Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Christmas has come early for the lucky science research community. European Commissioner for Research and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn last week anno(...)

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso: on a trip to Israel last month he said the EU could offer a “special privileged partnership” to both Israel and a future Palestinian state. Photograph: Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty Images.

Foreign policy moved to the top of the EU agenda this week following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.But while Tuesday’s meeting of forei(...)

Eamon Gilmore has personally sought the support of the two candidates to succeed him as Labour leader for his efforts to be Ireland’s next European commissioner

Eamon Gilmore has personally sought the support of the two candidates to succeed him as Labour leader and Tánaiste for his efforts to be Ireland’s nex(...)

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(...)

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