The US supreme court is to hear the appeal in the case involving the department of justice’s attempts to access emails on a server in Dublin.

The Supreme Court of the United States is to hear an appeal by the US government in a case involving efforts to get Microsoft to hand over emails held(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May is travelling to Brussels on Monday to have talks about Brexit with European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker. Photograph:  Dennis Adrian/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday for talks over dinner with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker after de(...)

Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s foreign minister and leader of the People’s Party (OeVP), celebrates victory in Austria’s general election with his  girlfriend, Susanne Thier, in Vienna. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

Austrians shifted to the right in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with young c(...)

President  Michael D Higgins (L) shakes hands with the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coch/Reuters/Pool

President Michael D Higgins shared the Government’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland during a meeting with the Australia prime minister (...)

The idiotic mistakes we make at work are awful and getting worse. Photograph: Getty Images

The other day when I got to work I found an email from a PR woman I have never met, congratulating me on my new job at City AM, a newspaper I have nev(...)

A store in Newry offers equal value to euros for its goods priced in sterling.  Photograph: AP Photos/Shawn Pogatchnik

Consumers in the North are holding on to their cash and appear less willing to spend it as rising inflation, cost of living pressures and Brexit worri(...)

Ibrahim Talal, from Syria, on Agamy Beach, Alexandria: “This is not where I want to be.” Photograph: Peter Biro/European Union/Echo

“This,” says Ibrahim Talal, sweeping his hand in a dismissive gesture that takes in the teeming high-rise of Alexandria, a city of five million crushe(...)

 Minister of State with responsibility for financial services Michael D’Arcy: he rejected suggestions that Ireland is being overly cautious in its approach to financial regulation, thereby costing Ireland post-Brexit investment.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for State with special responsibility for financial services and insurance Michael D’Arcy has countered suggestions that Ireland is taking a(...)

The Revenue has said that even in a ‘soft Border’ scenario, certain controls are unavoidable and a number of designated and resourced crossings will be required. Photograph: The Irish Times

Revenue has warned an open Border between the Republic and Northern Ireland is not possible and that eight customs checks and visible border controls (...)

Talking Britain up in Washington - UK chancellor Philip Hammond

Leaders of the financial world gathered in Washington this week for the annual World Bank-IMF autumn meetings with something of a spring in their step(...)