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Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore speaking yesterday at the new Mac theatre in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Government, as part of its presidency of the European Union, is pressing for agreement on a €150 million additional peace package for North(...)

Big data and how it’s processed is a fairly new field. A recent survey by IDC, a market intelligence firm, estimates that 1 per cent of the wor(...)

Protesters burn an effigy depicting the fate of  Greek workers at a rally in Athens yesterday  against the government’s plan to fire thousands of public sector workers as part of its austerity reform programme. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

Greece’s parliament has approved an emergency Bill to pave the way for thousands of public sector layoffs and clear the way for €8.8 billion (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, have urged European leaders to fulfil their pledge  to break the link between bank and sovereign debt. Photograph: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

urged European leaders to fulfil their pledge last June to break the link between bank and sovereign debt. After talks last evenin(...)

Speakers at the enterprise conference in Dublin Castle include Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The role of small- and medium-sized enterprises in Europe will be discussed at a meeting of MPs and MEPs in Dublin this morning. The par(...)

Progressive Party chairman Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson (left) and Independence leader Party Bjarni Benediktsson. A coalition government formed by the two parties is the most likely outcome of Saturday’s election in Iceland, according to political science professor Olafur Hardarson. Photograph: AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti

Iceland’s centre-right parties yesterday began talks to form a new government, promising to end years of austerity and provide debt relief to h(...)

Protesters at the anti-austerity march in Dublin in February organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some Irish politicians seem to be buying the hype that Ireland is Europe’s success story, suggesting that the country ease off on austerity giv(...)

A billboard for Ukip in the 2009 European Parliament elections.  “The growing English nationalism affecting the Conservatives and the buoyant Eurosceptic Ukip competing with it are defined against Europe.” Photograph:   Oli Scarff/Getty Images

George Osborne was let off the hook on Thursday by figures showing the UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of this year. Had t(...)

Serbia’s prime minister Ivica Dacic walks past Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci (left) during a meeting in Brussels recently. Photograph: Yves Logghe/Pool/Reuters

Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic has urged his country to accept that Kosovo now runs its own affairs and to work towards a future in the Eur(...)

 Four EU member states have written to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter requesting that the free movement of workers within the European Union be discussed at a June meeting. Photograph: Eric Luke

Four EU member states have written to Minister for Justice and Home Affairs Alan Shatter requesting that the free movement of workers within th(...)

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