Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: David Sleator

Former Fine Gael minister of state for European affairs Lucinda Creighton has said Ireland’s next EU commissioner should not be a Cabinet Minister. T(...)

EU commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. Photograph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

The European Union will today give the final sign-off to a controversial joint research project with Israel, during a two-day visit to Israel by Euro(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore with Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers in Iveagh House, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore left open the notion of a move to Brussels as Ireland’s next EU commissioner after his departure as Labour leader but said the(...)

EU commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Theresa Crotty at yesterday’s launch in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

A major new research programme aimed at creating new technologies to enhance the lives of people with autism and intellectual disabilities has been la(...)

Catherine Day says the commission will issue policy recommendations to the Government in June. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Catherine Day has been Europe’s top civil servant for almost nine years but she dismisses outright any suggestion that she may become a contend(...)

European Commissioner for research, innovation and science Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Ireland continues to lag behind other countries when it comes to innovation, according to a new study from the European Commission. The (...)

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Dan Neville TD  announcing plans to address the issue of mental illness. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We are sadly familiar with the phenomenon by now. People who seem to have everything going for them suddenly turn around and bring their lives to an e(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who said this morning he had no plans to become the next Irish commissioner. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he has “no plans whatsoever” to become the Irish commissioner when the post becomes available next year. Speaking this mor(...)

European Commissioner for research, innovation & science Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. Photograph: Alan Betson

PAMELA NEWENHAMIrish businesses are being urged to avail of the EU’s new €79 billion Horizon 2020 fund for research and innovation.Launched today at t(...)

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn  European Commissioner for research, Innovation & Science will announce details of the fund today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish times

Irish companies will be able to apply for €1.25 billion in research grants over the next seven years under a scheme due to be launched at the Conve(...)

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