Brian Hayes MEP: met EU financial services commissioner Jonathan Hill this week in Strasbourg to set out the Republic’s position on the EU money market funds plan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government is pushing for a rethink of a European Commission plan to impose capital buffers on money market funds. It believes that the move coul(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with EU economic and monetary affairs  commissioner Jyrki Katainen in the EU Commission’s headquarters in Brussels yesterday.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan began his week-long European odyssey to seek support for Ireland’s plan to refinance its International Monetary(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British prime minister David Cameron and  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton at the  summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

EU leaders failed to agree on the appointment of two senior EU jobs yesterday evening, potentially deferring the final decision until the end of Augus(...)

European Parliament president Martin Schulz congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker after his election as president of the European Commission. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

EU leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny travel to Brussels on Wednesday to discuss the delegation of senior European Union positions, amid expect(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: “The economy has to serve people and not the other way around.” Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Newly-elected head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker called for a €300 billion package of investment to stimulate the European economy y(...)

Independent MEP Luke Ming Flanagan urged incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker  to honour his commitment to  Ireland regarding bank debt. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Two Irish MEPs yesterday pressed incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on the issue of Ireland’s claim for debt relief.During a c(...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Mr Kenny will today address a meeting of the economic council of Dr Merkel’s CDU party.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits Berlin today he will be reminded how, in fashion as in politics, déjà vu keeps coming round again. First, he open(...)

The European Parliament meets in Strasbourg yesterday. EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

Ireland will have two MEPs on the influential economics committee in the new European Parliament, with the appointment of former junior finance minis(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel insists she wants Jean-Claude Juncker as the next commission president. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

One hundred years after a Bosnian nationalist fired the shots that led to the outbreak of the first World War, EU leaders gather in the Flemish town (...)

Polish foreign minister Radislow Sikorski said British prime minister David Cameron would be able to negotiate major reforms to Britain’s EU membership terms even if he was defeated on the Juncker issue. Photograph: Reuters/Slawek Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy travels to London for talks with British prime minister David Cameron today amid increasing expectatio(...)