Co Laois, Ireland Connaughton Auctioneers is seeking €99,950 for the two-bedroom house, above, in need of renovation in Castletown, Ballylynan, (...)

'What the Estonians would like is for the leaders to back what will undoubtedly be called the ‘Tallinn Agenda'.' Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Estonia does digital big time. And in an astute piece of national branding, it has used its EU presidency to promote its leadership in the field – par(...)

Ryanair intends to ground 25 more aircraft than originally planned between November and March

Ryanair will not go ahead with a planned bid for troubled Italian flag carrier Alitalia as it continues to grapple with problems that have forced it t(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The company said it expected its guidance for profit after tax would stay unchanged at between €1.4 billion and €1.45 billion. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ryanair has moved to quell unrest at the airline by raising the base pay of many of its pilots from the beginning of October and withdrawing threats t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to set out plans for reforming the European Union at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Photograph:  Reuters/Ludovic Marin/Pool

France’s dynamic new kid on the EU block, president Emmanuel Macron, had made the closer integration of the EU, and specifically the eurozone, a centr(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  welcomes president of the European Council Donald Tusk, ahead of a meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn has played down the prospect of a Labour government holding a second referendum on Brexit, and said there were some “positive” aspects t(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to number 10 Downing Street prior to their meeting on Monday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Taoiseach has welcomed Theresa May’s promise that Britain will not place any physical infrastructure on the Border after Brexit, but said there wa(...)

The newly reopened Presidential Suite, The Princess Grace at the Shelbourne

Room with a Kelly’s eye view The last phase of the multimillion-euro refurbishment at The Shelbourne hotel by renowned London design agency Oliver La(...)

Amnesty executive director Colm O’Gorman urged Ministers to press for a fairer and more effective solution to Europe’s refugee crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is set to narrowly miss out on its pledge to relocate 600 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy within two years under a scheme agreed with Eur(...)

Colin and Livia Firth. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential English man in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s int(...)