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Portugese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho said his government would have to introduce “important cuts” in expenditure on social security, health and education. Photograph: Reuters/José Manuel Ribeiro

Portugal’s prime minister has promised further cuts in government spending after the country’s constitutional court rejected austerity measures(...)

Portugal's Constitutional Court president Joaquim Sousa Ribeiro walks in front of members of the court as he arrives to address a news conference in Lisbon. Photograph: Hugo Correia/Reuters

Portugal's constitutional court has rejected four out of nine contested austerity measures in this year's budget in a ruling that deals a blow(...)

Three of Daryl Walshe’s children, Leo (10), Roslyn (8) and Karsten (4)

On Wednesday, Daryl Walshe had better news than 19 million other people around Europe. While official figures recorded the worst-ever jobless rate (...)

A man tries to look inside a branch of Laiki Bank in Nicosia a few hours before the reopening of the banks on the island last month. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Occasionally tuning in to the unfolding of the Cyprus fiasco on holiday over the past few weeks was a somewhat surreal experience. The conditio(...)

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Photograph: Lisi Niesner

A final decision on the adjustment of the maturities of Ireland and Portugal’s bailout loans may not be taken at next week’s meeting of euro zo(...)

Gerry Galvin was one of the most creative chefs of Ireland’s culinary development . He was also an influential food writer. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Gerry Galvin, who has died aged 70, was best known as one of the most creative chefs of Ireland’s culinary development and also was an influent(...)

Seamus Callanan has been in good form for Tipperary during the league

Sunday, March 31st Allianz NHL, Division 1A (3.0 unless stated) Tipperary v Clare , Semple Stadium – Far from the worst fixture to round ou(...)

Supporters of the extreme right Golden Dawn party during a rally over the crisis in Cyprus, outside the German embassy in Athens last week. The banner reads: “No to Germany’s anti-Greek policy.” Photograph:  Reuters/John Kolesidis

There is a tendency, whenever a euro zone country gets into difficulty and needs help from its neighbours, to blame Germany for the severity of(...)

France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici (left), IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, and Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble  at  a Eurogroup meeting  in Brussels.  Photograph: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed yesterday’s agreement with Cyprus for sparing taxpayers with (...)

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