The last Startup Nations Summit was held in Mexico last November. Photograph: startupnations.org

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will announce on Friday that Ireland has won a competitive global bid to co-host an international gathering of entrepreneurs and (...)

David Nabarro, special adviser to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on the 2030 Agenda. Photograph: Eric Luke

David Nabarro’s new job comes with a daunting in-tray. Last September, heads of state and government from 193 countries approved a set of goals and ta(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny shakes hands with British prime minister David Cameron after a meeting in London. British MPs have criticised the Taoiseach’s intervention in the EU referendum debate, condemning as ‘scaremongering’ his warning about the potentially negative impact of a Brexit on the peace process in the North. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire.

British MPs have criticised the Taoiseach’s intervention in the EU referendum debate, condemning as “scaremongering” his warning about the potentially(...)

The Whitaker consensus: For my entire lifetime, the three pillars of that consensus have shaped Irish government.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When it comes to Irish elections, the bloody obvious is usually wrong. The most obvious thing about this election is that, on February 26th, the Irish(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “Everybody has to be very conscious of the great importance of these anniversaries . . . We need to be very dignified and very respectful.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Fein is currently examining how best to commemorate those who died in the First World War and deserve to be remembered for the sacrifice they mad(...)

The exchange of electronic data between European and US companies forms a critical part of the myriad services now delivered digitally over the intern(...)

 Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The strength of Britain’s draft agreement on EU membership has surprised many eurosceptics, according to Britain’s ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chi(...)

“What Ireland has given me is incomparable.” Janvi Shah with her husband, Pankaj Soni, at Grand Canal Square in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Janvi Shah: arrived from India, 2014 Janvi Shah used to think she would eventually move to the United States to continue her studies. However, she(...)

EU sources say main obstacle the issue of US intelligence services’ access to data relating to union citizens which has been transferred to US companies. Photograph: Getty Images

EU and US officials remained locked in negotiations yesterday in a bid to seek agreement on a new data transfer deal, after a January 31st deadline on(...)

Marwan and his wife Rodina: “I would love to stay in Dublin. Our daughters are very happy in the school.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Catholic parish in Dublin, which raised thousands of euro to help a family of Syrian migrants, has been unable to rent a house for them, despite gu(...)