In a move that has long been argued over, the European Union looks set to enforce a fuel-economy testing regime on carmakers that would see the tests (...)

(L-R) Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, Belarus’ president Alexander Lukashenko and Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko react while posing for a photo during their meeting in Minsk today. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin said today the crisis in Ukraine could not be solved by a further military escalation or without dialogue with repres(...)

24 January 2013 NewsKatie Taylor (red) and German Boxer Maike Kluners pictured during their fught at the Katie Taylor fight night in The Bord Gais Enery Theatre, Dublin.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Katie Taylor will take part in her first bout in Limerick ahead of this year’s World Championships in South Korea. The 28-year-old, who last competed(...)

The US trade embargo has been in place since Fidel Castro overthrew a pro-US regime in the early 1960s. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Irish people trying to use an Irish bank to transfer money to people living in Cuba are being blocked from doing so as a result of a United States em(...)

A Russian aid convoy of white trucks waits to enter Ukraine at a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian  Rostov region. Photograph: EPA.

The White House today denounced a Russian convoy’s move into Ukraine, calling it a flagrant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and saying Russia shoul(...)

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh 6th  An image from September 1994 showing the then taoiseach Albert Reynolds (centre) shaking hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (left) and SDLP leader John Hume outside Government Buildings after a discussion of ways to advance the peace process following the IRA’s ceasefire announcement of August 31st. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds, like his British counterpart at the time John Major, may never have obtained the profile of some of the celebrated and notorious poli(...)

A huge euro logo is pictured next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) before the bank’s monthly news conference in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European Banking Authority will for the first time publish details of banks’ losses from fines and litigation when it releases the results of Euro(...)

 man walks through the rubble of his destroyed house after Ukranian army shelling downtown of Khartsyzk (24km from Donetsk), Ukraine. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

A gun battle broke out in the centre of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire today, taking a gover(...)

Reports have suggested that US banks are considering moving their European headquarters from London to Dublin, due to concerns that Britain might exit the European Union, the so-called “Brexit”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

By this time of year, wealthy bankers in the City of London have usually jetted off to their summer holiday destinations. Tuscany, Provence and the(...)

It can cost an Irish consumer more than €1 to write a cheque - but still some 26 million will be written this year. Photographer: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg News

Irish people will write more than 60 million cheques this year despite plans to consign them to the history books. While usage of the old-fashioned pa(...)