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Britain’s secretary of state for exiting the EU, David Davis: “I do not think it was in good faith to publish a document with frankly discourteous language.” Photograph: Steve Parsons

Brexit secretary David Davis questioned the good faith of European Union negotiators on Thursday after they published a document proposing sanctions a(...)

The European Union  announced plans to increase funding on  blockchain technology research  from €83 million to as much as €340 million by 2020

Spending on research projects on blockchain technologies by the European Union is to jump after it announced plans to increase funding from €83 millio(...)

The European Commission has stressed that the problems in the housing market must be offset by an acceleration of supply in the private and public sectors. Photograph: PA

The European Commission has warned that revenue-raising measures contained in Budget 2018 were biased towards “highly volatile, pro-cyclical and uncer(...)

Vested interests have succeeded in delaying the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill for two years and the legislation has only now reached the Dáil. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Alcohol can be a killer. Its malign effects are felt throughout society, in broken families, health problems, addiction and death. When it comes to do(...)

Scotland’s Brexit secretary Michael Russell:  did not expect “much clarity” from the British government on the final Brexit deal. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Britain’s exit from the European Union could lead to a loss of 8.5 per cent in GDP in Scotland within 12 years, or the equivalent of £2,300 per indivi(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: “The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. That means we are leaving the single market and the customs union.” Photograph: AFP

Leaving the European Union with no deal would reduce economic growth in Northern Ireland by 12 per cent over 15 years, according to a leaked British g(...)

Theresa May’s spokesman said she had not seen the details as reported by Sky. Photograph: Getty

The North’s economy will be 12 per cent smaller in the next 15 years if the UK leaves the European Union with no trade agreement, according to a leake(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire believes tax payments from tech giants  should be financing roads and schools. Photograph: Getty

The European Union must lead the way on taxing global technology companies by adopting legislation early next year that would ensure they pay billions(...)

The Government introduced several measures to remedy the shortage in its November budget.

The shortage of affordable housing across the State is to persist over the medium term and will remain “a key driver” of sustained house price growth(...)

This year, the EU commission estimates Irish GDP growth to moderate to 4.4 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The economy grew by 7.3 per cent last year, three times faster than the wider euro area, according to new EU Commission estimates. The surge, driven b(...)

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