The main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming averaged 400.03 parts per million at a monitoring station on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano yesterday. Image NOAA

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time since measurements began, breaching a (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore with European Parliament president Martin Schulz in Brussels earlier this week. Photograph: Yves Logghe/AP

Last Monday evening in Brussels, after the daily grind of activity in the European Commission’s Berlaymont building had drawn to a close, one l(...)

Garret FitzGerald helped make Ireland a “psychological insider” within the European Union. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Europe Day was marked yesterday with the inaugural Garret FitzGerald Memorial Lecture, when the former taoiseach was praised for making his gre(...)

President Michael D Higgins was saying the current ethos of the EU project, founded on the idea that markets know best, irrespective of the social cost, is an abomination.  Photograph: Frank Miller

There was nothing Michael D Higgins said to the European Parliament or in his interview with the Financial Times (...)

The European Parliament in Brussels: Ireland’s 12 MEPs had on average an 83 per cent attendance rate at European Parliament plenary sessions, a drop of 2 per cent from 2011, which places Ireland 19th out of the 27 EU countries, a report by the European Movement Ireland shows.

Irish MEPs attended the European Parliament on average less last year than they did in 2011, made far fewer speeches and submi(...)

The European Commission has has sent Ireland a second reasoned opinion asking it to fully implement a directive concerning common rules for the(...)

The intervention by Taoiseach Enda Knny is an indication of the gravity of the budget situation, with European Parliament sources suggesting a second vote by MEPs might not take place until after the Irish presidency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore fly to Brussels today for talks with the head of the European Commission and E(...)

The Irish public perception of Europe has been seriously challenged in recent times. Set against the backdrop of the economic malaise that has (...)

The Ukip threat
  • UK
  • May 5, 2013, 15:26

The spectacular success of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) in capturing almost a quarter of the votes in last Thursday’s local ele(...)

President Michael D Higgins has insisted he enjoys a good working relationship with the Government. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has dismissed any suggestion of conflict between himself and the Government over an interview he gave last week in (...)

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