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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said it was crucial to prioritise achievable elements of banking union.

EU finance ministers have given new impetus to efforts to complete key elements of European monetary union before the summer. Ecofin on Tuesday backe(...)

Martin O’Neill: the Republic of Ireland manager took the job not to get rich but because he considered it an honour. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“The hard cold fire of the northerner”. That line from Louis MacNeice is always there when you start thinking about the elements of Martin O’Neill. Ma(...)

A former executive at BP for 10 years, he was hired to spearhead the IPO for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Abu Dhabi may be home now for John Carey, but it seems like the oilman from Kilkenny is destined always to be on the road. Since moving to the United (...)

Astrid Gundersen  (3), from Swords, at the Friends of the Earth protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday as the joint Oireachtas environment committee began hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are strong indications that legislation for a mandatory “deposit return scheme” in Ireland for plastic bottles and a ban on single-use plastic m(...)

Marine Le Pen: said France was “a society where the law of armed thugs reigns”. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

It was just a casual remark after her formal speech, but it showed yet again how the leader of the extreme right-wing Front National brings everything(...)

More than 2,000 Irish students are currently studying in some of Europe’s premier universities. Photograph: iStock

A few short years ago, thousands of Irish school-leavers were applying for UK-based courses. These numbers have tumbled in more recent times. Higher c(...)

US president Donald Trump with Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg during a news conference at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Tom Brenner/The New York Times

It was already past midnight on Thursday when the news arrived in Norway: A day after meeting with Norway’s prime minister in Washington, President Do(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, in May  2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Ecuador has confirmed it has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Foreign affairs minister María Fernanda Espinosa confirmed the(...)

Belgium’s David Goffin of Belgium serves to Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis on day five of the 2018 Hopman Cup in Perth. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic is finally set to return to action next week after six months out with an elbow injury and will then decide whether to take part in the(...)

Gillian Ackland enjoying the snow in Calgary

As winter makes its presence felt in Ireland, we decided to ask our readers living in cooler climates what proper cold feels like. Dress appropriately(...)

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