Jeroen Dijsselbloem: president of the eurogroup, in his alma mater UCC yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Standing in the 19th-century Aula Maxima hall in University College Cork, Jeroen Dijsselbloem is in reminiscent mode. “This wonderful hall I’ve(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The United States was concerned in 1973 that Ireland could become “one of the more difficult” members of the European Community for it to deal (...)

How do you encourage the next great invention? Many believe it would be achieved by introducing a tax credit for research and development. As t(...)

Ireland has the potential to export wind energy as other countries struggle to meet renewable energy targets. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland is touted as the European Saudi Arabia of wind with its wild Atlantic coast and large tracts of rural land. It also has the potential t(...)

Fiona Doyle speaking to the media in January after her father, Patrick O'Brien, who was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting her, had his bail rescinded. She will be one of the speakers at the ANU Campaign conference on Saturday in Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A campaign aiming to create a public forum to address the issue of sexual abuse in Ireland will be launched this weekend. The (...)

Customs officers examine a haul of cigarettes seized by the national drugs team, discovered on board a vessel that arrived in Dublin from Latvia. Photograph: Eric Luke

A third of convictions in Ireland for illegal tobacco smuggling in 2012 were imposed on international smugglers, according to the list of defau(...)

“It was the Irish government that imposed the farthest-reaching guarantee for its banking system at the start of the crisis – on its own initiative,” said German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Photograph: Eric Luke

On a dismal Tuesday night, 600 Berliners have braved the snow and a bitter, Siberian wind to fill the Deutsches Theater. Six bankers prowl the (...)

A man waits to make a transaction at a Laiki Bank ATM in Nicosia yesterday. Cyprus’s two insolvent banks are being put through resolution procedures that will see equity holders and bondholders lose out and uninsured deposits subjected to a substantial write-down. Photograph: Reuters/Yorgos Karahalis

From an Irish perspective the most remarkable aspect of events in Cyprus is how they represent a complete reversal of Eu ropean policy from the(...)

 From left: Senators  John McCain, Chuck Schumer  and Marco Rubio are among a group of eight  working to devise an overhaul of immigration law.  Photograph: Doug Mills/the New York Times

Within an hour of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Barack Obama finishing their rack of lamb and sticky toffee pudding at the St Patrick’s Da(...)

Kieron Brennan, chief executive of the Irish League of Credit Unions has written to Ireland ’s 12 memb(...)