Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is held aloft after being re-elected. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The growth of Sinn Féin’s electoral power has transformed it into party that “will define mainstream politics in Ireland from now on,” a leading poli(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (left) said Ireland had rejected the policies of Fine Gael Minister for Finance.

Ireland has rejected Fine Gael and Labour’s “dead-end policies” and Michael Noonan’s “cynical” pledge to renegotiate cuts to Ireland’s banking debt, f(...)

New bailout measures include further pension cuts, more value-added tax increases and a “solidarity” tax on incomes. Photograph: EPA

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has said he is resigning and calling an early election. Mr Tsipras’s departure will pave the way for early (...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Euro zone leaders have piled pressure on Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras to adopt loan preconditions and austerity measures to keep Greece in the (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at his office in Athens on Tuesday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek politicians reacted angrily on Tuesday to concessions Athens offered in debt talks and parliament’s deputy speaker warned the proposals might b(...)

Anti-austerity Syriza supporters celebrate  in Athens as the party  heads for a clear victory in Greece’s election. Photograph:  LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

Greece‘s leftwing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sunday‘s snap election and could win the absolute majority it want(...)

A Greek orthodox priest in front of a pre-election kiosk of the radical left Syriza party in Athens. Greeks will vote on their next government on January 25th. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

European Parliament vice-president Dimitris Papadimoulis has moved to calm fears among EU leaders at the prospect of the anti-austerity leftist Syriza(...)

 A projection shows an estimation of seats in the European parliament on giant screen at EU parliament during elections evening in Brussels this evening.  Photograph: EPA

Exit polls show a surge in support for far right Eurosceptics in European Parliament elections. After four days of voting by an electorate with more t(...)