Taoiseach Micheál Martin in Brussels: ‘Connectivity is important for Ireland, so we have to weigh all of this up as we make decisions on Friday.’ Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool/AP

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said it is “full steam ahead” with the European digital green pass, which is expected to open up travel throughout the b(...)

The proposed pan-EU digital certificates would show if people have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

Irish and international members of the European Parliament have been deluged by thousands of emails organised by anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown a(...)

Ireland’s EU commissioner Mairead McGuinness: ‘It isn’t our objective that we’re trying to take some of the one million people’s jobs that are in the United Kingdom. But we are trying to take account of Brexit.’ Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool/EPA

Jobs and investment are likely to continue to leave the City of London for the European Union due to Brexit, Ireland’s EU commissioner Mairead McGuinn(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin  with French president Emmanuel Macron  at an  EU summit in Brussels last week. Photograph: Oliver Hoslet/EPA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has tested negative for Covid-19 after limiting his movements and contacts on Thursday following news that French president E(...)

Mark Cummins, co-founder of Pointy.com,  at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph:   David Fitzgerald/Web Summit via Sportsfile

Portugal stands by a deal to grant €11 million a year to host the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, prime minister António Costa told The Irish Times f(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron speaking with Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban at the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Matthys/pool/AFP via Getty Images

EU leaders reached a deal to cut climate emissions in the bloc by 55 per cent within a decade compared to 1990 levels after all-night talks to resolve(...)

British cabinet minister Michael Gove said there would be no additional requirements placed on Northern Ireland businesses. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A trusted trader scheme has been agreed for Northern Ireland with the aim of easing food imports after January 1st and offering a grace period for the(...)

Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost   arrives in Brussels on Sunday  for Brexit talks with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP Photo

Negotiators are locked in intense discussions in Brussels in a final heave to reach agreement on trade relations between the European Union and its fo(...)

Former EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan: There is a perception he opted to fight himself into a corner rather than coming clean early and possibly keeping his job. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Ireland’s former commissioner Phil Hogan had to resign because he destroyed trust with his boss, commission president Ursula von der Leyen, by holding(...)

 Aer Lingus planes lined up at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Denmark are among the European Union member states that advise their citizens against non-essential travel to Ir(...)

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