Ged  Nash: measures bring Irish law into line with recent rulings of the EU Court of Justice. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff on long-term sick leave will be able to accrue holiday entitlements for the period they are off work under a Government initiative. Under leg(...)

The Irish railway system has always been operated by Irish Rail, part of the State-owned CIÉ

What’s all this about the EU trying to change the Irish railway system? The European Commission is working on legislation to establish a single rai(...)

The Port of Waterford is seeking a judicial review of a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant the Port of Cork permission for a €100 million redevelopment of Ringaskiddy. Image: Port of Cork website.

The Port of Waterford is seeking a judicial review of a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant the Port of Cork permission for a €100 million redevelop(...)

Eurobarometer survey found rising prices, inflation and the cost of living are the most important issues facing Irish people. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Irish residents are increasingly concerned about the cost of housing and are still worried about unemployment, according to the latest Euro barometer (...)

Migrants who managed to pass the police block on the Eurotunnel site race towards the boarding docks in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Illegal immigrants attempting to enter Britain will be returned to their home countries, prime minister David Cameron said yesterday, as migrants cont(...)

Competition on the railways

Airline competition has proved effective in lowering airfares, pleasing customers and ensuring that Ireland retains a strong transport link with the t(...)

One of the shops in the migrant camp known as the new Jungle in Calais, France. Photograph: PA

The situation in Calais, with thousands of people attempting to enter Britain through the Channel Tunnel, is the latest manifestation of the migration(...)

French gendarmes try to stop migrants on the Eurotunnel site in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on Wednesday.  Photograph: AFP 1:04

The United Nations special representative for migration Peter Sutherland has accused the British media of exaggerating “beyond belief” accounts of mig(...)

 The Anglo-Dutch company also said it was planning more asset disposals as it pushes ahead with its proposed $70 billion acquisition of BG Group, bringing total asset sales between 2014 and 2018 to $50 billion.  (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Royal Dutch Shell is to axe 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending cuts to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices which contributed to a(...)

British chancellor  George Osborne  and French economy minister Emmanuel Macron: the negotiations on the  Greek bailout strengthened the argument of British Eurosceptics. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images 1:04

Britain’s plan to renegotiate its relationship with the EU was back in the news this week as George Osborne kicked off a fresh round of diplomatic eff(...)