A banner on the facade of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Ireland has the highest expenditure rate on unemployment in the EU, according to the European Commission’s statistics agency Eurostat. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

Ireland has the highest expenditure rate on unemployment in the EU, according to the European Commission’s statistics agency Eurostat. It found Irelan(...)

French EPP President Joseph Daul aat a European People’s Party meeting. He said: “no other country” has advanced without implementing structural reforms, as he criticised Syriza’s “political gambling.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Greek crisis has accentuated policy differences between the political groups in the European Parliament, as the main political groupings try to fo(...)

Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan said dDebt restructuring has always been part of the discussion around how to deal with the Greek debt crisis.  2:23

Ireland is in favour of debt restructuring for Greece, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Speaking on his way into today’s key meeting of (...)

An  Immigrant Council of Ireland anti-racism campaign. Photograph: Immigrant Council of Ireland website

Discrimination, stereotyping and assaults were among the issues reported by a panel of young migrant men interviewed about their experiences in Irelan(...)

“No” supporters shout slogans during celebrations following Sunday’s referendum   in Athens. Photograph:  Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis 1:50

As the result of the Greek referendum became clear on Sunday evening, the last stanza of Shelley’s great poem about political resistance, The Mask of (...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, arrives at the Presidential Palace to sign the official appointment of Greece’s new finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, in Athens, Greece, on Monday, July 6th, 2015. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greece will present fresh proposals for a new bailout deal at an emergency summit in Brussels on Tuesday after European leaders warned Athens time was(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, exits a polling station after voting in the national referendum in Athens. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

  The European Central Bank will consider whether to continue providing emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) to Greece at a scheduled meet(...)

Erasmus student Giulia Celli,  from Verona, enjoys  St Patricks Day festivities. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Union was just a symbol to me as a child growing up in Ireland. I suppose I was too busy playing with my friends and collecting stickers (...)

Eircode has two elements: a three-figure ‘route key’ number and a random, four-digit mix of letters and numbers that pinpoints the address.

The man charged with introducing the Republic’s controversial new post code has hit back at the system’s critics ahead of its expected launch next (...)

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as the people of Greece reject the debt bailout by creditors on July 6th, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The European Union entered uncharted waters on Sunday night after Greek voters emphatically rejected an international bailout, defying warnings that a(...)