Ukraine, Russia, and the EU have signed a deal that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to Ukraine over the winter. That means good news, too, for the rest of Europe, Ireland included. Pipelines across Ukraine have been shut down since June, threatening winter supplies to EU states.
Sat, 01 Nov, 2014
For the first time ever, EU leaders have held a vote when nominating the next president of the European Commission, forced by Britain’s David Cameron to break a long tradition of consensus, supported by Hungary’s premier Viktor Orban.
Sat, 28 Jun, 2014
THERE are some things you can say for sure about Enda Kenny. He is a survivor, as tough as nails and not nearly as happy-go-lucky as he wants you to think. Part-actor, part-chameleon, part-huckster and dealer, and if we are lucky part-prodigy as well.
Wed, 04 Jun, 2014
It is almost an article of faith that a long, ultra-patient game is the best way to convince the EU and the ECB to reduce or, God forbid, cancel the €64bn private debt imposed on taxpayers to cover failed banking investments and to steady what was a staggering euro.
Wed, 28 May, 2014
The image of the European Commission as pushing austerity and creating difficulties for Ireland is wrong, the Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso will say today when he is awarded a honorary degree by University College Cork.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2014
As the vote on Scottish independence moves closer — it’s set for September — the dizzying manifestos proposed in the wine bars off Edinburgh’s beautiful Princes Street, or along the glens and river banks of stately Perthshire, can expect ever more rigorous scrutiny.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2014