Rescued: a Naval Service rigid inflatable boat brings refugees back to the LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean. Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces

It takes a little while to find the place in the Addolorata cemetery, Malta’s largest, on a hill above Valletta. Two elderly officials, who are abo(...)

Belgian authorities have taken Skype to court because it refused to allow two suspects’ Skype calls to be tapped. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

When is a phone call not a phone call? Microsoft-owned Skype is arguing that while it offers voice communications over the internet to customers it i(...)

A trader passes the Dax index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Monday, November 22nd, 2010 after Ireland’s bailout failed to assuage concern that the region’s debt crisis may spread.

On November 14th Michael Noonan arrived at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels to face a crowd of journalists. A few hours previously, an emergenc(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: Relations between the Tory party leadership and traditionalists have been strained by Mr Cameron’s support for gay marriage and the thorny issue of Europe. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Pressure continued to mount on the British Conservative party leadership yesterday over claims that an ally of British prime minister David Cam(...)

Ann Nolan, Second Secretary Dept of Finance, with John Palmer, Principal,Dept of Finance (left) and David Owens, Principal, Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform, at the presentation of the Exchequer Returns for End-March 2013, at the Department of Finance  today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Exchequer deficit for the first quarter of 2013 stood at €3,695 million, €568 million lower than in the same period of 2012. According the Depa(...)