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EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly published a report last year which found the European Commission’s approach to publicising meetings with  lobbyists was “inadequate, unreliable and unsatisfactory”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tucked away on the busy streets around the European Parliament in Brussels lie rows of gleaming buildings. Behind the discreet brass plaques lie the B(...)

Chef Michael O’Meara  in Oscar’s Seafood Bistro, Galway: agrees that “overfishing”  a much misunderstood term. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A “simplistic” interpretation of overfishing is unfairly placing all blame on fishermen, a senior geographer has said. Many fishermen are finding it(...)

Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has estimated there could be an additional €10 billion to €11 billion available for public spending between next y(...)

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos: the eurogroup and IMF have announced that Greece should prepare an extra €3.6 billion in cuts if it fails to meet primary surplus target of 3.5% by 2018 . Photograph: François Lenoir

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem postponed a planned eurogroup meeting on Greece that had been provisionally scheduled for Thursday, as bailout (...)

The Luas light rail system in Dublin is expected to be brought to a standstill again on Thursday as a result of a strike by drivers as part of a campaign for improved pay and conditions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Luas drivers have been warned they are facing a 10 per cent pay from the end of April if they continue with industrial action. Management at Luas ope(...)

Belgian servicemen stand guard as a train arrives at the Maalbeek metro station on its re-opening day on April 25th, 2016 in Brussels, after being closed since the 22nd March attacks in the Belgian capital. Photograph: JohnThysjohn/ AFP/Getty Images

The Brussels metro station where 16 people were killed by a suicide bomber has re-opened just over a month after the attacks. Security remains high a(...)

Prime minister David Cameron and president Barack Obama on the links together at The Grove, a golf course in Watford, England. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

A trade deal between Britain and the United States could take five to 10 years to negotiate if Britain votes to leave the European Union in a June 23 (...)

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy with strategist and author Alastair Campbell  and Mary Rose Burke, Ibec director of strategy, international and corporate affairs. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Ireland may have to review its own membership of the EU if Britain votes to leave, according to Ibec’s chief executive Danny McCoy. He said Ireland (...)

The European Commission claimed in preliminary findings in 2014 that Apple’s tax arrangements had been improperly designed to give the iPhone maker an unfair financial advantage in return for maintaining jobs in the country.

The government is poised to submit another batch of information to Brussels on Apple’s Irish tax dealings as the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan s(...)

The health service remains an enduring problem, with sources suggesting the expected overspend of this year’s allocated budget was likely to be at least as big as last year’s €600m. Photograph: Getty Images

Some Government departments will be permitted to breach their spending ceilings this year despite previous insistence by ministers that no supplementa(...)

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