European Council president Donald Tusk  with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: backstop agreement is major stumbling block.

For a moment last weekend, hearts were suddenly aflutter that – out of nowhere – a deal to secure the United Kingdom’s orderly exit from the European (...)

Both the European Commission and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have warned planes could be grounded.

More than one third of all Irish air traffic could be grounded in the event the UK exits the EU without a deal in March, new figures from the umbrella(...)

Victims of the hepatitis C blood contamination scandal and Magdalene Laundry survivors will not pay tax on their compensation payments under previously unannounced measures in the Finance Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Victims of the hepatitis C blood contamination scandal and Magdalene Laundry survivors will not pay tax on their compensation payments under previousl(...)

Photograph: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

The European Commission has dropped its legal action against Ireland over the recovery of what it deemed illegal State aid of €13 billion to Apple. (...)

“Enough of talking. Enough words. Enough excuses!” Mr Le Maire said in an interview with Public Senat TV. Photograph: Reuters

Europe has talked long enough about whether to make internet giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook pay more taxes and it is time for a decision, F(...)

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and British prime minister Theresa May during a bilateral meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Taoiseach Government/PA Wire

Theresa May has failed to persuade European Union leaders that Brexit negotiations have made enough progress to justify calling a summit next month to(...)

 Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May during a bilateral meeting in Brussels yesterday.  Photograph: PA

British prime minister Theresa May has asked European Union leaders to help her find a creative way out of the impasse in Brexit negotiations surround(...)

Trains arriving at Gare de l’Est railway station in Paris. File photograph: Reuters

Irish teenagers will have the opportunity to apply for a further round of free European Inter Rail tickets next month. The European Commission has s(...)

Ryanair launched a bid to buy Aer Lingus in 2006. It did not succeed. Photograph: EPA

Ryanair’s attempt to recoup €777,700 in VAT incurred for professional services connected with its unsuccessful takeover of Aer Lingus in 2006 has won (...)

New Google Pixel 3 smartphones are displayed in New York. Google’s Play Store is currently considered an essential part of Android. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

Smartphone and tablet-makers wanting to sell Android devices in the EU with access to the Google Play Store will have to pay a licence fee, Google has(...)

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