Mairéad McGuinness, the Fine Gael MEP, who has been nominated to serve as a member of the European Commission. Photograph:

MEP Mairéad McGuinness’s nomination to a commissionership with responsibility for banking and financial services will put the Irish woman in a key rol(...)

Valdis Dombrovsk has been name as the new European Commission trade commissioner.

Valdis Dombrovskis has been named as the new EU trade policy chief following the shock departure of Ireland’s Phil Hogan last month. European Commiss(...)

Mairead McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has been picked to be the next Irish commissioner following the resignation of Phil Hogan, and will be given the fina(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at Government Buildings in Dublin inJanuary. When she assigns portfolois in her reshuffled college, von der Leyen should ignore lobbying for specific posts from Dublin and every other member state and political grouping.  Photograph: Fran Veale

When she reshuffles her college of commissioners this week, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen should pick the most suitable and quali(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “The Government has no interest in knowing what people are eating.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government expects to reopen all pubs by the middle of this month, and is finalising a new set of guidelines to be shared with publicans’ organisa(...)

File photograph of Andrew McDowell, who is set to be nominated to the European Commission along with Mairead McGuinness.

Andrew McDowell, one of the two nominees to replace Phil Hogan as Ireland’s European Commissioner, has just finished a fixed-term stint at the Europea(...)

The programme will see 2.4m  smart meters being installed across every home, farm and business in the Republic by the end of 2024

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide €150 million to support ESB Networks’ national “smart-metering” programme. The programme wil(...)

The European Investment Bank Group is directly owned by EU member states. Last year it made €63.3bn   available for projects, including a record €1.08bn worth of projects in the Republic.   Photograph: iStock

The European Investment Bank has said it will mobilise €40 billion in financing to alleviate constraints caused by the spread of Covid-19, calling on (...)

Dublin Airport received a €350 million finance package last year. Photograph: DAA

The European Union’s investment bank is expected next week to announce a package of measures to help small and medium-sized businesses deal with coron(...)

The Carbery Group headquarters in Ballineen, Co Cork

Cork-headquartered food and ingredients group Carbery has secured a €35 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) towards the cost of a €78(...)

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