MEPS have told Mario Draghi that Irish banks are overcharging their customers. Photograph: EPA

Irish MEPs have written to European Central Bank president Mario Draghi urging the ECB chief to open an investigation into Irish variable mortgage rat(...)

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly published a report last year which found the European Commission’s approach to publicising meetings with  lobbyists was “inadequate, unreliable and unsatisfactory”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tucked away on the busy streets around the European Parliament in Brussels lie rows of gleaming buildings. Behind the discreet brass plaques lie the B(...)

The Luas light rail system in Dublin is expected to be brought to a standstill again on Thursday as a result of a strike by drivers as part of a campaign for improved pay and conditions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Luas drivers have been warned they are facing a 10 per cent pay from the end of April if they continue with industrial action. Management at Luas ope(...)

Blythe Masters, chief executive officer of Digital Asset Holdings. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The European Union should hold off for now from regulating blockchain, the technology that underpins the virtual currency bitcoin, EU lawmakers are se(...)

The European Commission claimed in preliminary findings in 2014 that Apple’s tax arrangements had been improperly designed to give the iPhone maker an unfair financial advantage in return for maintaining jobs in the country.

The government is poised to submit another batch of information to Brussels on Apple’s Irish tax dealings as the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan s(...)

“The truth is that the risks associated with a protracted Brexit negotiation are immense for Ireland.”

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said he is not convinced the Government is engaged in “any serious contingency planning” for the prospect of a British e(...)

MEPs voting in Strasbourg on Thursday Photograph: Reuters

The European Parliament has voted through tougher rules on data protection, aimed at boosting privacy and giving authorities greater powers to take ac(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has urged all Irish MEPs to vote for a new counterterrorism law at a key vote in the European Parliament(...)

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

MEPs gathered in Strasbourg this week for a regular plenary session of the European Parliament. As expected, the migration crisis and recent revelatio(...)

A boy stands outside a tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The number of migrants arriving in Europe through the Western Balkan routes has dropped considerably as a result of EU action, European Council presid(...)