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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: “I think there is a sense within the EU and within EU capitals that the frustration has got to result in the EU perhaps changing the approach.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Britain’s lack of co-operation in implementing the Northern Ireland protocol is driving European capitals to push for a tougher response from the Euro(...)

Delivery of the green fuel began on Thursday and it will be incorporated into the airport’s main fuel supply  Photograph: iStock

Britain’s Heathrow Airport will use sustainable jet fuel for the first time as part of a test ahead of a Group of Seven (G7) rich nations summit in th(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and US president Joe Biden pictured at their virtual bilateral meeting, as seen at the White House on St Patrick’s Day. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he will renew the invitation for US President Joe Biden to visit Ireland when he meets Treasury Secretar(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe may well have a talk with Janet Yellen at next week’s G7 gathering, which he will attend in his position as president of the Eurogroup of finance ministers. Photograph: Antonio Cotrim/EPA

Will Paschal Donohoe be the finance minister to increase the Irish 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate? He might well be. It’s too early to call this f(...)

The IMF has warned that the introduction of a minimum global corporate tax rate could – in an ‘extreme scenario’ – wipe out half of Ireland’s €11.8 billion corporate tax base. Photograph: iStock

A global tax deal that would impose a minimum 15 per cent tax on the profits of big international tech companies could be given the green light ahead (...)

 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko: Due to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday. Photograph:  Siarhei Leskiec/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union and other western powers have pledged to ramp up pressure on Belarus after it forced a Ryanair plane to land so that an opposition (...)

A pedestrian crosses a bridge over a dried-up stream and retention pond at a park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, this month. Photograph: Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg

There is a 40 per cent chance of the world temporarily hitting the 1.5 degrees Celsius global temperature rise threshold in one of the next five years(...)

George Floyd’s family lawyer Ben Crump (third from left) holds up his fist with family members outside the White House as George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd (centre) calls out ‘Say His Name’ as they speak with reporters after meeting with US president Joe Biden in Washington, DC, on May 25th. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

The family of George Floyd called for “meaningful and substantive” legislation to reform policing in America, as they met with US president Joe Biden (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: ‘I do anticipate that there will continue to be a place for a rate such as this and for low rates.’ Photograph: Julien Behal

The Republic’s 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate will remain in place for years to come, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has predicted, in comment(...)

This screengrab taken from an undated video made available by anonymously-sourced Telegram channel Nevolf and shared on social media and the Belarus State TV, Belarusian activist Roman Protasevich (26)  in the detention House Numero 1 in Minsk. Photograph: Telegram channel Nevolf/AFP via Getty

European airliners have started bypassing Belarus as the EU moved to isolate the country after it forced a Ryanair flight to land at Minsk airport so (...)

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