Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said it was important to address climate issues associated with agriculture, at the launch of a new forum on ‘climate smart’ farming.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A forum designed to examine climate friendly practices and policies in agriculture has been launched by the Institute of International and European Af(...)

Dr Fatima Hamroush at the Institute of International and European Affairs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Libya’s former health minister has called for the introduction of martial law in that country and the setting up of a coalition government. Speaking (...)

Former president and UN envoy Mary Robinson: Developing countries must be right there at the beginning and not locked into dirty fossil fuel infrastructure. Photograph: The Irish Times

UN special envoy for climate change Mary Robinson says developing nations need to join the rest of the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to s(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said some of the criticisms regarding her office’s lack of a Dublin base were ’probably merited’.

The Data Protection Commissioner’s office is to immediately begin recruiting 18 new staff for its planned new Dublin office and will eventually mor(...)

Legal scholar Prof Andreas Vosskühle said that Germany’s constitution, the Basic Law, was open to European law. Photograph: Reuters

Germany’s highest court is committed to European integration, its president told an audience in Dublin yesterday. Legal scholar Prof Andreas Vosskühl(...)

Former Concern Worldwide chief executive Tom Arnold will next week take up an interim role as coordinator of the United Nations’ Sun Movement,  which  aims at reducing the number of people across the world affected by malnutrition. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Former Concern Worldwide chief executive Tom Arnold will next week take up an interim role as coordinator of a United Nations initiative aimed at r(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes said he often felt he was fighting a ‘losing battle’ with some State bodies on privacy issues. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There is an opportunity for Ireland to be seen as a model of a country that can embrace advanced technology without sacrificing rights guaranteed by o(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes: The risks involved in the site were “obvious”. Photograph: David Sleator

There were “obvious risks” associated with the availability of citizens’ personal data on the irishgenealogy.ie site, including the potential for ide(...)

 Gordon Orr, chariman of McKinsey Asia. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

McKinsey director Gordon Orr was in Dublin last month for the first time in two decades for a session with the Institute of International and European(...)

IMF’s Peter Breuer says Ireland runs greater risk of missing its targets by focusing on getting the budget deficit below 3 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

The IMF’s departing representative in Ireland has cautioned the Government against reneging on its planned €2 billion budget adjustment because of th(...)