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The Berlaymont in Brussels. Photograph: iStock

The lure of a job in Brussels for Ireland’s younger graduate generation would seem to be waning. A generation gap has opened up in the ranks of Irish (...)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan at the count centre for the local and European elections. File photograph: Keith Heneghan

Significant changes in Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament are likely at next year’s elections as boundary changes, retirements and el(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s Sioux Nation could be set for a run at Newbury on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Curragh trainer Darren Bunyan is set to make a quick turnaround with his stable star Hit The Bid if ground conditions are suitable for the horse at Ne(...)

When MEPs meet up in Strasbourg next week the latest instalment of a bitter, legislative clash will play out over an important attempt to craft copyri(...)

Under the Motor Insurance Directive, the EU has proposed that electric bicycles of 25km/h – 250W, Segways and electric scooters would all now be required to have third-party insurance in Europe.

The European Commission wants all users of electric bikes to get third-party insurance as part of new proposals aimed at strengthening European Union (...)

The €12m pilot scheme, which is being funded by the European Commission, is to be expanded in the coming years and it is expected that €700 million will be allocated to the program from 2021. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Irish teenagers aged 18 on July 1st are being offered an opportunity to travel across Europe using a free Interrail ticket for a month during the summ(...)

 Lieut Cmdr Anthony Geraghty on board the LE William Butler Yeats in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Strong support for Ireland’s military engagement in humanitarian and peacekeeping operations was delivered at two separate events in Dublin. The Fine(...)

One of the most famous “accidental Americans” is UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson. Born in New York, he was required to pay tax on the profits of a sale of a UK property to the IRS some years ago – even though no such tax was liable under the UK regime.

Thousands of Irish people may be hit with US tax bills simply because they inherited US citizenship but have no economic links to the country. The si(...)

Sinn Féin’s electoral politics: under the Belfast Agreement the party could win every seat in the Dáil and still not circumvent the unionist veto. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Sinn Féin’s latest rise in the polls makes its participation in the next Irish government look like a mathematical inevitability. The emerging pattern(...)

Lansdowne’s Alan Peter Beirne scores a try. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork Constitution 12 Lansdowne 32 Three tries in the third quarter propelled Lansdowne to a long-awaited Ulster Bank Bateman Cup title - the club’s (...)

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