Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly is to ask the ECJ if it is correct she should consider the deterioration in the independence of the Polish judiciary in her decision. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The extradition case that has raised fundamental questions about the rule of law in Poland, and how it affects the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) syste(...)

EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Europe must “act fast” to secure a common approach to digital tax”. Adding that he expects Ireland to pay a positive role in the negotiations, despite its reservations. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Paschal Donohoe and other EU finance ministers have sharply criticised EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, as tensions rise before next week’s b(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaking to the press in Senningen, Luxembourg. A draft of the broad principles of a post-Brexit free trade agreement between the EU and UK was sent out  by Mr Tusk to member states for their approval. Photograph: Reuters

The UK’s Brexit red lines have severely circumscribed EU options for any future deal, European Council president Donald Tusk warned London on Wednesda(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a press conference in Senningen. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

The European Council has said that a future trading relationship between the EU and the UK can only be agreed if commitments already made by London ar(...)

Deutsche Börse Group acquired Clearstream in 2014. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Deutsche Börse Group, the provider of the Dax stock exchange and the pan-European Stoxx indices, will grow its Cork presence by adding 200 employees o(...)

City of London. Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is planning to establish an investment and distribution business in Dublin following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Photograph: iStock

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) will establish an investment and distribution business in Dublin, subject to regulatory approval, following the Un(...)

The EU’s new top civil servant Martin Selmayr arrives for a meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The appointment last week of the EU’s new top civil servant by means that could best be described as sleight of hand has provoked uproar in the usuall(...)

Internally displaced women walk to a food distribution in the early morning at the Protection of Civilian site (PoC) in Bentiu, South Sudan, earlier this month.  The site was established in January 2014, when 7,000 civilians entered the UN base to seek protection, shortly after the start of the South Sudanese civil war. The camp hosts over 20,000 households and the numbers keep rising every day. Photograph: Stefanie Glinski/AFP/Getty Images

Overseas aid is something of an anomaly in Irish policy-making. Expensive yet largely uncontroversial, it attracts positive reviews from across the wo(...)

The Apparition ells the story of a veteran war reporter sent to investigate a young woman and her alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

It may be no more than coincidence given the rise of the #MeToo movement, but women are very much to the fore at this year’s 29th Cork French Film Fes(...)

Emmanuel Macron at the launch of the European Head of States and Governments in Brussels on Friday: parties jumping aboard his new centrist vehicle will have to be unhappy with its current arrangement. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Through a mix of cunning, opportunism and exceptional timing, Emmanuel Macron upended French politics. Could he do the same for the European Union? Th(...)

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