Brid Smith pictured during a press briefing in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has claimed there is “an argument” opening up in the Green Party about whether or not it should enter into a coalit(...)

A European Union flag flutters outside the Athens stock exchange

Talks between Greece and its international creditors on a third bailout began in Athens on Monday but the lenders want to see more reforms turned into(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (C,  delivers his speech during the plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Greece has submitted an application for a third bailout, saying it will begin implementing tax and pension reforms if Europe provides the funding. New(...)