Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said the meeting had been positive and constructive. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European Union foreign affairs ministers meeting in Luxembourg yesterday agreed to step-up co-ordination between members states in the fight against E(...)

Jean Tirole:  won the 2014 Nobel prize in economic science. Photograph: Toulouse School of Economics via The New York Times

The announcement last week that the Nobel prize for economics was going to Toulouse professor Jean Tirole led to a flurry of essays and articles discu(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “I will be inputting the views of our ambassador regarding the situation on the ground in Sierra Leone.”  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will meet his European counterparts in Luxembourg today in an attempt to forge a co-ordinated respons(...)

Basil Geoghegan: adviser on options available to save Irish Nationwide at time of bank bailout.

Seasoned Irish investment banker Basil Geoghegan delivered a straight-talking speech yesterday morning at a seminar on the Irish recovery hosted by pe(...)

Permanent TSB: still awaits clearance from the European Commission for its restructuring plan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

On August 19th, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan issued a statement welcoming the improved half-year results published that day by Permanent TS(...)

The Government has moved quickly to explain its decision to close down the “Double Irish” tax avoidance scheme. This allows multinational companies to(...)

EU health commissioner Tonio Borg: EU would look into “conflicting reports” about whether screening in west African countries is good enough. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In a bid to combat the spread of Ebola, EU health ministers have vowed to improve co-ordination between member states on passenger screenings at EU e(...)

England is looking to emulate the feats of Israel, which, following a review of computing in its schools around the turn of the century, developed one of the world’s most rigorous computer-science curricula for high schoolers.

At the start of the fall semester last month, England’s state-run schools began introducing its youngest students to a concept that would confuse most(...)

Tuesday’s Budget was a “missed opportunity” Moody’s has said. .Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Budget 2015 represents a “missed opportunity” for the country to further reduce its elevated debt levels and leaves the Irish economy “more vulnerable(...)

 European Commission ruled firms enjoyed unfair advantage in €160 million annual deal

Whatever the arguments that have gone before, the European Commission was clear yesterday that the arrangement under which Bus Éireann exclusively ope(...)