We have the presidency of the Eurogroup. And we can keep it. Our politicians just need to figure out a way to make it happen
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe could be re-elected unopposed to the highly prized European role. But his candidacy could be jeopardised by a cabinet reshuffle. Given the influence the post brings, the Government must come up with a solution – and fast.
Goliath v Goliath: The EU’s online regulation drive puts it on a collision course with Musk
It may have been a coincidence, but the days surrounding the billionaire’s deal to acquire Twitter with the self-confessed goal of deregulating the platform saw a series of events going in the opposite direction in Europe.
“We have a crazy time in Poland right now, but we will survive as a country, as a nation and as part of the EU…I hope”
The European Court of Justice fined Poland €1 million a day for its failure to comply with EU regulations. Roman Imielski is the deputy editor of the largest broadsheet in Poland. He talks to Dion Fanning about the freedoms under threat in Poland today.
Irish tax policy, US budget uncertainty, EU confidence and a Trojan horse
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, his European Commission counterpart Paolo Gentiloni and Ireland's accountancy bodies agree on one thing: the future of multinational taxation has yet to be decided in Washington. The worst-case scenario for Ireland would be to sign up to the latest OECD proposals, only to see them thwarted by partisan strife in the US.
Sick, will travel: Bypassing Ireland’s public health queues
With almost 900,000 public health patients waiting for hospital treatment, travelling abroad for care can be a fast, affordable option. In the first of two reports, Tommie Gorman explores the Cross Border Directive, a vital pressure valve in Ireland's dysfunctional two-tier health system.
Charlie McConalogue on €10bn CAP deal, a chaotic Brexit and his plans for the beef industry
Last month, the Minister for Agriculture was burning the midnight oil in EU talks worth €10bn to Ireland. Next month, his industry is facing Brexit chaos. Yet Charlie McConalogue is at his most combative when discussing the lack of transparency in the beef trade.
Beef, betting and Brexit: competition watchdog discusses high-profile cases and expanding powers
As his office prepares to take on sweeping new responsibilities, Ireland’s top competition law enforcer Brian McHugh discusses Brexit, EU-wide efforts to regulate tech multinationals and the CCPC’s reluctance to tackle beef barons.