A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Every six years, in tandem with the European parliamentary election, the EU changes the management of its top jobs.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated by EU leaders to replace Jean Claude Juncker to head the European Commission.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
When the FAI — or rather John Delaney, since they remain one and the same thing, at least for now — declared on Saturday night that they were creating a new position for him, it transformed a mere theory we had last November into an obvious truth.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator says he wants an "all-weather insurance policy" to ensure there's no hard border.
Thu, 19 Jul, 2018
How a person balances commitment and ambition with the always high cost of sustaining success is a defining characteristic. Not all of us get this relationship right early in life. We have to wait for the wisdom of age to sort the wheat from the chaff; for maturity to draw the ruthlessness from ambition. Some of us, happy on the couch, never engage in the process and regard almost any price as too high.
Fri, 02 Feb, 2018
Spend time with your youngster to set up some ground rules on phone and internet use — particularly in relation to unsupervised access, writes
Thu, 04 Jan, 2018
Virgil may have coined the phrase ‘Love Conquers All’ but it took Carol Drinkwater to reinvent it as a creative metaphor,
Tue, 05 Dec, 2017
The prime ministers of Spain and Belgium have held talks over their testy bilateral relations as ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four secessionist allies prepare for an extradition court appearance in Brussels.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017
Leinster weathered the huge hits and the heavy bruising from Montpellier’s giants on Saturday – but the five points are what will leave the biggest mark after a winning start to their Champions Cup challenge.
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017
Eight patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home have died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
Chelsea will face tougher tests than this, a stroll in cruise control against Champions League rookies Qarabag, but the Blues are back in the big time and showed how much they want to reprise their 2012 triumph.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
Michel Déon, novelist and member of the Académie francaise lived in Co Galway for the last 50 years of his life, and died last December, aged 97.
Sat, 27 May, 2017
The LaLiga title will be decided on the final day again this year, with Real Madrid going to Malaga tomorrow night (7pm Irish time) needing just a point to lift the trophy, no matter what Barcelona do at home to Eibar at the same time.
Sat, 20 May, 2017
He sent a clear warning that Britain will not escape a hefty bill for its momentous decision that has shaken the bloc.
Fri, 05 May, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Harry Kane as Tottenham's Lionel Messi as the England hitman gears up to return from ankle trouble.
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
Fundamental good manners fail me when walking past a chic house exterior with windows stripped bare of curtains, writes
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
The Belgian government has reached an agreement to back the free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.
Thu, 27 Oct, 2016
The European Union and Canada have tried to remain upbeat about the prospects for their trans-Atlantic free trade pact despite a small Belgian region persisting in its refusal to back the deal.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016
A man who allegedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" while he attacked two female officers with a machete has died after being shot by police in Belgium.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
The recent appointment of Michael Creed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine came as a surprise to many, not least to the Cork North-West TD himself.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
Colin Clarke fakes disgust. I've just put it to him that he was involved in one of the most bizarre World Cup goals of all time.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2016
Belgium’s prime minister lashed out at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for offering free train tickets to Amsterdam to lure passengers away from the bomb-crippled Brussels airport.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
Sat, 16 Apr, 2016
The Belgian government warned at the weekend that there might be an attack after the security services captured their most wanted man. It came swiftly.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2016
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
The most wanted fugitive from November’s Paris attacks was arrested after a shootout with police in Brussels yesterday, said Belgium’s prime minister.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
Thu, 18 Feb, 2016
Sat, 12 Dec, 2015
Soldiers patrolled the streets of Brussels on the third day of a security lockdown, as a suspected explosive belt was found dumped near Paris and the mobile phone of a fugitive believed to have taken part in the attacks on November 13 was detected in two locations in the city.
Tue, 24 Nov, 2015
Shopping centres and public transport were the most likely targets of terrorists planning attacks on Brussels, Belgium’s prime minister Charles Michel said as he announced the city’s lockdown would remain in force today.
Mon, 23 Nov, 2015
Tue, 17 Nov, 2015
Tottenham 2 Qarabag 1 Europa League Group J
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
Sepp Blatter yesterday brushed off a stunt by an English comedian to categorically state he will not stand in next year’s Fifa presidential election — and sent a ‘good luck’ message to Michel Platini, the man who is favourite to succeed him.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
When Michel Faber’s wife died after an illness it had an inevitable impact on his next and last book he tells
Thu, 09 Jul, 2015
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is in no doubt goalkeeper Michel Vorm has the strength of character to put his Capital One Cup final disappointment behind him and again prove an able deputy for number one Hugo Lloris at Burnley tomorrow.
Sat, 04 Apr, 2015
Jazz bars, rhythm rooms, the Festival Club at the Met — the unmistakable sound of the October bank holiday weekend wound down to its final few touts last night as the 37th Guinness Cork Jazz festival drew to a close.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
Spain must trust in their philosophy but trust their youth to enact it
Fri, 20 Jun, 2014
"Goals change games," as all the best football analysts know. But Sergio Ramos’s 93rd-minute header for Real Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League final changed so much more.
Mon, 26 May, 2014
Debris has reportedly been found in the Atlantic Ocean in the area where UK yacht the Cheeki Rafiki went missing.
Thu, 22 May, 2014
Olympiacos manager Michel believes Manchester United could buckle under pressure when the two sides meet in the white-hot cauldron of the Karaiskakis Stadium tonight.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2014
Your daily, spoiler-free guide to what to look out for on the box.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2014