European Banking Authority chairman José Manuel Campa (left) who was in Dublin yesterday with Brian Hayes, chief executive of the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland and Martin Merlin, European Commission bank, insurance and financial crime director for a conference on banking regulation. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The chairman of the European Banking Authority (EBA) has described as “unfortunate” a decision by the European Parliament’s economic affairs committee(...)

Gerry Cross currently serves as the Central Bank’s director of financial regulation - policy and risk

Top Central Bank official Gerry Cross has been rejected for a role that would have seen him become second in command of the European Banking Authority(...)

A pro-EU,  anti-Brexit protester in London: The willingness of EU leaders to circumvent MEPs’ involvement in the election of commission president Ursula von der Leyen has led to calls to give them more teeth. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

It’s an explicit recognition that the whole Brexit affair reflected a wide alienation of citizens across the EU. The EU must now find ways of bridging(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament: European Council president Charles Michel and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen are expected to sign the withdrawal agreement in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is set to become law on Thursday after both houses of parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Wednesday after(...)

Darragh O’Brien should easily hold his seat and is likely to top the poll again as he did in the 2016 general election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin Fingal (five seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Lab, 1 SF, 1 GP Voters in Dublin Fingal only went to the polls on November 29th, 2019, in the byel(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman and constituency TD Eoin Ó Broin (above) was credited with engineering the successful campaign which saw Mark Ward elected in the recent byelection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Mid-West (four seats) Current: 2 SF, 1 FF, 1 PBP Dublin Mid-West was one of four Dáil constituencies which held byelections last November, w(...)

International Energy Agency said failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions could threaten gas companies’ profitability

A new report backs claims that the Republic does not need to build a new plant that will allow imports of liquid natural gas (LNG) at Shannon, Mick Wa(...)

Green Party agriculture spokeswoman Pippa Hackett: “We have said all along this trade agreement was a bad idea, and this report confirms that to be the case.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The controversial Mercosur trade deal is incompatible with the EU’s commitment to carbon neutrality and “may undermine global efforts to avert runaway(...)

The photograph of the smashed window in his constituency office posted on Twitter by Senator Colm Burke. Photograph: Colm Burke/Twitter

Senator Colm Burke had a brick thrown through the window of his constituency office in Cork on Sunday evening, the politician has said. The Fine Gael(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney,  Paschal Donohoe and Heather Humphreys at the headquarters of Combilift Ireland on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Leo Varadkar is parading his elite team of Presentables around the country, holding them up to be universally admired and then putting on the frighten(...)

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