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President Michael D Higgins and European Parliament president Martin Schulz addressing journalists during a press briefing at the European Parliament in Strasbourg last month.

ARTHUR BEESLEY Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore said President Michael D Higgins’ remarks on European policy in a forthright interview in today’s(...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finanace. Photograph: Alan Betson

Given how feeble the Oireachtas is at checking and balancing ministerial actions, it is a wonder that governments over the decades have not vee(...)

Climate change is a worthy issue which most of us feel we should be deeply concerned about - but not just yet. In the cosy Western World,(...)

Minister for the Environmen Phil Hogan said the EU needed to make a decision on carbon targets soon, as certainty was needed by governments, utilities and business. Photograph: Eric Luke

The first serious effort to reach formal political agreement on how to achieve ambitious and potentially divisive 2030 carbon (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary said that any plan to start a transatlantic service is four to five years away. Speaking to repor(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney: said the Governmnet is committed to marine safety

The investment of €1.6 million in a new state-of-the-art station for the Irish Coastguard in Crosshaven is a reflection of the Government’s commitm(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressed the  conference on climate change and global hunger in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

President Michael D Higgins today said global hunger represents the grossest of human rights violations and the greatest ethical challenge fac(...)

Jeroen Dijsselbloem: president of the eurogroup, in his alma mater UCC yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Standing in the 19th-century Aula Maxima hall in University College Cork, Jeroen Dijsselbloem is in reminiscent mode. “This wonderful hall I’ve(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The United States was concerned in 1973 that Ireland could become “one of the more difficult” members of the European Community for it to deal (...)

How do you encourage the next great invention? Many believe it would be achieved by introducing a tax credit for research and development. As t(...)

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