John Dalli

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 European commissioner for financial stability, financial services and the capital markets union Mairead McGuinness:  “What has been very difficult for us to understand at the European level is how a country like Great Britain would resile from an international agreement, and do it without any blushes.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s one year since Mairead McGuinness became the newest member of the European Commission, replacing her Fine Gael colleague Phil Hogan as Ireland’s (...)

Is Phil Hogan, Ireland’s EU commissioner, and a central figure in both Brexit and global trade talks,  a public official “too big to fail”? File photograph: Olivier Matthys/Bloomberg

The 2008 financial crisis introduced the idea of banks “too big to fail”. No matter how irresponsible or the degree of insolvency, it was argued that (...)


The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly said ‘public health demands the highest standard’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has strongly criticised the European Commission’s refusal to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transp(...)

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly’s report in October accused the commission of breaching its obligations under the World Health Organisation disclosure rules.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish Cancer Society has called on the European Commission to be more transparent about its contacts with the tobacco industry in the wake of an i(...)

Emily O’Reilly: How many more lives might be saved or public health further safeguarded if the tobacco directive had been even stricter, if clever lobbyists hadn’t been able to nibble around its edges? Photograph: Bartlomiej Zborowski/EPA

Lobbyists do a very straightforward job. They try to influence legislators to do things, or not to do things, that affect the bottom line of the peopl(...)

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly said the European Commission must be a role model for other institutions in how it deals with the issue of conflict of interest. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said the European Commission must be a role model for other institutions in how it deals with the issue o(...)

The report places the EU, often portrayed as one of the globe’s cleanest regions, in an unflattering light. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Corruption is a problem for almost half the companies doing business in Europe, a survey by the European Commission said today, and an increasing numb(...)

On the night of October 17th/18th last year, burglars targeted three offices housed in an eight- storey office block near the European Commission head(...)