Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno called for candidates to replace European Central Bank vice-president Vitor Constancio, whose term expires in May. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Greece has neared a key milestone in its financial-crisis history, as its creditors started discussing better repayment terms for its bailout loans an(...)

At the launch of the 3 Counties Energy Agency on the Dunbrody famine ship in New Ross, Co Wexford, were  Marie Donnelly, former director for renewables, research and innovation, energy efficiency with the European Commission, Paddy Phelan, 3CEA manager, and Cllr Denis Foley, chairman  of the 3CEA board. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Business and energy interests in counties Wexford, Kilkenny and Carlow are supporting efforts to create “a low carbon, energy efficient zone”, which t(...)

 Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Paschal Donohoe strides into the boardroom of the Department of Finance on Merrion Street in Dublin, apologises for running a little late and asks for(...)

Like many other big companies, Apple had pushed the tax  game too far. What might have appeared to be a clever idea to a tax accountant looked like a flagrant playing of the system when it emerged into the light. Photograph: Getty Images

For years a kind of entente cordiale has existed between the major US multinationals and governments both in the US and internationally. The deal was (...)

Asylum seekers applying for work permits must secure a job that pays a starting salary of at least €30,000 per annum and are also barred from working in more than 60 different areas including construction. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

Employment opportunities open to asylum seekers under new measures proposed by the Department of Justice this week are “exceptionally limited” and wil(...)

The commemorative stamps.

On January 19th, 1968 Sir Alfred Chester Beatty died at the age of 92 in Monaco. This American-born, British knight of the realm became the first priv(...)

Facebook argued US law and various measures afford adequate protection for data privacy rights of EU citizens.  Photograph: Reuters

A High Court judge will rule later on exactly what questions and information she should put before the Court of Justice of the EU for its consideratio(...)

A total of 2,982 notifications were submitted to IT companies with 46 cases originating in Ireland

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have stepped up the removal of online hate speech on their platforms, according to new figures from the European Commiss(...)

Brussels has proposed giving the European Court of Justice a big role in settling EU trade disputes with Switzerland in a move that could serve as a blueprint for a Brexit deal

Brussels has proposed giving the European Court of Justice a big role in settling EU trade disputes with Switzerland in a move that could serve as a b(...)

Apple’s announcement that it would pay $38 billion in taxes to the US and make significant investments in the country is a win for President Donald Trump. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Apple’s announcement that it would pay $38 billion in taxes to the US as it repatriates its cash pile shows the rapid changes now under way in the wor(...)

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