Luis de Guindos, Spain’s finance minister, arrives for a Eurogroup meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium last month.   Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos, the longtime frontrunner to become the next vice president of the European Central Bank, is facing some resi(...)

As Amazon currently scouts the United States in search of a location for its new HQ2 city mayors from several major cities have been using their best chat-up lines to woo the retail giant. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images

I always found it hard to watch British comedy series The Office. Its intense reliance on cringe comedic value made me feel the same way others do abo(...)

Paschal Donohoe declined to say who might succeed Prof Lane in the event of his moving to the ECB. Photograph: Collins

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has pledged to throw the “full weight” of Ireland’s diplomatic services to secure the European Central Bank vice-pres(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May:  a confidence vote may be looming. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The European Union’s proposals for a transitional period after Brexit contained few surprises and Britain’s official response was moderate and predict(...)

New Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila in the parliament in Bucharest on Monday. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romania has its first female prime minister after deputies approved a new government led by Viorica Dancila, but she will face close EU scrutiny and (...)

France’s president  Emmanuel Macron used the world’s biggest stage to press the case for EU tax harmonisation, singling out Ireland as a country that woos overseas firms through an ultra-competitive tax regime. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Europe, for so long the sick man at the annual global elite gathering at Davos, has finally got its mojo back. On the eve of the four-day conference (...)

Colm Keaveney:  he was  a somewhat nervous speaker in the Dáil

In the spring of 2016, Colm Keaveney’s options were running out.The Galway East TD lost his seat in the February 2016 general election, and was out of(...)

In 2014, as evidence mounted about the harmful effects of diesel exhaust on human health, scientists in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, laboratory conduct(...)

Micheál Martin has proposed that even after the UK quits the European Union that Northern Ireland should continue to have representation in the European Parliament. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has proposed that even after the UK quits the European Union that Northern Ireland should continue to have repre(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar debates  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. File photograph: AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias

The State is set for a Brexit bonus of sorts after MEPs on Tuesday backed proposals to allocate two of the seats to be vacated by the UK in the Europe(...)

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