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Due to an unfortunate oversight, we understand the hotel that hosted the Fine Gael ladies lunch was not given the instruction to limit the free drink to a bottle of red and a bottle of white per table.

A lot of talk about “straws in the wind” in a week when the countdown to Enda Kenny’s departure from the leadership of Fine Gael became the talk of Le(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Diplomatic and political preparations for UK and the European Union negotiations on the British exit will be stepped up in the coming weeks as t(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said Dublin would remain ‘fully at the heart of Europe’ and that the EU had been the ‘foundation stone’ of Ireland’s recent economic recovery. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is confident Berlin understands the sensitivity of Ireland’s unique relationship with Britai(...)

Flowers and letters of protest on the steps of the cathedral in front of Cologne’s main train station, on January 11th last, following sexual assaults on women there on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s Bundestag has tightened up its criminal code for sexual assault as, seven months after the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne, the country st(...)

Grand Canal Dock: Dublin is now the 47th most expensive city in the world for expats to live and work in – behind London, San Francisco, and Paris – but ahead of other start-up hubs like Berlin (100), Barcelona (110) and Lisbon (134).  Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Back in 2011, Brittany-born Kevin Loaec decided to fulfil his dream of starting his own business. He could have done it in France, but found the start(...)

‘I often think of the many rainy Thursday mornings spent standing in a packed Dart carriage in Dublin, when the idea of living in one of Europe’s coolest countries and being able to see the woman I love every day was only wishful thinking.’

As I arrived into Utrecht Centraal Station on a summer’s evening in August 2015 with a well-travelled backpack in one hand and a bouquet of Dutch flow(...)

 A single Union Jack flag sits on a desk during a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. File photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Europe is hurting after Brexit, not only politically and economically, but emotionally too. The World View podcast examines the reaction after one o(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: Like a nun swearing off the pope, he said he would no longer confuse his personal pro-European convictions with the sombre reality of today’s post-Brexit EU. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Wolfgang Schäuble, the 73-year-old elder statesman of German and European politics, has demonstrated time and again that when it comes to putting the (...)

Andrea Leadsom has signalled she would begin the process for Britain’s exit from the EU in September, and that Britain would be out of the union by spring 2017. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has given his backing to Andrea Leadsom in the Conservative party leadership contest. Earlier the UK’s energy minister Ms Leadsom set(...)

Matteo Renzi: is determined to intervene with public funds if necessary despite warnings from Brussels and Berlin

Italy is prepared to defy the EU and unilaterally pump billions of euro into its troubled banking system if it comes under severe systemic distress, a(...)

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