may have cast a shadow over Jean-Claude Juncker’s first months as European Commission president, but its real significance wil(...)

Stephen Powell: has been jailed for his part in a plot to smuggle more than €80m worth of cocaine into the north Wales. Photograph: PA

A 48-year-old English man has been jailed for 16 years for his part in a plot to smuggle €80 million worth of cocaine into Wales that was foiled by Ir(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is to ask the European Court of Human Rights to revise its judgment in a case involving controversial interrogation practices by the Br(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Several men detained by the British army in 1971 want the High Court to compel the State decide whether to seek to revise a controversial European Cou(...)

Shane McCoy on a US navy humanitarian mission to Ghana in 2004

It came down to a flip of a coin, and Shane McCoy won. On January 11th, 2002, McCoy was a 27-year-old photographer with the United States navy station(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: cancelled planned appearance with Jacques Delors yesterday.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Five days into his new job as European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker’s honeymoon in the job ended yesterday, following the revelation t(...)

Debris from SpaceShipTwo lies on the road in Mojave, California. The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed  during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Investigators looking into what caused the crash of a Virgin Galactic prototype spacecraft that killed one of two test pilots said an 8km path of debr(...)

Walks: Bear island in autumn
  • Travel
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

I have a penchant for visiting islands on one of those “pet days” that occur throughout the “bleak midwinter”. Starting off the day with a ferry cross(...)

Donal Foreman: “I wanted it to be a collaboration with the city and that moment and with the actors. Too many Irish filmmakers say ‘I want to make a universal story, it could be set anywhere’. That was something I didn’t want to do”

Lenny Abrahamson has the smarts and Shimmy Marcus has the moves, but the hottest ticket in Irish cinema now is Donal Foreman. When his debut featur(...)