Louise O’Keeffe, who joined the Brussels delegation, said the Irish State’s “very narrow” interpretation of the 2014 ECHR ruling insisted any complaint now by others could only be based “on a prior complaint”. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

“I still remember the black-frocked men chasing me down the corridors, and then into cloakrooms or swimming pools... That’s not what school should be (...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner of the European Commission, is before the European Parliament committee on economic and monetary affairs on Tuesday.

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has declined to rule out the possibility of an EU investigation into Ireland’s tracker mortgage scandal(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes: has criticised the CSO, saying there is a need for “robust data on all forms of domestic violence”.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has objected to European Parliament efforts to introduce mandatory surveys to gather data on sexual and domestic v(...)

 TDs Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Mary Lou McDonald and Pearse Doherty at the Sinn Féin ardfheis at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin delegates on Saturday voted to hold a special ardfheis to ratify a successor to Gerry Adams within three months of the party leader’s resign(...)

 Eleanor McEvoy, Steve Wall  and Victor Finn at the launch of a new report for the IMRO. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Digital platforms such as YouTube and Facebook should be legally compelled to remunerate fairly musicians whose work is uploaded to their services, ac(...)

Reporting from Brussels on Brexit, I find myself turning increasingly for understanding of the British position to “Alice in Wonderland”. Photograph: Getty Images

 Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Qu(...)

he European Commission’s refusal to establish target timeframes for its antitrust investigations is a clear example of “double standards”, Brian Hayes MEP said on Tuesday, given its strict stance on a timeframe for the Apple state aid recovery. Photograph: CJ GUNTHER/EPA

The European Commission’s refusal to establish target timeframes for its antitrust investigations is a clear example of “double standards”, Brian Hay(...)

The European Commission is calling for co-operation among EU car makers to create bigger, better batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as there are concerns that the US and China are both outstripping Europe when it comes to electric car technology

The European Commission is calling for co-operation among EU car makers to create bigger, better batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as there are co(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  accuses Budapest-born George Soros of buying influence in the European Union.  Photograph: Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

Civil society groups funded by billionaire George Soros denounced Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban on Sunday, for calling on his country’s securi(...)

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