A Ryanair cabin crew member. Photograph: François Lenoir/File Photo/Reuters

Ryanair says the European Commission must investigate rival airline crew, unions and lobby groups, which it accuses of impeding talks with staff and o(...)

Under the agreement, Microfinance Ireland will provide unsecured business loans of between €2,000 to €25,000 for commercially viable plans

Funding of some €30 million to enable would-be entrepreneurs in Ireland to start and grow a business has been made agreed. The European Investment Fu(...)

French La Republique en Marche (EM) ruling party deputies stand and applaud French prime minister Edouard Philippe’s answer on Europe’s posted workers directive at the National Assembly. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty

Strange as it may seem, the Polish government, along with the governments of several eastern European states, has been doing its best to block attempt(...)

Queueing for a living: Dublin’s Northside Partnership, which operates in an area covering 130,000 people, has been singled out for praise for its approach to dealing with the long-term unemployed. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It has taken a while, but the European Union has finally woken up to the need to take action to deal with the crisis of long-term unemployment. The E(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference to announce the attribution of portfolios of European Commissioners-designate at EU commission headquaters in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled the European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. The team, which mus(...)