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Barbara Nolan, head of the European Commission’s representation in Ireland, said it was actively supporting efforts to encourage more Irish women to become active in politics. Photograph: David Sleator.

Women for Election, a non-partisan group promoting gender equality in politics, brought i(...)

Catherine Day, secretary general of the European Commission, at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The expected rise in support for eurosceptics and parties from the extreme left and right will make May’s European elections uncomfortable for mainstr(...)

David O’Sullivan: considered to  be one of the EU’s most senior civil servants

Irishman David O’Sullivan is set to be appointed the next EU ambassador to Washington. Mr O’Sullivan (60), the top official at the EU’s foreign(...)

 Independent technical group TDs Richard Boyd Barrett, Shane Ross, Catherine Murphy, Mattie McGrath, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace after their meeting with Troika representatives at the Department of Finance in Dublin  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A ngela Merkel summed up her approach to bailouts as “a sensible mix of self-exertion and solidarity”.For the troika, this was standard operatin(...)

Declan Kelleher  (centre) has been named as the new Irish Ambassador to the EU. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

September is traditionally a time of change as thoughts turn to new possibilities for the term ahead. Brussels has seen more than the usual level of c(...)

EU environment commissioner Janez Potocnik: “One of the problems we’ve had is trying for too long to defend the undefendable.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The world will not be able to feed an extra 2 billion people by 2050 if it continues to “throw away 30 to 50 per cent of the food we produce”, (...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton: “very concerned” at the low number of applications for EU jobs

Irish nationals have held the top civil service post in the EU since 2000 giving successive governments unprecedented access to the main(...)

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