Only days after Europe’s centre-right suffered a substantial electoral reverse in Germany, capping the retirement of Angela Merkel, the European Peopl(...)

Boris Johnson bumps elbows with Angela Merkel. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA/Bloomberg

When Angela Merkel made her farewell visit to Britain this month, Boris Johnson pulled out all the stops in the diplomatic organ, laying on a visit to(...)

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Europe’s flagship data protection laws are already out of date and must be heavily revised for a post-pandemic world, said a member of the European pa(...)

Paschal Donohoe and Nadia Calviño (right), pictured with European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici, are both seen as strong contenders to lead the eurogroup following the resignation of Portugal’s Mário Centeno. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is likely to be a candidate to head the group of Eurozone finance ministers but only if a new government is forme(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy did not participate in Dáil votes on more than a third of the sitting and voting days he fobbed in electronically in Leinster House during 2018 and 2019.  File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy did not participate in Dáil votes on more than a third of the sitting and voting days he fobbed in electronically in L(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured on the RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane Show with Brendan O’Connor. Photograph: Andres Poveda/RTÉ

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said an independent person may be appointed to investigated Dara Murphy’s Dáil attendance record and expenses. Speaking on(...)

The revelation that Cork North Central TD Dara Murphy has claimed his full parliamentary and travel allowances of €4,300 per month for the past two years, despite spending most of his time in Brussels, raises serious issues for the TD and also for the way the Dail operates. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The revelation that Cork North-Central TD Dara Murphy has claimed his full parliamentary and travel allowances of €4,300 a month for the past two year(...)

Dara Murphy is stepping down as a TD with Fine Gael to take up a job in the cabinet of EU commissioner Mariya Gabriel. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was a devastating Wednesday in the Dáil as TDs came to terms with the shock news that they would no longer hear the familiar voice of Dara Murphy e(...)

Ursula von der Leyen promises much more intensive dialogue with MEPs. Photograph: Getty

“It’s going to be a close call.” Ursula von der Leyen has no illusions about Tuesday’s vote in the European Parliament. The last 12 days has propelle(...)

German defence minister  Ursula von der Leyen, who has been nominated to be the next European Commission president, with Manfred Weber, who was a candidate for the job,  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Frederick FlorinAFP/Getty Images

The centre-right candidate who was thwarted in his bid to become European Commission president has denounced French president Emmanuel Macron for “dam(...)

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