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A sniffer dog searches for mines along the border between Syria and Jordan. Photograph: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images

As Rosslare Europort opens at 6am, Ralph is straining to get to work. His job is to locate cash, heroin, amphetamines, marijuana and other narcotic(...)

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso infuriated Scottish nationalists when he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that Scotland would have to renegotiate EU membership in the event of a vote for independence. Photograph: PA

The tricky issue of secessionism reared its head in Brussels this week as the debate about Scottish independence intensified. European (...)

There are a few golden rules in politics, one of which is that reports ministers would prefer nobody to read are published on the first day of (...)

Amentum made a pre-tax profit in 2012 of €873,842, up from €542,279 in 2011.

Having left Ireland for the four corners of the world, will the emigration generation of surveyors, architects and estate agents come back, or are (...)

Mike Ashley recently let it be known that Sports Direct, the company he controls, had offered 25 per cent more for Elverys. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

UK retailer Sports Direct, which has been seeking to be allowed into the bidding process for the Elverys Sports chain, saw shares rise sharply (...)

David Miranda (right) is embraced by his partner, journalist Glenn Greenwald, on  his arrival at Rio de Janeiro’s International Airport in August. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

Britain’s High Court has quashed a legal challenge against the detention under anti-terrorism laws of the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journ(...)

 Belfast developer Paddy McKillen: secured permission  for subpoenas

Businessman Paddy McKillen has secured permission to subpoena the Department of Finance secretary general John Moran and others to give evidenc(...)

Commercial property values in the United Kingdom rose for the ninth consecutive month in January as the improving economic performance continue(...)

Catherine Day, secretary general of the European Commission: suggested that a change in the economic climate over the next few years could change        tenor of the debate. Photograph: Alan Betson

in Brussels Britain’s desire to repatriate powers from Brussels is likely to meet resistance from other EU mem(...)

 The former chief executive of  Anglo Irish Bank in the UK Declan Quilligan arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A former director of Anglo Irish Bank has said with the benefit of hindsight, he wished everyone had signed off on the “Maple 10” deal because (...)

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