Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Increased prosperity on both sides of the Border and the “almost total peace” are in jeopardy if the wrong decisions are made over Brexit, according t(...)

Extreme weather events, involving storm surges, flooding and destructive winds, have become part of everyday life – and the situation is likely to worsen. Photgraph: NASA Earth Observatory/ AFP/ Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of a “national emergency” as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered the country yesterday. After years in which succ(...)

The Government’s response to higher life expectancy has been to push the pension age out first to 66 and progressively to 67 in 2021 and 68 in in 2028.

Up until relatively recently Ireland was in line with much of Europe in having a state pension age of 65. This uniformity of approach has nothing to d(...)

EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini: said Mr Trump has promised to consult allies on the agreement and to take account of their strategic interests. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

EU foreign ministers have strongly defended the Iran nuclear deal as key to preventing the global spread of nuclear weapons. Following US president D(...)

British prime minister Theresa May talks to US president Donald Trump:  “Thank God for Donald, that he’s reminded us how important it is to be together as Europeans,” Dr Nathalie Tocci said at the Institute of International and European Affairs.  Photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters

Donald Trump’s election as US president has been good for European unity, a special adviser to European Commission vice-president Federica Mogherini h(...)

Romanian prime minister Mihai Tudose leaving the Social Democrats’ headquarters after consultations over his cabinet reshuffle in Bucharest, Romania, on Monday. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romanian premier Mihai Tudose has pushed ahead with a cabinet reshuffle after the latest corruption scandal to rock the government revealed a rumblin(...)

Volvo Cars Ireland attributes its sales growth in 2016 to the popularity of its new XC90 SUV

Turnover at Volvo Cars Ireland rose 24.6 per cent last year to €56.3 million, largely on the back of the popularity of its new flagship SUV, the XC90.(...)

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(...)