Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and European Council president Donald Tusk hold a news conference at the end of the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The United Nations has warned that a proposed scheme to return migrants from Europe to Turkey could contravene international law, just hours after EU(...)

Future extradition arrangements between the North and South could be a “bit clunky” and more costly were the United Kingdom to quit the European Union(...)

Donald Tusk, president of the European Union, listens during a news conference following a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels on Monday.  Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

EU leaders stopped short of reaching a final agreement on a new EU-Turkey deal after Ankara surprised leaders by pushing for a new range of demands in(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel talks with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu (second left, front row) during a EU-Turkey summit in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

EU leaders were last night considering fresh demands from Turkey to deal with the refugee crisis, including an additional €3 billion in funds, as a k(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and four senior Fine Gael colleagues are due to have meetings with Independents and smaller party TDs on Tuesday. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Fine Gael is to bring forward a fresh package of proposals for political reform as part of its efforts to win support for a government led by Taoiseac(...)

Michael Noonan, Enda Kenny and Frances Fitzgerald. Fine Gael remained committed to Irish Water, said Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Discussions between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leaders are likely to begin after Thursday, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said, as(...)

A razor fence  at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni where thousands of migrants  wait to cross  into Macedonia. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Some 14,000 people waited at the border between Greece and Macedonia on Monday to learn their fate from European and Turkish leaders, with many saying(...)

 Enda Kenny arrives at an extraordinary summit of European Union leaders with Turkey in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The government is considering dispatching an Irish naval vessel to the Mediterranean to assist with the refugee crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at the Turkish embassy in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of  an EU-Turkey summit on the migration crisis. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

EU leaders gather in Brussels today for a key summit on the refugee crisis amid mounting concerns that Europe could be on the brink of a humanitarian (...)

 Residents of Idomeni refugee camp. If people’s hopes are finally crushed the reaction here could be violent. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Vans selling fruit, snacks and sim cards do a brisk trade, barbers trim hair and beards, and women neatly arrange their families’ shoes outside their (...)