Summer holidays: the Seychelles and Maldives want to welcome tourists back. Source photograph: Romolo Tavani/iStock/Getty

Did I hear that foreign holidays are on the horizon? Where’s my passport? Steady on. You’re still not allowed to leave your county, never mind your co(...)

Taking a defamation action has been compared to ‘a lottery payout’ by Newsbrands Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Failure to reform Irish defamation law, despite “long-standing promises” by successive Irish governments to review the Defamation Act 2009, present “s(...)

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Airlines could check new European Union Covid certificates before allowing onboard passengers going on summer holidays, a senior official said on Tues(...)

European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders is to raise the concerns in a virtual meeting with the Oireachtas European Affairs committee on Tuesday.  Photograph: Virginia Mayo/ AFP/via Getty Images

Ireland’s defamation laws should be reviewed as they may suppress the ability of the media to expose corruption, the European Commissioner for Justice(...)

EU commissioner for justice Didier Reynders: Rules around international travel should cohere with any restrictions on movement within countries, he said. Photograph: John Thys/EPA/pool

All travellers leaving Ireland for other EU states should have a negative Covid-19 test before departure, and go into quarantine on arrival as well, u(...)

Lorries parked on the runway at Manston airport, waiting to cross the English Channel. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

France will reopen its borders to passengers from England on Wednesday, as the European Commission called on EU member states to lift travel restricti(...)

Arrivals gate at Dublin Airport last week: All those arriving from green regions in the EU will be exempt from any travel restrictions such as quarantine or testing requirements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government is to decide in the next week whether to ditch quarantine requirements for travellers who enter the country for essential work or famil(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban:  The European Commission is seeking to bring Hungary to book for repeated breaches of EU legal standards. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

‘The conditions introduced by Hungary to enable foreign higher education institutions to carry out their activities in its territory are incompatible (...)

The social network giant said it sought a judicial review of the Data Protection Commission’s preliminary decision. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Facebook sought to derail proposals by the Irish data protection watchdog that the tech giant warns could curb transfers of vast amounts of commercial(...)

The more common approach in the EU is to allow movement inside the bloc as a rule, while imposing additional restrictions on specific regions or countries that are identified as high risk. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The European Commission has urged member states to align their coronavirus rules to prevent a confusing mess of different systems unnecessarily hinder(...)

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