Independent MEP Nessa Childers says the  new Passenger Name Records  directive is “a bad deal for both the liberty and the security of European citizens”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A number of Irish MEPs are set to vote against new EU legislation that will require airlines to share passenger data with national authorities, despit(...)

Irish teenagers and young adults are the biggest users of illegal psychoactive drugs in the EU, according to a new study.

Irish teenagers and young adults are the biggest users of illegal psychoactive drugs in the EU, according to a new study on the drugs trade. The EU D(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: has cited security co-operation as one of the most important benefits of Britain’s EU membership. Photograph: AFP/Getty

They had not started counting the bodies after the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday when Ukip started making political hay and linking the tragedy to Br(...)

A migrant girl  at the Greek-Macedonian border. Macedonia confirmed  is only allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees through. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

Thousands of people are massing at the Greece-Macedonia border after Balkan states imposed new restrictions on refugees and migrants trying to reach w(...)

Europol chief says reason for seeking accounts was pursuit of witnesses, who could say something about what was going on

Europol’s social media monitoring enabled it to identify 366 social media accounts operating in the vicinity during the Paris attacks, the deputy head(...)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, in a video released by the jihadist media arm Al-Hayat Media Centre on Sunday: some 30 Europol experts are working to support the Franco-Belgian investigation into the Paris attack. Photograph: Al-Hayat Media Centre/AFP

Islamic State and other militants are very likely to attempt major new attacks in Europe following those in Paris, the EU’s police agency said on Mond(...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen leaves the voting booth at Nyboder school in Copenhagen. Photograph: Nils Meilvang/AFP/Getty Images

Denmark has rejected a referendum that would have seen the country opt in to EU justice and home affairs legislation, in a vote that has been widely p(...)

 Copenhagen celebrates the rejection of the euro: Eurosceptic parties have framed the referendum as a question of surrendering more control over national affairs to Brussels. Photograph: Thomas Sjoerup/AFP/Getty

While the EU awaits a date for the United Kingdoms’s much-anticipated vote on membership, a referendum is taking place today that could serve as a bar(...)

 Ireland is not part of the Schengen arrangements on travel and visas, but  it and the UK have applied to take part  in  police and criminal judicial co-operation measures. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s passport control system is to be updated in the coming years to connect with a European Union database that provides warnings about s(...)