MEPs vote on the future composition of the European Parliament after Brexit in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

With European Parliament elections just over a year away, MEPs have been in pre-election mode this week in Strasbourg preparing the ground for a UK-le(...)

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos. Photograph: Angel Diaz/EPA

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe remains optimistic about Central Bank Governor, Philip Lane’s chance of landing the European Central Bank (EC(...)

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Whether it is Adele castigating Donald Trump during his presidential campaign or Radiohead’s Thom Yorke saying he would sue David Cameron, musicians b(...)

Séamus Pattison during a sitting of the Dáil in 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Former Labour TD and Ceann Comhairle Séamus Pattison has died at the age of 81. Mr Pattison was a TD for Carlow-Kilkenny for 46 years until 2007 and (...)

“I don’t think Ireland is a pro-EU country,” Nigel  Farage told the Irexit: Free to Prosper conference, organised by the Ukip-led Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy grouping in the EU parliament. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Leading Brexit supporter Nigel Farage, the former UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader, had said there is “a gap in the political market” in Ireland fo(...)

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 (...)

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