Minister for Children James Reilly: “The industry, with its multibillion-euro resources, has a major lobbying programme at work.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Children James Reilly has criticised the European Commission for failing to detail their dealings with the tobacco industry. The commiss(...)

The exchange of electronic data between European and US companies forms a critical part of the myriad services now delivered digitally over the intern(...)

Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, right, and British prime minister David Cameron   in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 5th. Photograph: Niels Hougaard/AP Photo via Polfoto

David Cameron has won the backing of Denmark and the qualified support of Poland for his EU renegotiation as a new poll showed a surge of support in B(...)

Austrian Max Schrems, who took a data privacy infringement case to  the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in 2015. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ireland once again found itself at the heart of European Union policymaking this week as negotiations on a new transatlantic data deal reached a clima(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker jokes with UKip leader Nigel Farage  in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

As Britain’s prime minister David Cameron faced mounting criticism from within his own party about his draft reform agreement with the European Union,(...)

Kerry Co Council is facing a six figure bill after being ordered by the Supreme Court to pay the costs of former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely’s successful appeal for a total recount of votes in the 2014 local elections for the Listowel electoral area.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Kerry Co Council is facing a six figure bill after being ordered by the Supreme Court to pay the costs of former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely’s succe(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk: warned of “challenging negotiations ahead”. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The publication of a draft proposal outlining the terms of a new EU relationship for Britain sets the scene for two weeks of intensive negotiations. A(...)

EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos: while recognising “poor progress” has been made by “frontline” member states, he said this was “not about the end of Schengen”. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The European Parliament urged EU member states to strengthen the Schengen free-travel system on Tuesday, as the European Commission increased pressure(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  during a meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/Pool/Files/Reuters

European Council president Donald Tusk has warned of “challenging negotiations ahead” as he published a draft settlement for Britain ahead of a refere(...)

EU sources say main obstacle the issue of US intelligence services’ access to data relating to union citizens which has been transferred to US companies. Photograph: Getty Images

EU and US officials remained locked in negotiations yesterday in a bid to seek agreement on a new data transfer deal, after a January 31st deadline on(...)