Philip Lane: hinted at provision of emergency liquidity for banks. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Another week has trundled by and still the corridors of Government buildings remain eerily quiet – but some cracks in the ice of the current impasse s(...)

April has been heavily hit by air traffic controls (ATC) strikes in France, Belgium, Italy and Greece. The disruption this causes travellers is monum(...)

Protesters target images of former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski (left) and Macedonian president George Ivanov  with balloons filled with paint in front of government buildings. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Almost every evening, thousands of Macedonians march through the capital Skopje to demand an overhaul of the country’s political system and an end to(...)

President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning from a foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, England and Germany. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

Barack Obama is in the final months of his presidency and keen to justify his domestic and international achievements before he leaves office. His fin(...)

One of Tyrone farmer Colin Gibson’s sheep campaigns against a Brexit

The new president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union has said he has “huge concerns” over what might happen to the financial support packages Northern Irela(...)

Less than 10 years ago, making a four-minute call to Ireland while on a trip to Paris would have cost an Irish consumer as much as €5, while someone in Malta would have had to pay €9.76 for a call of the same length. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The cost of roaming across the European Union will fall significantly from midnight on Friday as an interim charging cap comes into effect ahead of a (...)

Garda Superintendent Sarah Meyler of the National Vetting Bureau, Kieran Downey of Garda IT,  GAA children’s officer Gearóid Ó Maoilmhichíl and Assistant Garda Commissioner Jack Nolan during the launch of the eVetting System at the DMR Regional Office, Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda vetting for people applying to work with children or vulnerable people will be completed within days rather than weeks under a new “e-vetting” s(...)

Some 8,592 migrants were rescued last year by the LÉ Eithne, LÉ Niamh and LÉ Samuel Beckett. Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces/PA Wire

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Róisín is to set sail on Sunday on humanitarian rescue duty in the Mediterranean. The ship under the command of Lieu(...)

Social Democrat (SPD) labour minister Andrea Nahles is sponsoring  a Bill that strips non-German EU citizens of all claims on the German welfare system in their first five years, unless they have acquired credits by working. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Berlin’s grand coalition government is preparing a welfare lock-out for non-German EU citizens during their first five years living in Germany. The (...)

PwC’s Feargal O’Rourke with former UK prime minister Gordon Brown  in Dublin. Mr Brown said: “The UK and Ireland are so closely interconnected as members and partners in the European Union that a British exit from the European Union would hurt both.” Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Former taoiseach John Bruton says the UK will suffer a major loss of influence on the global economy if it votes to leave the EU. He said membershi(...)