Katherine Delahunt-O’Byrnes, who has died aged 58, was a brilliant lawyer who made history by becoming the first female solicitor to be appointed a ju(...)

Migrants on board of Italian Navy ship ‘Chimera’ before disembarking in the southern harbour of Salerno. Photograph: Ciro De Luca/Reuters

This week the world looked on in horror as images of desperate migrants fleeing North Africa flashed across TV screens. The European Union has (...)

MEP Brian Hayes said the European Commission should not use its new Digital Single Market strategy, due to be announced on May 6th, for political ends. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The European Union should not use its Digital Single Market proposal to target large US tech firms for “political means”, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes sa(...)

Migrants are transported to the armed forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett. Up to 900 people may have died in last Sunday’s disaster off the coast of Libya.  Photograph: Reuters 1:00

Ireland is to participate for the first time in an EU search and rescue mission, following the Government’s decision to send a fully crewed ship to th(...)

Video grab showing  migrants on a boat during a Triton rescue operation. The head of EU border agency Frontex has said that  the border patrol mission cannot become a search and rescue operation. Photograph: Guardia Costiera/AFP/Getty Images

The head of the EU border agency has said that saving migrants’ lives in the Mediterranean should not be the priority for the maritime patrols he is i(...)

Alexis Tsipras met the head of Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom on Tuesday amid signs a commitment to building a joint pipeline between the Black Sea and Greece may be in the offing. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to discuss the escalating Greek standoff with German chancellor Angela Merkel tomorrow in Brussels, ah(...)

Local residents and rescue workers help a migrant woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20th, 2015.  Photograph: Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

Figures compiled by the International Organisation for Migration show that, as of last Thursday, the Italian Coast Guard, the Italian Navy and commerc(...)

The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of US tech giants and whether there is a level playing field for European firms

Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they a(...)

A European Union flag and a Greek national flag fly beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece. Global lenders’ negotiations with Greece, which have been moving at a crawl recently, have gained some momentum but remained a long way from the finish line, the International Monetary Fund’s European head told a German newspaper. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Global lenders’ negotiations with Greece, which have been moving at a crawl recently, have gained some momentum but remained a long way from the finis(...)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at a press conference in Rome after a ship packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast, 200km south of the Italian island of Lampedusa. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

The European Union has pledged to take “bold” and immediate action to tackle the continent’s migration crisis after hundreds were feared dead in the (...)