European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic (centre) arrives at London St Pancras station on Monday. Photograph: Tolga Akmem /AFP

The European Union has agreed to intensify talks on a post-Brexit free trade agreement on the basis of legal texts, a stated British condition for for(...)

 Britain’s chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks during an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in London. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/AFP via Getty Images

British and European Union chief Brexit negotiators David Frost and Michel Barnier will speak by phone on Monday to discuss the structure of negotiati(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Pool/AFP via Getty

It will take until 2063 at the current rate of progress to achieve parity between male and female representation in the Dáil, the Citizens’ Assembly h(...)

Dr Catherine Day, chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly, says there is a feeling from the assembly  that gender equality is going backwards, not forwards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The #MeToo and Waking the Feminists movements demonstrate how far women are from achieving gender equality, Dr Catherine Day has said. Dr Day, chairw(...)

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and French prime minister Jean Castex  meet members of Civil Protection who organized the Covid-19 test centre at the 4th district City Hall in Paris. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

Health authorities have warned that hospitals are at risk of being overrun across Europe as countries see record rises in coronavirus infections and i(...)

ComReg said reducing WACC rates should lead to futher investment in networks

The communications regulator has confirmed plans to cut the wholesale rate that Eir receives from other telcos for using its network to deliver servic(...)

Passengers at the Terminal 1 departures check-in area in Dublin airport last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last month the European Commission put forward an ambitious plan aimed to allow free movement between the 27 countries of the European Union, even in (...)

The Commission endorsed use of agricultural wastes in anaerobic digesters to generate biomethane. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

The European Union is considering binding standards for natural gas to limit emissions of methane, the second-largest contributor to global warming af(...)

Arrivals gate at Dublin Airport last week: All those arriving from green regions in the EU will be exempt from any travel restrictions such as quarantine or testing requirements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government is to decide in the next week whether to ditch quarantine requirements for travellers who enter the country for essential work or famil(...)

Bank of Ireland shares fell 4.5 per cent to €1.82. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

European stocks fell on Tuesday, with banks standing out as a weak spot, amid fresh fears over the timeline to a Covid-19 vaccine, uncertainties over (...)

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