Taoiseach Micheál Martin  speaks with French president Emmanuel Macron  in Brussels in December. File photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland must be open to the idea of treaty change in the EU, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said, a step that would require a referendum. Mr Martin sai(...)

Former US treasury secretary Larry Summers.

Former US treasury secretary Larry Summers said there has been “an excessive attraction” by US multinational companies to locate in Ireland to avail o(...)

Mairéad McGuinness, the European commissioner for financial stability and financial services. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mairéad McGuinness, European commissioner for financial stability and financial services, has suggested tougher regulations may be needed to force ban(...)

24/02/2021 - NEWS - Michael McGrath Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform photographed for a Martin Wall interview.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Government spending on Covid-related measures is expected to hit €28 billion by the end of this year, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform M(...)

Member of the Defence Forces train in the Glen of Imaal in Co Wicklow.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The crisis in Ireland’s defence forces raises questions about the State’s ability to pursue its policy goals while on the UN Security Council, accordi(...)

Judit Varga, Hungarian Minister of Justice. File Photograph: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Hungary and Poland are being subjected to “political blackmailing” by the EU under the cover of arguments about the rule of law, the Hungarian ministe(...)

The principle that any funds raised by charging be used only for water such as investment in infrastructure and maintenance must apply, seminar told. Photograph: iStick

Water is such a critical resource for both human populations across Planet Earth and for nature that users have to pay for it, according to Loïc Fauch(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/File

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney hopes to travel to Moscow and Tehran as part of the State’s membership of the UN Security Council to press (...)

 US president Joe Biden speaking after being sworn in as the 46th president of the US during his inauguration in Washington, DC,  on January 20th. Photograph: EPA/Jonathan Ernst

The ascendance to the White House this week of Joe Biden brought to an end four years of turbulence under his predecessor Donald Trump. The new US pre(...)

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the reality of Brexit required the management of very “damaging developments”.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he and British prime minister Boris Johnson are determined to put in new arrangements this year that will “renew and(...)

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