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Members of the European Parliament: it is a genuine co-legislator in many areas of EU policy and budgeting.  Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP

The turn of the new year has ushered in the EU’s election season. In five months, voters across the union will cast ballots in a European Parliament v(...)

Some of the 49 migrants who had been stranded on the ‘Sea-Watch 3’ react towards the media as they disembark from a Maltese patrol boat on Wednesday. Photograph:  Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has agreed to welcome five unaccompanied minors to Ireland out of a group of migrants who were rescued in recent weeks from the Mediter(...)

Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker. Photograph: ICIJ

A Turkish journalist has been sentenced to more than a year in jail for her work on the Paradise Papers investigation into offshore tax havens, becaus(...)

The Shelbourne Hotel

Pardon Package From January 1st to April 5th, The Shelbourne Hotel on Dublin’s St Stephens Green will be completing the final phase in a multimillion(...)

An employee assists travellers with Vietjet Aviation JSC self check-in kiosks at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Any disruption to the Chinese economy will have serious  consequences for Vietnam. Photograph: Maika Elan/Bloomberg

The public’s focus has largely been on the negative economic implications of Brexit for Ireland over the past year but this is not the only external d(...)

Migrants in difficulty are approached by the Aquarius. Photograph: Patrick Barr/AP

In Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, Ibrahim is saving up money so he can try the sea again. He’s 17, a gay Somali who fled his home in Mogadishu wh(...)

Just over 10 years ago, making a four-minute call to Ireland while on a Paris trip would have cost as much as € 5. File photograph: PA

The abolition of roaming charges across the EU last year led to a dramatic and immediate increase in phone usage among Europeans who were travelling o(...)

Johnstown Estate’s festive Gingerbread Village

Home, sweet home  The Johnstown Estate’s festive gingerbread village has arrived at the Co Meath country house hotel. Created by chef Waduge Fer(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan:  called for “continued efforts to tackle the people-smugglers who exploit vulnerable migrants”. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Last summer’s forlorn hopes that EU leaders could use their December summit to agree a comprehensive package of badly needed reforms of their common a(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe confirmed   that a new agreement between  Revenue   and the Maltese tax authorities will close the loophole. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Revenue is closing a loophole that allows US multinationals to avoid tax by channelling cash through Malta. Using a structure dubbed the “single malt(...)

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