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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(...)

Motorists will ultimately have to pay a levy to meet the cost of claims for Setanta Insurance, which was placed into liquidation in 2014.

The ruling on Monday in connection with Setanta Insurance by High Court President Mr Justice Peter Kelly was a significant step towards ending a legal(...)

Malta-based insurer Setanta, which sold private, commercial and motor insurance in the Republic, was wound up in 2014, leaving around €90 million in outstanding claims.

The State must pay almost €21 million to more than 1,200 people who made claims against the now-defunct Setanta Insurance, the High Court ordered on M(...)

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron  in a replica of the wagon where the Armistice was signed in 1918, in the Clairiere of Rethondes forest, during a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/EPA

It was moving to see German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron at the centenary celebrations of the 1918 Armistice. Last Sa(...)

Marco Buti, director general for economic and financial affairs at the Commission, said growth in Europe peaked in 2017 and the “outlook is now less favourable”. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission has become the latest influential body to raise concerns about the sustainability of the State’s corporation tax base. In its(...)

The bank had been accused by  journalist Daphne  Caruana Galizia of processing corrupt payments to Maltese officials. She was killed by a car bomb last year. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A Maltese bank at the heart of a money-laundering investigation has had its licence withdrawn by the European Central Bank. Pilatus Bank, which opene(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

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