Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for a meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: EPA

Ireland remains opposed to the idea of a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) though it is prepared to engage constructively with the Europe(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: says  Ireland views the passenger name records (PNR) proposal as a “priority” for the EU

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has written to Ireland’s 11 MEPs urging them to back contentious legislation that aims to facilitate the pool(...)

Officials stressed that today’s meetings are an opportunity for Enda Kenny  to set out Ireland’s priorities to the figures who will lead the EU until 2019

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives in Brussels today for talks with the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and his counterpart at the Eur(...)

Green party leader Eamon Ryan has criticised Fine Gael’s four MEPs for not voting in favour of a European Parliament committee of inquiry into the Lux(...)

Israeli soldiers prepare to remove an armed Jewish settler as he tries to stop Palestinian farmers (unseen) from ploughing their fields near the West Bank village of Jaloud, near Nablus. Photograph: EPA/Alaa Badarneh

The European Parliament voted to recognise the statehood of Palestine “in principle” yesterday, despite the reservations of a large bloc of European (...)

MEPs from the European United Left group protest in the European Parliament over tax avoidance.

The European Commission has pledged to intensify its fight against tax avoidance and increase tax harmonisation at an EU level, as it responded this m(...)

President of the Palestinian Authority  Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) shakes hands with   South African president Jacob Zuma yesterday in Pretoria, South Africa.  The European Parliament will vote on a resolution to recognise the state of Palestine at its plenary session next month.  Photograph: Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution to recognise the state of Palestine at its plenary session next month, after a vote scheduled for to(...)

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker: insisted that he had acted within national and international law over the Lux leaks scandal. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

Almost a week after the Luxembourg Leaks scandal revealed that 343 companies reduced their tax bills through agreements with Luxembourg, the man who (...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: has not yet commented on the Luxleaks affair

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new head of the European Commission, is facing increasing pressure to respond to last week’s revelations of tax rulings of(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: cancelled planned appearance with Jacques Delors yesterday.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Five days into his new job as European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker’s honeymoon in the job ended yesterday, following the revelation t(...)