Daily Archives: June 27, 2012

The EU Summit: Turning Point or Tipping Point?

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, RTÉ Europe Editor, Brussels Once again an EU summit is pregnant with a sense of impending disaster, with expectations being lowered all week that a breakthrough can be delivered which will reverse, or even just slow down, … Continue reading

Double murder trial in Turkey adjourned

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent Shannon Graham came to Izmir expecting to come face-to-face with her former boyfriend, Recep Cetin, who is accused of murdering her mother, Marion Graham. Cetin has already told a previous hearing that he was responsible … Continue reading

Two go on trial for double murder in Turkey

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent In the ever-sunny Turkish resort of Kusadasi, conversation is returning to last year’s dark double murder of two women from Newry, County Down. In August, shocking news came that regular visitor Marion Graham and her … Continue reading

Greece: Sleepwalking to Calamity?

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, RTE News Europe Editor, Athens Will Greek voters sleepwalk into a potentially calamitous exit from the euro? Around the world central banks, investors, governments and economists are holding their breath. But in Greece a surreal fatalism infects … Continue reading

Eamon Gilmore at the helm of the OSCE

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent Ireland is at the helm of a major international organisation and the responsibility for directing policy for its 56 member states falls to Eamon Gilmore. For 2012, he holds the title of Chairperson-in-office of the … Continue reading