Irish-based funds and banks were used by a group of hedge funds to carry out a financial fraud scheme

Revelations that Ireland facilitated a financial fraud scheme that siphoned billions of euros from other European countries’ tax authorities was a fur(...)

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks to the media after a meeting with  President Alexander Van der Bellen at Hofburg Palace in Vienna on Thursday. Photograph: Herbert Neubauer/APA/AFP via Getty Images

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz battled on Thursday to save his job as his junior coalition partner, the Greens, cast doubt on his ability to stay (...)

 Social Democrats TD Gary  Gannon confirmed he would no longer be seeking a position on the board of the homeless charity. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Social Democrats TD Gary Gannon has withdrawn his nomination for a position on the board of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), along with two other i(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at the Fianna Fáil think-in  in Co Cavan. Photograph: Conor McCabe/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil TDs who fail to vote confidence in Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will face a six-month suspension from the parliamentary part(...)

Co-leaders of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall TD (left) and Catherine Murphy TD. File photograph: Paul Sharp/SharpPix

A group of party activists in the Social Democrats, including two councillors, has called for a leadership election to be held. In a letter to the pa(...)

Annalena Baerbock, the German Green Party’s candidate for chancellor in September’s federal elections, speaks on Sunday at the party’s virtual congress. Photograph: Steffi Loos/EPA

Germany’s Green Party adopted an election manifesto on Sunday that vowed to transform the country’s economy and fast-track its transition to carbon ne(...)

Tusla referred 532 cases of suspected sexual abuse to the Garda in 2017, which increased to 741 in 2018, and to 912 in 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of cases of suspected child sexual abuse referred to the Garda by Tusla, the child and family agency, has increased significantly in recent(...)

File photo. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Tusla, the child and family agency, failed to refer 365 cases of suspected child abuse in the Kerry area to Garda for investigation, an internal revie(...)

Zoran Zaev, leader of North Macedonia’s  ruling SDSM party,  celebrates victory during general elections in Skopje on Thursday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP via Getty Images

North Macedonia’s Social Democrats have said their parliamentary election win keeps the country on track for eventual EU membership, but the party fac(...)

Howth Harbour and village. Developer Tetrarch said there was a lack of lands zoned for residential development in Howth.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish investment group Tetrarch has begun lobbying Fingal County Council to rezone land by Howth Castle for a housing development, claiming the site i(...)

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