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A spokesman for the Department of Education confirmed that a planned amendment to the Technological University Bill will not now go ahead due to a number of “important technical issues”.

The Government has dropped controversial plans to amend legislation before Christmas to allow for investigators to be appointed to examine wrongdoing (...)

The amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, proposed by former attorney general Dominic Grieve (above in Parliament today), prevents the British government from implementing any withdrawal deal with the EU without the backing of MPs through a new Act of parliament. Screengrab: PRU/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May’s government has suffered its first parliamentary defeat in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill after an alliance (...)

A Guinness truck at St James’s Gate, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Diageo faces a double blow that will cost it tens of millions if Brexit forces border controls between the Republic and Northern Ireland and damages i(...)

Michel Barnier speaks  in the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The European Parliament urged European Union leaders on Wednesday to allow the next phase of EU negotiations to start, backing a motion that recognise(...)

Facebook last year diverted more than €12 billion of global revenues to Ireland. Photograph: PA Wire

The European Commission says its drive to put pressure on digital giants to pay more corporation tax is “having a real impact”, following Facebook’s d(...)

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year. Photograph: iStock

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed(...)

Facebook stressed the changes will have no jobs impact here, where it employs more than 2,000 workers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Facebook’s decision to stop booking global revenues in Ireland increases pressure on other tech giants who use their operations here to lower tax bill(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the announcement of Indeed’s  jobs and expansion plans earlier this year

The Republic’s popularity among European jobseekers has surged by more than 33 per cent, while interest in working in the UK has waned since the Brexi(...)

Starling Bank chief executive Anne Boden: “This is another important step towards our goal of offering both our retail proposition and our payment solutions to clients across Europe”

Starling Bank, a UK-based digital lender launching in Ireland next year, has become a direct member of the single euro payments area (SEPA) which allo(...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili  greets supporters outside of a courthouse in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili is planning new protest rallies in Ukraine following his release from custody, and wants the West to put(...)

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