Ireland must do all it can to prevent being caught in Europe’s political slow lane as the leading contenders line up to run the EU and European Cental Bank, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
The German chancellor’s attempt to end the deadlock over the selection of the EU’s top jobs has been rejected, even by Leo Varadkar, says Political Editor Daniel McConnell.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his team are keen for the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier for the job of European Commission President.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is “flattered” to be linked to the role of the new president of the European Commission but that he plans to stay put in Ireland as Taoiseach.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
Recent elections produced good results for pro-EU parties, but one of the areas in need of attention is the selection process for president of the Commission, writes billionaire lobbyist George Soros
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron’s progressive-versus-populist narrative helped to re-mobilise France’s — and perhaps Europe’s — pro-European electorate, says Zaki Laïdi.
Fri, 31 May, 2019
More than 200m of the 400m people entitled to vote in last week’s European elections did so. This marks a substantial
Wed, 29 May, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has restated Ireland's support for Manfred Weber to replace Jean Claude Juncker as Europe's most senior politician.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly endorsed Business Minister Heather Humphrey's criticism of Maria Bailey over her 'swing-gate' personal injuries case.
The monopoly of power has been broken. Europe has found itself at a crossroads as the far right and Greens make substantial gains in European elections, writes Lorne Cook.
Britain will be blocked from taking part in the upcoming EU elections, one of Europe's most influential politicians has suggested.
Sat, 23 Mar, 2019
Fine Gael’s seven MEP candidates have said they were to the fore in seeking the suspension of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban from their European party grouping.
The Irish border issue will not be fully resolved before a crunch meeting of EU leaders this month, the Tánaiste has told the Dáil.
Fri, 01 Dec, 2017
The Netherlands election has energised traditional parties across Europe from left and right, with Dutch voters showing Europe that populism is not always inevitable, suggest Raf Casert and Angela Charlton.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2017
Almost all chief executives here say they are planning to expand their businesses in 2017, despite the threat of Brexit, and over half have a strategy worked out to deal with the UK fallout, according to Deloitte survey.
Wed, 23 Nov, 2016
Ireland would need to negotiate a special deal with Brussels if Britain leaves the EU, Fine Gael MEP and director of elections Brian Hayes has told a hearing of the British House of Lords.
Thu, 14 Jan, 2016
European Commission president designate, Jean-Claude Juncker has put down a marker for British demands that the City of London would be protected from EU rules.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
The battle to allow EU governments more say over their national budgets came out into the open with the Italian prime minister telling the head of Germany’s central bank to mind his own business.
Sat, 05 Jul, 2014
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