Diesel fumes from cars, buses and trucks contribute to Ireland’s poor standard of air quality. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Poor air quality caused by fumes from diesel cars, buses and trucks in Ireland contributes to about 3,400 premature deaths in Ireland each year(...)

A final decision on the adjustment of Ireland and Portugal’s bailout loans will not be reached until the May meeting of Europe(...)

Jack Kirwan, who is now studying arts at University College Dublin. “I am beginning a new chapter in my life,” he says of his struggle with depression. Photograph: David Sleator

The year was 2010. I had just got back from a dream trip to New Zealand. I was on the rugby team at school. I had the perfect family, the perfe(...)

A woman walks past a mural  last week  depicting part of the Serbian coat of arms in the northern, Serb-dominated part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica in Kosovo.  Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Serbia will reject a European Union-brokered plan for Kosovo as it fails to give broad autonomy to minority Serbs in its former province, an of(...)

Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore: “The provision of public services and the financing of an economy is a collective responsibility, not something that falls just on working people.” Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

The use of tax havens by the wealthy has to be dealt with by the international community, which should deal more effectively with the issue, ac(...)

IMO president Dr Matt Sadlier  said the fact that the Republic had the lowest-paid medical specialists in the English-speaking world would cause significant impairment to the State’s health service. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Medical specialists in Ireland are now the lowest-paid within the English-speaking world, the president of the Irish Medical Organisation has s(...)

The Government is about to introduce a code of practice to curtail large retailers’ sharp practices in the grocery sector. This comes after sev(...)

Portugese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho said his government would have to introduce “important cuts” in expenditure on social security, health and education. Photograph: Reuters/José Manuel Ribeiro

Portugal’s prime minister has promised further cuts in government spending after the country’s constitutional court rejected austerity measures(...)

Three months after the horsemeat controversy gripped the Continent, beef exports here have increased by nearly 10 per cent alongside a surge in(...)

Luxembourg finance minister Luc Frieden said there is an international trend towards automatically exchanging depositor information. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Luxembourg is prepared to ease its banking secrecy rules and work more closely with foreign tax authorities, its finance minister has told a ne(...)