Belgian support was key to Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe winning the Eurogroup presidency.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is in line for a sweeter deal than expected after a €5 billion fund for the countries and sectors hit by Brexit was added to a draft plan for (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe was chosen as the candidate who could bridge divides. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The appointment of Paschal Donohoe by his fellow euro-zone finance ministers to lead their powerful Eurogroup for the next 2½ years puts Ireland at th(...)

The European Commission decided in August 2016 that the US tech giant owed Ireland €13 billion in back taxes. Photograph:  Reuters

It’s the court case no one in Ireland really wanted any part of, but they will all gather in Luxembourg next week as the European Union’s second-highe(...)

The European Commission decided in August 2016 that Apple owed Ireland €13 billion of back taxes, with interest bringing the total to about €14.3 billion. Photograph: EPA

The EU General Court will deliver its verdict next Wednesday on the Republic’s €13 billion Apple state aid case. A spokesman for the Department of F(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has warned the EU against giving up on a global initiative to extract more tax from digital companies as he makes(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The economic effects of the pandemic have hit young people working in the private sector and precarious employment hardest, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: capable of acting  as a “bridge builder”. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The European People’s Party, the political grouping that includes Fine Gael, the party of German chancellor Angela Merkel and right-leaning parties ac(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is a candidate for the eurogroup presidency, a two-and-a-half year term to succeed Portugal’s Mário Centeno. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The outgoing government’s decision to put Paschal Donohoe’s name forward for election to the position of president, in effect chair, of the eurogroup (...)

The Israeli right believes it must seize the moment presented by a US president who broke with decades of US policy on the Middle East. File photograph: Getty Images

Even allowing for the upheaval wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has forced governments and their citizens to turn their gaze inward, a plan to (...)

Healthcare professionals take care of coronavirus sufferers in the intensive care of the Poliambulanza hospital in Brescia, Italy. File photograph: EPA

Coronavirus cases are resurging in Europe as countries ease restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization has (...)

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