A case gets under way today in the European Court of Justice on the extent to which US tech giants based in Ireland, such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, should be allowed to transfer the personal data of users to the United States.
Farmers and others involved in rural development are to be given access to cheaper and longer-term loans from the European Investment Bank after a new memorandum of understanding between the EU and the bank was launched in Brussels.
The Revenue Commissioners will have to share details on tax opinions issued to multinational corporations with other EU states every three months under new proposals tabled by the European Commission.
The Government believes the acceleration in economic growth will provide scope to deliver a more ambitious tax and investment package in the budget next autumn, its last before the election, The Irish Times reports.
European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has said he intends to introduce legislation to ensure that farmers get a fair share of the retail price of the food they produce and to protect them from unfair practices by large retailers.