EU economics and monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn: praised  “strength and stamina” of the Irish people but said challenges remained for the Irish economy.  Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

The fight against aggressive tax planning by multinationals will be one of the “key issues” for the European Parliament over the next five years, E(...)

EU Commissioner Olli Rehn is expected to assume a senior role in the European Parliament when he takes his seat next month.

EU Commissioner Olli Rehn has said that tackling the issue of aggressive tax planning by multinationals will be one of the “key issues” for the Eur(...)

Great-West Lifeco  chief executive and president Paul Mahon: said company never saw its Irish Life deal as a “bet” on Ireland, given that the country was still in a bailout programme with the EU and International Monetary Fund at the time of the acquisition. Photograph: David Sleator

The integration of Canada Life and Irish Life has “gone well” since the two businesses began their merger las(...)

Catherine Day, secretary general of the European Commission: suggested that a change in the economic climate over the next few years could change        tenor of the debate. Photograph: Alan Betson

in Brussels Britain’s desire to repatriate powers from Brussels is likely to meet resistance from other EU mem(...)

The European Parliament in Brussels: Ireland’s 12 MEPs had on average an 83 per cent attendance rate at European Parliament plenary sessions, a drop of 2 per cent from 2011, which places Ireland 19th out of the 27 EU countries, a report by the European Movement Ireland shows.

Irish MEPs attended the European Parliament on average less last year than they did in 2011, made far fewer speeches and submi(...)

The Irish public perception of Europe has been seriously challenged in recent times. Set against the backdrop of the economic malaise that has (...)