President Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Ireland’s corporate tax regime was the unlikely focus of “fake news” allegations this week after US president Donald Trump claimed Ireland was reducin(...)

BMW headquarters in Munich. Photograph: iStock

BMW said it was raided by European Union antitrust watchdogs this week as the EU intensified a probe into the German car industry following reports th(...)

A man tries out TUI’s  “Destination U” prototype, a facial coding pod, developed by Realeyes, which uses emotional measurement technology to guide holidaymakers when selecting a travel destination. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA

Image of the week: See this face The advertising world loves a spot of neuromarketing, so the only surprising thing about this “Destination U” protot(...)

The humble household stove could be responsible for serious levels of air pollution in Ireland, depending on what fuels are going into it. File photograph: Getty Images

There should be no cause for complacency in Europe or Ireland over the findings of the Lancet medical journal’s major study of the global health impac(...)

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese investigative journalist who was killed in a car bombing. Photograph: The Malta Independent

The journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (54) died when the car she was driving exploded in Bidnija, a hamlet in north-central Malta on October 16th. Her(...)

The study commissioned by Airlines for Europe (A4E), whose members include Ryanair and Aer Lingus, claims that airports average earnings margins are 46 per cent, indicating “extraordinary levels” of profitability.

Europe’s airports are overcharging passengers and abusing market power, a new study commissioned by the continent’s biggest airlines claims. The stu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  “We are going to have to build up new alliances.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Europe without Britain could potentially be a difficult place for Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Speaking on BBC’s Spotlight programme (...)

Forensic experts walk near the remains of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta.  Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The son of the investigative journalist killed in a car bombing on Monday has said his mother was killed because she stood up for the rule of law in M(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker embraces British prime minister Theresa May after a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

British prime minister Theresa May’s attempt to unblock stalled Brexit talks by travelling to Brussels to see European Commission president Jean-Claud(...)

Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Former Bank of England chief Mervyn King has attacked the UK government’s handling of Brexit negotiations, warning it may already be too late to put i(...)