Referendum: Catalans wear pro-independence flags in Barcelona on Tuesday. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

Out of Spain and so out of the European Union? Could Catalonia secede from Spain, as it is threatening to do, while, as its leaders would like, retain(...)

From January 1st, the ECB will give banks two years to set aside money to cover 100 per cent of the value of their non-performing unsecured debt, a draft document shows. Photograph: iStock

Irish borrowers face tougher access to credit and higher interest rates as a result of European Central Bank plans to force banks across the euro zone(...)

Spend the winter in the  Algarve, Portugal with prices from €176 for three weeks.

Three weeks winter holidays from €176pps Long-stay holidays over the winter are available with Abbey Travel for amazing prices, from November to Febru(...)

Harry Kane is chased by Angelo Ogbonna of West Ham. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

To Harry Kane it is a numbers game and, like every football fan in Europe, the Tottenham Hotspur striker is in awe of those posted by two players in p(...)

Secondary students in Ireland have longer summer holidays and shorter school terms than most other countries in Europe, according to a European Commission report. Photo: iStock

Secondary students in Ireland have longer summer holidays and shorter school terms than most other countries in Europe. A European Commission report (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said Ireland is opposed to what it sees as proposals which undermine its corporate tax system. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

EU finance ministers have agreed to step up technical work on harmonising the taxation of the giant digital companies with a view to debating “possibl(...)

The award-winning Castlemartyr Resort has launched a  selection of special anniversary  breaks throughout the next 12 months

Decade of Decadence   Castlemartyr Resort, Co Cork, celebrates its 10th year in award-winning hospitality this autumn and to mark the occasion t(...)

Migrants receive food and water after disembarking from a vessel at the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete on September 5th, 2017, after being rescued off the coast of the Greek island. Photograph: Costas Metaxakiscos/AFP/Getty Images

The State has pledged to take in 600 refugees next year including 330 additional programme refugees as part of a new EU resettlement pledge to support(...)

 Oisín McConville: he  delivers talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gambling. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Oisín McConville told a conference on Thursday that he now delivered talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gamb(...)

Fishing boats in Olhao

Stay in the five star Real Marina Hotel and Spa in Olhao, on the eastern Algarve, for a week in January 2018 from €299pps. Return Aer Lingus flights, (...)