Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said the Government is determined to work for a deal which helped keep the UK in the EU. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has warned of the great “uncertainty” that would be created by Britain exiting Europe. He(...)

A native of Kerry, Pat Carey (now 68) spent his earlier career as a school teacher, principal and community worker. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Pat Carey’s name was mentioned as the politician at the centre of allegations of abuse dating back more than a quarter of a century, the reaction(...)

European Union  data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. Photograph: European Parliament

A ruling by Europe’s top court invalidating certain data transfers to the US is a “signal from the EU” that citizens’ data must be respected, the Euro(...)

Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm who has declined to attend the banking inquiry in person. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged David Drumm to co-operate fully with the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Members of the inquiry will discuss next week whe(...)

Former president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet  delivering a speech to an invited audience on  Governance of the Eurozone: Past, Present and Future at an  event in Dublin organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs on April 30th, 2015.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The consequences of bailing in senior bondholders in Irish banks at the time of the financial crash in late 2008 could have “far outweighed the gains”(...)

David Cameron: has warned of the UK “sleepwalking towards the exit” and  bizarrely sees his referendum pledge as a way of regaining control. Photograph: Leon Neal/Reuters

The preoccupation and worry in Dublin with the outcome of the UK general election is unusual. They usually matter a bit. This time, a lot. A subtext (...)

Dr Fatima Hamroush spoke at the IIEA on Libya’s decent into civil war. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four years on, and Libya is a basket case. Four years ago this week a rising in second city Bengahazi set in train the overthrow of the brutal dictato(...)

Minister of state Michael Roth said Berlin is ready to take a leading role in the European Union’s future but won’t “stand alone”. Photograph:  Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s Europe minister Michael Roth has said the EU must put as much emphasis on social cohesion as on fiscal policy.In a speech in Dublin yester(...)

Jan Philipp Albrecht is the European parliamentary politician most closely identified with the politics of the digital era. At a time when data(...)

Ballot papers in The City West count centre during the fiscal treaty referendum count last year. Photograph: David Sleator

Free, free . . . a nation once again. Or that’s what we are told about the imminent lifting of the shackles of supervision from the troika. Even the T(...)

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