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Ryanair will appeal a French ruling imposing €8 million in fines and damages for breaches of local employment law on the airline “all the way to the E(...)

Michael Campbell before yesterday’s appeal in Vilnius, Lithuania. Photograph:  AP Photo

A Co Louth man who has spent almost six years in Lithuanian prisons is preparing to return home after a court quashed his conviction for trying to bu(...)

Michael Campbell in court in Vilnius in August 2009. Campbell was detained in Vilnius in January 2008 on charges of buying ammunition and firearms for a splinter group of the Real IRA. Photograph: Reuters

An Irish man jailed in Lithuania after being convicted of trying to buy weapons for the Real IRA has been freed by an appeal court.Michael Campbell, f(...)

EU taxation commissioner Algirdas Semeta has said EU member states should “all work in the same direction” to tackle the issue of tax evasion. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

EU member states should “all work in the same direction” to tackle the issue of tax evasion, EU Commissioner for Taxation Algirdas Semeta has said, fo(...)

Minister for State Brian Hayes is likely to face some tough questions from colleagues at tomorrow’s discussion on tax evasion. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

It was supposed to be a quiet affair. Today euro zone and EU finance ministers reconvene for the first time since June for an informal meeting in Viln(...)

Gardaí have confirmed the man whose body was dumped on a beach in Meath was Audrius Bukus (44). He had lived in Ireland for four years and was of no fixed abode but had spent time in the Homeless Aid shelter in Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Lithuanian man who was murdered and his body dumped on a beach in Meath was identified yesterday by members of his family, who had flown in from Lit(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “The overwhelming view of the international community is that a response is required.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The United Nations Security Council, particularly Russia, has “a global responsibility’ to act against the Syrian regime, Tánaiste and Minister for Fo(...)

Andre Sheldon, from the group Global Strategy of Non-Violence, holds a sign during an anti-war rally in Boston, Massachusetts today. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has appealed to a dubious American public to back his bid to use military force in Syria while supporters scrambled to pers(...)

 A worker pastes up an election poster of German chancellor Angela Merkel, who is leading her CDU party into a general election on September 22nd.  photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Two women have given Germany’s wan election campaign an emotional punch, attacking chancellor Angela Merkel at her most vulnerable point: the rise of (...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said yesterday the foreign ministry would take over nuclear negotiations. Photograph: IRNA handout via Reuters

The European Union and Iran will discuss a resumption of nuclear negotiations during a United Nations gathering this month, possibly setting a date fo(...)

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