Protesters at an Anti-Water Charges Rally in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The latest twist in the Irish Water saga is a huge political embarrassment for the Coalition. To make matters worse there is nothing the parties in go(...)

A European Union flag flutters outside the Athens stock exchange

Talks between Greece and its international creditors on a third bailout began in Athens on Monday but the lenders want to see more reforms turned into(...)

‘ The failure of Kenny and Burton to accept that they or their parties might have got anything wrong  . . . will do nothing to help the country avoid making a similar mess in the future.’ Above, a screen grab of Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Banking Inquiry 1:56

Talleyrand reputedly said of the Bourbons that they had learned nothing and forgotten nothing from their experience of the French revolution. The bank(...)

Greek  prime minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the creditors’ terms even though Greek voters had rejected an earlier offer in a referendum

Talks on tying up a new bailout deal for Greece failed to start on Friday as had been expected, with officials blaming security worries for delaying t(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras listen to speakers during a session at the Greek parliament. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Greece is bracing for the return to Athens of officials representing the reviled “troika” of creditors as the debt-stricken country prepares to start (...)

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the  Greek Parliament on July 22nd, prior to its approval of  tough new conditions set by European creditors. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

What does the future hold for the euro zone after the abyss of a “Grexit”? Many have predicted the euro “experiment” will end and the era of national (...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras looks on after speaking to legislators at the arliamentary vote  in Athens, Greece, on Thursday.  Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg 1:35

Bailout negotiators are due to return to Athens to start talks on a massive new rescue package after Greece’s parliament approved tough new conditions(...)

People line up outside a National Bank branch in Athens 1:05

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces his second major test in a week in parliament on Wednesday over reforms he wants lawmakers to adopt so bailo(...)

Yanis Varoufakis: annoyed the European establishment with lots of analysis. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Two decades ago, a senior Eurocrat, Bernard Connolly, wrote a book called The Rotten Heart of Europe. It was an exposition of the economic idiocies im(...)

The cautious reopening of the banks is aimed at restoring trust. Photograph: EPA

Greek banks are reopening for the first time in three weeks, but with restrictions on withdrawals still in place, as German chancellor Angela Merkel s(...)