Aviation bodies backed by Ryanair, Aer Lingus and  DAA said the deal was ‘a failure’ as it fell short of recommending that testing replace quarantines while allowing member states to refuse travellers entry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Airlines branded EU efforts to end conflicting Covid-19 travel restrictions a failure that threatened millions of jobs in the bloc. The Council of Mi(...)

 Dublin Aerospace chief executive Conor McCarthy at the company’s  maintenance facility in Dublin Airport. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Just days after announcing that it was hiring 29 apprentices, aircraft maintenance specialist Dublin Aerospace confirmed that it was opening its first(...)

Irish visitors to the four countries face considerable restrictions when they arrive. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz / AFP

There are just four countries on the new travel green list issued this week and none of them are popular destinations for Irish travellers. Only Cyp(...)

Groups representing Irish and EU aviation and tourism – including Ryanair and Aer Lingus – have called for the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to introduce an EU-wide testing protocol to avoid quarantines and reopen borders. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz / AFP

Travel to and from Ireland remains shrouded in a fog of unprecedented uncertainty. With the list of countries Irish people can visit without restricti(...)

The precise details of the EU traffic-light system will be agreed  at an EU Council of Ministers meeting on October 15th. Photograph: Getty Images

Can I go on a holidays outside of Ireland now? Well, we’d not be stuffing our suitcase full of shorts and T-shirts and buying the sun cream just yet (...)

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland plans to write to every member of the new Dáil and Seanad to highlight the risk of anti-Semitism. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The  Irish Times

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland plans to write to every member of the new Dáil and Seanad to highlight the risk of anti-Semitism in publi(...)

No surprises: EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

The UK will have to remain automatically in lockstep with any future changes to EU state aid and competition rules if it wants full and free access to(...)

The flags of St George, the flag of Scotland and the union flag fly high. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

One of many issues receiving little attention in the UK general election campaign is its implications for the future of the union and its constitution(...)

 Emily O’Reilly’s first term has seen a shift in her office’s main preoccupations with individual citizens’ complaints to a focus on raising accountability standards in the EU institutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emily O’Reilly is on the campaign trail. Her bid for re-election for a second term by MEPs as Europe’s Ombudsman later this month saw her speaking in (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney speaking during a business conference at Longchamp racecourse in Paris last week. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has played down suggestions in the British media the UK government is hoping to agree a last minute Brexit deal at a European C(...)

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