The European Union is hoping to require digital businesses to pay tax on profits generated in states where they have a significant digital presence, even if they are not physically located there. Photograph: iStock

Ireland could lose up to €160 million in tax revenue if EU proposals for taxation of the digital economy are approved, an Oireachtas committee heard o(...)

 Peers voted by 335 votes to 244 in favour of an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill despite government warnings that the vote would put Britain at a disadvantage in negotiations with the EU. File photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has suffered a major defeat on Brexit in the House of Lords, which voted to allow parliament to reject a withdrawal agreement(...)

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Tech giants including Google, Apple and Amazon will for the first time face rules governing their commercial relations with smaller businesses under a(...)

A European Parliament resolution on civil-law rules of robotics is based on “a superficial understanding” of the unpredictability and self-learning capacities of  robots, experts have said.

In February 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on civil-law rules of robotics. As part of this, there is a proposal to create a specia(...)

 European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt: “It remains a priority . . . to ensure that citizens, whether UK citizens in the EU or EU citizens in the UK, can continue to lead their lives as they do now.” Photograph: Patrick Seeger

The mistreatment of the Windrush generation by the British authorities is “raising anxieties” among EU citizens hoping to settle in the UK, a group of(...)

Irish patients are being denied access to nine drugs that are widely available across Europe, largely on cost grounds.

Irish patients are being denied access to nine drugs that are widely available across Europe, largely on cost grounds. The drugs - most of them cancer(...)

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan speaks to media in September at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s four years since AIB’s then chairman, David Hodgkinson, made a failed attempt to persuade the minister for finance of the day, Michael Noonan, to(...)

Pro-Russian rebels  preparing  a tank near  Luhansk, Ukraine, for a  “victory day” parade on May 9th to mark   the 73nd anniversary of the then Soviet Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany. Photograph:  EPA/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine’s ecology minister has warned of the danger of a “second Chernobyl” if Russian-led separatists pursue plans to flood a coal mine where a small(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly has called for the ‘eradication of single use plastics particularly in supermarkets and the imposition of penalties for failure to comply’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Citizens’ Assembly has submitted a series of extra recommendations to the Government on tackling climate change, including a call for more rigorou(...)

A woman takes pictures of Humanoid “Sophia The Robot” of Hanson Robotics  at the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

“Well, if droids could think, there’d be none of us here, would there?” - Obi-Wan Kenobi Fully autonomous robots with humanlike capabilities might ye(...)

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