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Downing Street away day at Chequers: regulatory plan occupies no reality outside the minds of its progenitors. Photograph: Downing Street/PA

Brexiteers were buoyant after Thursday’s eight-hour meeting at Chequers, when Theresa May’s Brexit war cabinet united behind their demand for regulato(...)

David Browne pictured at the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There was little doubt David Browne would follow a road familiar to his ancestors and become an architect. Even as he started secondary school in Clon(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and her senior ministers met at Chequers in an attempt to agree a common position on Britain’s future relationship with the EU. Photograph: PA

Britain could face a bill of £5 billion in extra contributions to the European Union budget if it extends a post-Brexit transition period beyond the 2(...)

British secretary of state for exiting the European Union David Davis was speaking in Vienna on Tuesday. Photograph:  Heinz-Peter Bader/EPA

David Davis’s speech in Vienna on Tuesday was an extraordinary hymn to supranational regulation from a veteran Eurosceptic who is in the vanguard lea(...)

Health ministers from 11 countries are to meet on Tuesday to discuss progress with the European Vaccine Action Plan, which includes the aspired elimination of measles and rubella. Photograph: istock

A leading doctor has said the rising incidence of measles in Ireland could be due to a previous shortfall in vaccinations that has caught up on the po(...)

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, in Belgium

Maynooth University has cancelled a visit by some of its students to the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe because of concerns over governance at(...)

A boy dressed as a police officer holding Kosovo flags in Pristina on the eve of celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Kosovo independence. Photograph: Getty Images

Ramush Haradinaj missed the party when Kosovo declared independence 10 years ago today. A rebel commander during Kosovo’s 1998-9 conflict with Serbia(...)

Facebook has been ordered by a Belgian court to stop collecting data on users or face daily fines of €250,000 a day, or up to €100 million. The court(...)

British foreign and commonwealth minister: said leaving the European Union is “not grounds for fear, but hope”. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Wednesday’s speech on Brexit was, his admirers agreed, a return to form for Boris Johnson after months during which the foreign secretary appeared to (...)

Investments into new onshore and offshore wind projects fell to €22.3 billion across the EU, down 19 per cent from a record €27.5 billion in 2016.

Ireland was among seven EU member states that reported a record 2017 for wind energy, according to the industry group WindEurope. With a 20 per cent (...)

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