Jan Philipp Albrecht is the European parliamentary politician most closely identified with the politics of the digital era. At a time when data(...)

At its congress in the National Convention Centre in Dublin, starting today, the European People’s Party (EPP) will designate its candidate for(...)

German Social Democrat Martin Schulz: engaged in a “slightly democratic” gambit. Photograph: Reuters

For years the struggle between Europe’s institutions has been one of the real dynamics of EU politics, although often wrongly seen as periphera(...)

Prof John FitzGerald: said recovery in the construction industry would have a positive impact on people on the dole, especially those who don’t have an educational level above than the Leaving Certificate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Young people will end up living with their parents until they are 35 unless the housing supply increases, Economic and Social (...)

A full session of the European Parliament is expected to sign off the law in March and the standard battery charger should be available some time in 2017. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

A standard battery charger for all mobile phones could finally be on the horizon if a provisional deal agreed by MEPs and the Council of Ministers tod(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (centre) and Melissa Reid, who are awaiting trial on suspicion of smuggling cocaine out of the country. Photograph: Reuters

A proposed new law currently before the Peruvian congress could have positive implications for an Irish woman if she is convicted of trying to smuggle(...)

Deal or no deal?

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore may have gilded the lily more than a bit. His announcement late on Wednesday night that the Ir(...)

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso: “More Europe does not mean more Brussels!”  Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, said recently: “More Europe does not mean more Brussels!” He did not say what more Eu(...)

The European Court of Human Rights: ruled in 2010 that Ireland was in breach of the Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: Getty Images

The Council of Europe has welcomed the Government’s commitment to enact new abortion legislation by the end of July, describing it as “an important(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney said he would exepedite the establishment of the equine database. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is to expedite the establishment of a central equine database in the wake of the horse meat in burgers scandal. Minister for Agr(...)