Paul Gallagher SC argues in a new book that the seriousness and extent of the challenges posed by EU law are not widely understood by the public, politicians or lawyers. Photographer: Paul O’Driscoll

Recent EU treaty changes have had much less significance for Ireland than the “regular and automatic” changes brought about by new laws from Brussels(...)

This week’s European Council marked a changing of the guard, with the new president of the council, Donald Tusk, and of the European Commission, Jean-(...)

A triple crisis has assailed Russia this week. The rouble tumbled against the dollar on international exchanges, the price of oil – its major export –(...)

Industry analysts believe that in order for the IAG approach for Aer Lingus to be considered realistic, it would have had to be in the region of €1 billion, or about €1.87 per share

Good morning Aer Lingus looks set to provide us all with some festive takeover drama. A big name cast includes suitor IAG, the British Airways (...)

Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel commenting on the tax debate in Brussels  said  “everybody is now in the same boat”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The surprise announcement by the European Commission that it is to extend its request for information on tax rulings to all European Union member stat(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel told the Bundestag that Ireland was a good example of how the economic approach pushed by Berlin could bear fruit. Ireland had “followed consequentially the path of reform” and was now “growing strongly, attracting investment with unemployment dropping step by step”, she said. “This shows what decisive action can achieve.” Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the move by the European Commission to extend a request for information on tax rulings to all 28 EU member states, a(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar “[It’s important] that we give the family and the doctors, who are facing enormous dilemmas now all the support that we can and we try to be as compassionate as we can and not overly certain.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The courts may have to decide in the next few weeks on whether doctors are to be allowed to switch off life support for a pregnant woman carrying a 16(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank. Describing their conversation as “a preliminary discussion”, Taoiseach Enda  Kenny said he would come back to Mr Draghi on the banking inquiry issue “in due course”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has personally intervened to request the European Central Bank to attend the banking inquiry. Mr Kenny raised the issue with the (...)

PTSB can now raise capital from external investors in the new year.

Permanent TSB has had its plan to plug the €855 million capital hole identified in pan-European bank stress tests in October has been “endorsed” by th(...)

According to the World Health Organisation, whose definition was relied upon in this court case, a person is obese if their body mass index (BMI) is over 30. Photograph: Matt Morton/PA

People who are obese could also be considered disabled, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The judgment comes after the landmark case of (...)