Tánaiste Éamon Gilmore will today present EU ministers with the package on the EU’s seven-year budget. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Éamon Gilmore will today present EU ministers with the package on the EU’s seven-year budget, which was agreed by Mr Gilmore and MEP Alain La(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore greets MEPs Reimer Boge and Jean-Luc Dehaene, members of the European Parliament negotiating team.

Ireland’s bid to secure European Parliamentary support for the European Union’s seven-year budget experienced a setback yesterday, as a number of MEP(...)

Tentative agreement was reached yesterday evening on the EU’s seven-year budget, with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and the European Parliament’s chief negot(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta listen to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels today. Photograph:  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

EU leaders pledged to intensify co-ordination of tax disclosure today in a bid to tackle aggressive tax planning, as Ireland’s corporate tax r(...)

 Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: too early for any discussion of easing the tax burden for middle-income earners in the next budget. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two senior Labour Party Ministers have said it is premature to anticipate tax concessions for middle-income earners in October’s budget. (...)

 Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore: talk of concessions for middle income earners “speculative”

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described any discussion of easing austeriety for middle income taxpayers as "purely speculative. " Speaking a(...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech during a business conference in Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Germany is leading a chorus of international criticism of Hungary ’s decision to change its constitution and restrict the powe(...)