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Donald Tusk: he has attempted to synopsise real differences among leaders so that debates can focus on how to bridge such differences. Photograph: Getty Images

Much of the agenda of European Council meetings is “precooked”. Ministers and their sherpas prepare the ground for leaders who assemble to sign off on(...)

Micro Focus (formerly Novell) employs over 100 people in Ireland

The Irish subsidiary of enterprise software provider Micro Focus, formerly Novell Ireland, declared a $179.8 million (€153m) dividend in its last fina(...)

 Sharp differences are likely to re-emerge over EU migration policy in a debate proposed by European Council president Donald Tusk, whose letter to leaders setting out the agenda has prompted serious recriminations. File photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo

EU leaders meeting over the next two days in Brussels are set to give unanimous backing to the opening of the next phase of Brexit negotiations. At p(...)

Poland’s government is being reshuffled in a mid-term exercise designed to renew its energy and direct it more to the international difficulties encou(...)

Tomio Okamura, the anti-Islam and Eurosceptic leader of the Czech Republic’s Freedom and Direct Democracy party, which came fourth in parliamentary elections in October. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

With its foaming pints of beer, plates of pork and dumpling and walls covered with pictures of old Prague, Stare Casy is a typical Czech pub in the Go(...)

 European Council president Donald Tusk delivers an acceptance speech after he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Pecs in  Hungary. Photograph: Tamas Soki

After helping Britain move a little closer to the EU exit early on Friday, European Council president Donald Tusk flew east to focus on the future of (...)

Due to higher selling prices, Abbey saw revenue in the housebuilding business grow by just over 2 per cent to €90.4 million. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

House builder Abbey said pre-tax profits rose by 7 per cent to €23.4 million in the six months to the end of October. The company completed 237 units(...)

The Bushmills Inn in Co Antrim will screen lots of special Christmas films.

The run-up to Christmas is a good time to start – or keep – a family tradition, whether it’s going to Grafton Street to see the lights, or window shop(...)

Irish emigrants shared their experiences of having to  explain  Ireland’s status as an independent country while living abroad. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/ /AFP/GettyImages

Have you ever had to explain the history of the relationship between Ireland and Britain while travelling or living abroad? Yesterday, Irish Times co(...)

People wearing masks march across the medieval Charles Bridge to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Thousands of Czechs attended rallies and concerts on Friday to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution that ended communist rule and to ple(...)

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