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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has slapped down a proposal from the European Commission to abolish national vetoes on EU taxation policy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe wasted no time in rejecting the European Commission’s blueprint to end national vetoes on major tax issues and re(...)

The EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici, formally unveiled a blueprint on Tuesday for a transition to qualified majority voting (QMV) on EU taxation policy matters.

Brussels’ frustrated efforts to overhaul company taxation is damaging the European Union as a whole, senior officials said on Wednesday, as the Europe(...)

Thyme-roasted chicken with preserved lemon

I’m a bit of a chicken, scared of everything, kinda jumpy. Some might say I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed and I don’t claim to be either. But in(...)

The European Union is failing to stem misuse of EU funds worth hundreds of millions of euros each year, and manages to recoup only about 15 per cent o(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: Mr Howlin says both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are “chameleons” who will change their polices to get into power. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil has a policy platform that is more in line with what Labour wants to achieve if it re-enters government than Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Fine(...)

This is the weekend we find ourselves, still sitting in our new Christmas PJs, fishing for that last Celebration in the vast ocean of wrappers and thi(...)

A view of the freight train after the crash on the Great Belt Bridge in Nyborg, Denmark. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/ AP

Danish police said on Thursday the death toll from a train crash on Wednesday has risen to eight from six people. Five women and three men were killed(...)

A view of the train accident site on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. Photograph: Tim K. Jensen/Ritzau Scanpix via Reuters

Six people were killed when a passenger train hit a freight trailer that had blown off a wagon coming the other way on a bridge linking Denmark’s two(...)

Flowers and candles in memory of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland, who were killed in Morocco during a trekking trip, are seen at the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, this weekend.  Photograph: Ritzau Scanpix/Thomas Sjoerup/Reuters

Moroccan authorities have detained a Swiss-Spanish man over suspected links to Islamic extremists who allegedly killed two Scandinavian hikers. The (...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

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