Surface-to-air missile defences light up the sky over Damascus during  US-led air strikes on Syria. Photograph: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

The EU’s unequivocal support for Saturday’s missile strikes on Syria is likely to be somewhat muted on Monday when foreign ministers meet in Luxembour(...)

IFA president Joe Healy. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association president has called for the establishment of an independent retail regulator to help protect vulnerable producers in t(...)

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, after his Fidesz party’s victory in the parliamentary elections in Budapest last weekend. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A European Parliament draft report has urged the EU to launch action that could suspend Hungary’s voting rights in the bloc, due to the threat to dem(...)

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Small-scale suppliers of perishable goods who face difficulty getting prompt payment from supermarkets and big food production companies are set to ge(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal involving Bank of Ireland and other banks highlighted the lack of class action remedies, but this may be corrected by new proposals from the European Commission.

Irish consumers will win the right to bring class actions against companies under new proposals from the European Commission. National consumer autho(...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán celebrates on a podium on the bank of the Danube River after winning the parliamentary election with members of his Fidesz party on Sunday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Viktor Orban’s landslide election win, a victory built on xenophobia, intolerance and preposterous conspiracy theories, underlines the alarming author(...)

A full-page newspaper advertisment, taken out by Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman  of Facebook, to apologise for the data privacy scandal. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s data protection commissioner says around 2,000 internet connections in Europe are linked to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data scandal in(...)

The talks which began last June, widely described as “phase one” or the “divorce settlement”, concerned only the political underpinnings of the Withdrawal Agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

The agreement at the Brussels summit last week to approve guidelines for the next phase of negotiations on Brexit marks an important milestone in the (...)

First images of the spectacular deep-waters corals found on the “Theresa” carbonate mound in the Porcupine Seabight, southwest of Ireland. Images: Southampton Oceanographic Centre

Ireland’s deep-water coral reefs may be changing far more rapidly than previously thought, according to new research by University College Cork (UCC) (...)

US president Donald Trump holds up a signed presidential memorandum targeting China’s economic aggression in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Fears of a global trade war have intensified as US president Donald Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, doubling-down on the p(...)

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