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Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven (right) after being voted back in as prime minister in Stockholm on Friday. Photograph: Jessica Gow / TT via AP

Sweden’s parliament has voted to give the Social Democrat leader, Stefan Lofven, a second term in office at the head of a new centre-left minority gov(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has slapped down a proposal from the European Commission to abolish national vetoes on EU taxation policy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe wasted no time in rejecting the European Commission’s blueprint to end national vetoes on major tax issues and re(...)

Dr Deirdre Murray: “I am extremely lucky to be doing a job that I love, answering important questions about children’s health. What could be better?” Photograph: Darragh Kane

A lot of parents and babies take part in your studies in Cork. What have you been researching? “One of the great things about being a researcher in Ir(...)

The EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici, formally unveiled a blueprint on Tuesday for a transition to qualified majority voting (QMV) on EU taxation policy matters.

Brussels’ frustrated efforts to overhaul company taxation is damaging the European Union as a whole, senior officials said on Wednesday, as the Europe(...)

The three operational projects acquired by NTR  include a 69MW site in northern Sweden, a 10MW project in Sweden’s Medora Bay and a 15MW site in Finland.

NTR has acquired a 200MW wind portfolio in Sweden and Finland, with a total investment of €180 million. The projects include both operational pre-con(...)

People with red hair, including Aishling Griffiths (7) take a selfie to celebrate ‘Kiss a Ginger Day’ on the 10-year anniversary of this anti-bullying day, in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

When Canadian Derek Fogie first decided to hold a day in honour of red heads 10 years ago he wasn’t aware of the extent of the bullying many people wi(...)

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Ambassadors from several European countries – including Irish ambassador to the United States Dan Mulhall – have urged US Congress to support the rece(...)

From left or right: Tom O’ Donoghue, member of NET patient network, Mark McDonnell, chairman of NET , Andrea Martin, member of NET  and  Michael Fallon, member of NET

It was the type of cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011 and American soul singer Aretha Franklin in 2018. It’s the cancer that RTÉ (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. As gridlock gripped Dublin’s roads in the early years of the century, he bought a taxi licence and plate for his own car, allowing him to use bus lanes to sail past bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to his office at the airport every morning. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

In 2001, British Airways’ budget offshoot Go began flying from Dublin to Glasgow and Edinburgh. “It’s about time Irish travellers had the opportunity (...)

The European Union is failing to stem misuse of EU funds worth hundreds of millions of euros each year, and manages to recoup only about 15 per cent o(...)

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