Google’s European headquarters in Dublin: a House of Commons committee accused companies such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon of “immoral” use of secretive jurisdictions, royalty arrangements and complex company structures to avoid paying tax in Britain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When European finance ministers gather this week in Brussels, discussion won’t purely focus on Europe’s response to the latest phase of the fin(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said there was “absolutely no dissent” between Berlin and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso on austerity measures. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Asparagus was on the menu in Berlin when European Council president Herman Van Rompuy met Chancellor Angela Merkel for dinner last night. The t(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan TD yesterday chaired an informal meeting of EU Environment Ministers at Dublin Castle as part of the Irish Presidency of the EU. He is pictured with Netherlands Minister for the Environment Wilma Mansveld. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien.

Sitting in a restaurant, before travelling to another busy day of meetings in Luxembourg yesterday, Minister of State for European Affairs Luci(...)

Andrew Kearney’s Skylum claims to embody the ‘innovative and developed technology of contemporary Ireland’

It would be difficult to think of a building more hostile to art. The Justus Lipsius is the headquarters of the Council of the European Union a(...)

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy defends the discursive nature of the summit pointing out that solutions to the issues are not “not black and white”. Photograph: Eric Vidal (Reuters)

It was not a “crisis meeting,” as Enda Kenny said before it got going. Eu rope right now is enjoying a period of relative calm in(...)

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