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In Numbers: Carry on roaming 3 Roaming charges in Europe will live on for at least this number of years after EU member states shelved plans drawn up (...)

The final frame of Newstalk’s original ‘Don’t Hold Back’ ad, which was rejected by RTÉ Television because it contained a call-to-action from a rival.

  Newstalk has removed its slogan “move the dial” from a television advertisement in order for it to run on RTÉ, saying it “can’t forgo” m(...)

European Parliament president Martin Schulz has denounced the “repeated and arbitrary” denial of admission into Russia of Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete. Photograph: Emanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Tucked away on the ground floor of the labyrinthine European Parliament building in Brussels is the Anna Politkovskaya room. The parliament’s main pre(...)

MEP Maireád McGuinness: Described the steady fall in farmers’ share of the consumer price as “dramatic”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Alison Healy, Food and Farming CorrespondentThe share of the supermarket price that European farmers receive for food has fallen from 31 per cent to 2(...)

An employee holds a new BlackBerry  Leap smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. EU members have agreed to delay the end of mobile roaming charges until at least 2018

European Union member states agreed to delay the end of mobile roaming charges until at least 2018, setting them on a collision course with EU lawmak(...)

PTSB Group chief executive Jeremy Masding: it appears that investors are warming to the idea of taking a punt on the company, helped   by the recent renaissance of the Irish economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

AIB and Permanent TSB will publish their full-year results over the course of the next seven days and they should make for interesting reading. Both i(...)

Talks have begun on a third bailout for Greece worth €30 billion-€50 billion, the Spanish economy minister has announced.“We are negotiating a third r(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives to attend a conference on Ebola on Tuesday in  Brussels. Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in west Africa attend an international conference in Brussels  to mobilise a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5 billion in aid pledges. Photograph: AFP

Western countries must continue their efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic which is continuing to claim hundreds of lives in west Africa, according to(...)

“Overall, retail sales have turned a corner and are back on a growth path, although off a very low base”

Irish consumers are more upbeat than ever before, with the level of confidence even surpassing measures taken at the very height of the boom, accordi(...)

Permanent TSB’s capital-raising plan has yet to be finalised by the board and presented to the Minister for Finance for approval. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock, Finance CorrespondentPermanent TSB is considering raising about €500 million from external investors with a view to then repaying the (...)