Ireland’s “brand value” rose by 12 per cent to $604 billion over the past year despite the Brexit uncertainty. That’s according to a report by consul(...)

Frans Timmermans is tasked by EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen to develop a “European green deal” over the next five years. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie LeCocq

The new European Commission is encountering big difficulties in securing member state agreement on scaling up 2030 targets to reduce carbon emissions (...)

File image of Poland’s first president of the supreme court Malgorzata Gersdorf walking next to supporters, in Warsaw. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Maciej Jazwiecki via Reuters

Sitting in Malgorzata Gersdorf’s office, deep inside Warsaw’s monumental supreme court complex, there are only two sounds: the tick of a grandfather c(...)

A panel at the Conservative party conference in Manchester muses about how to get Brexit on. Or possibly done. Photograph: Ian Forsyth / Getty Images.

Image of the week: Get your Brexit on Another week, another set of Brexit horrors in mantra-loving Britain, where in the bubble of the Conservative P(...)

Number of super rich people increased by 0.8% to 265,490 last year, while their combined wealth fell by 1.7% to $32.3tn.

The Republic has the fifth largest number of “ultra-wealthy” individuals per capita in the world, according to a new report. The study shows that the(...)

British prime minster Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Monday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

UK The Conservative Party conference in Manchester is focused on the message of Getting Brexit Done. But neither Boris Johnson nor his ministers are (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: “We need, I need, to reach out across the House of Commons to get people.” Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Boris Johnson is showing no remorse over the language and tone he used in the House of Commons on Wednesday night, when opposition MPs warned he coul(...)

PayPal has two sites in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Profit at PayPal’s Irish arm more than tripled to €23.17 million last year in results the directors said were “in line with expectations”. Recently f(...)

Coffee chain Starbucks won an appeal on Tuesday against an European Commission demand that it pay up to €30 million in back taxes to the Netherlands, (...)

Activists’ banners declare “EU Get your Ships Together!” during a ministerial meeting about migration at Fort St Angelo in Vittoriosa, Malta. Photograph: Domenic Aquilina

Four EU countries have sought to break the deadlock over European migration policy, as Italy’s new government underlined its move away from the hardli(...)

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