Rescuers work among the rubble and wreckage of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa on Friday,  three days after a section collapsed. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s government has opened an investigation into the country’s biggest toll-road operator, after saying it could face a heavy fine or lose its con(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (centre) with Stephen Nolan, chief executive of Sustainable Nation Ireland, and Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of EIT Climate-KIC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

A UN programme that encourages global financial centres to place “sustainable and green finance” at the heart of their operations and help fight clima(...)

The herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate, is manufactured by the Monsanto company, a unit of German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, in St Louis, USA. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

The weedkiller glyphosate, which is sold under the trade name Roundup, will continue to be licensed for use in Ireland in spite of a US court awarding(...)

Aquarius crew members hand over life-jackets to migrants on a wooden boat, off the Libyan coast. Photograph: SOS Méditerranée/Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

Five EU countries agreed on Tuesday to take in 141 migrants currently on board the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius, prompting Malta to say it would(...)

A general view of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in  Genoa, Italy. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

At least 35 people were killed when a bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa, police said on Wednesday after firemen worked through the ni(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking up where she left off: demanding far-reaching reform of the EU’s so-called Dubl(...)

French concern at rerouting: At stake are jobs, millions of dollars’ worth of port revenues and possibly EU infrastructure funding.

France will not accept a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a re-routed trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe afte(...)

Workers unloading bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The European Central Bank has warned that US tariffs are in danger of reaching their highest levels for half a century as its concerns mount about the(...)

Since the beginning of 2016, 1,644 English and Welsh solicitors have joined the Irish Roll of Solicitors. Photograph: iStock

More than 9 per cent of all solicitors listed in the Republic are now lawyers from England and Wales, many of whom rushed to register after the UK vot(...)

Books in the  Law Library in the Four Courts Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

More than 9 per cent of all solicitors listed in Ireland are now lawyers from England and Wales, many of whom rushed to register after the UK voted to(...)

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