Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe indicated that the Government would press ahead with its plan to merge USC and PRSI

Reducing taxes for low and middle income earners will be a major objective of next month’s budget, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. Th(...)

The European Commission document on Brexit and Ireland needs first to be seen in a political context. It is clear that there is still uncertainty and (...)

The European chief negotiator  Michel Barnier called on Britain not to use the Irish Border as a test case for wider Brexit border issues. Photograph: EPA

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said the Irish Border issue cannot be used as a “test case” for the wider UK-EU border arrangement(...)

The Commission task force insists that any solution involving the creation of a “frictionless” Border will have to be unique to the island of Ireland. Photograph:Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

When UK Brexit negotiators in Brussels last week agreed to safeguard a crucial element of the Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland and Britain it (...)

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.   Photograph: Reuters

Intel were the instigators of Moore’s law. A cornerstone of the tech world, it attests that the capacity of computing chips doubles every two years. I(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney with  Northern  Secretary James Brokenshire at Iveagh House in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The British government appears to have replied to something Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, did not say. “We will never countenance (...)

Hungarian hostility: migrants face police at Budapest’s main railway station in 2015. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Complaints by Hungary and Slovakia about EU migration policy have been dismissed by the European Court of Justice. In affirming that the two member (...)

Former northern  secretary  Peter Hain: “The Border looks like becoming just another bargaining chip in the negotiations with Brussels.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

The British government has been accused of seeking to create not a “frictionless” but a “telepathic” Border. Former Labour northern secretary Lord (P(...)

“Events on Monday sharply illustrated how the housing and health issues have elbowed their way into the front of the Government’s agenda.” File photograph: Getty Images

Fine Gael Ministers gather in Government Buildings on Tuesday for discussions on the forthcoming term with political storm clouds gathering in health (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel greets Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the beginning of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7th. Photograph: John MacDougall/Reuters

Any decision permanently to suspend long-running but stalled Turkish EU accession talks would be one for the union’s heads of government, a spokesman (...)