Workers sort fish at a wholesale market for fish and other seafood in Mahachai, in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Amid reports about slavery and unlawful fishing in the industry, the European Union has threatened to ban imports of seafood from Thailand because, of(...)

Petro Poroshenko (right) welcomes  European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to Kiev on Monday. Juncker said the country’s 45 million people were ‘part of our European family’, but painful reforms were necessary before it could join the union. Photograph:  Genya Savilovgenya/AFP/Getty Images

European Union officials have given Ukraine a pep talk on the urgent need for sweeping reforms and anti-corruption measures, as the country’s presiden(...)

The study shows that 54 per cent of those classified as part-time workers in Ireland are women, below the EU average of 67 per cent

Almost a quarter of Irish workers are employed on a part-time basis, according to a new study that finds that many would like to work more hours.The E(...)

Samples of standardised packaging of tobacco products, which has been  approved by the Government. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The State wants to have a legal challenge brought against its plan to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products referred to the Court of Justice o(...)

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has been criticised   for failing to secure an agreement for Greece. (Photograph: EPA/VALDA KALNINA)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, after his finance minister was sharply(...)

PTSB had a €1.1 billion capital buffer above the 7 per cent trigger at the end of December

The first Irish lender to sell Europe’s riskiest type of bank bond is also the nation’s weakest. Permanent TSB, which failed European financial stress(...)

Two women rest and sleep in a football field in Siliguri on Sunday  hit the region on April 25th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 2:42

Efforts are continuing to make contact with all Irish citizens known to have been in the region affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Min(...)

Google: said claims for misuse of private information and breach of confidence were merely equitable in nature, and that procedural rules did not permit the grant of leave in the absence of a claim grounded in tort.  Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The court of appeal in England recently delivered its judgment in Vidal Hall and Others v Google Inc. It is a case of some significance in the evolvin(...)

Ryanair ‘not liable for the passenger’s care and assistance’. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

John O’Brennan was caught up in the recent air-traffic controllers dispute in France. “I was due to fly with Ryanair on April 8th from Dublin to Fa(...)

The response at Thursday’s emergency EU Council meeting to the migrant drownings in the Mediterranean has been described rightly as “woefully(...)