Enda Kenny makes announcement in conference address
George Osborne can be expected to brandish the IMF’s upgrade as more evidence that the intense political and economic argument over the appropriate pace of his spending cuts has been, as he put it in a speech last month, “decisively ended”.
Survey suggests service sector growth beating forecasts
Anti-euro party set up seven months ago could alter the balance of power after today's general election and force a new coalition
The FA chairman has set out his vision for the national team
German leader blames predecessor, Gerhard Schroder – and sparks anger in Athens
To keep the euro steady, it's vital that the ECB and other institutions regain public trust
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Hope Powell’s position as the England women’s team coach, which has come under intense scrutiny since the dreadful showing and early exit from the European Championship finals in Sweden, may not be at immediate risk.
Hope Powell’s England face Russia this evening in their second European Championship group game, and it is a “must-win” fixture according to the national coach after Friday’s 3-2 defeat by Spain.
The England women’s team could beat Roy Hodgson’s men, the national coach Hope Powell has reckoned, but in their opening group game at these European Championship finals they lost to the Spanish women’s side in a thrilling but ultimately heartbreaking encounter that was decided in the fourth minute of stoppage time by a goal that came off the head of the goalkeeper Karen Bardsley.
Q&A travel unravelled
Croatia already effectively lives with interest rate decisions made by the European Central Bank so it might as well sign up for full membership
David Cameron has lashed out at the “immensely frustrating” way the European Union works, complaining that he had to “lock and load” every time he came to summits.
Crisis could be reignited if Germany’s highest court rules against the European Central Bank
The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged, admitting it has discussed a number of policy options in case the eurozone fails to emerge from recession later in the year.