Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said: “The foreign secretary knows where we stand in terms of our wish for the UK to remain in the EU.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has urged Irish businesses to play a part in persuading Britain to remain in the European Union. Speakin(...)

Ukip preparing  for the Oldham byelection (from left):  deputy leader Paul Nuttall, candidate John Bickley and party leader Nigel Farage.   Photograph:   Dave Thompson/Getty Images

The anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) has condemned as scaremongering the Taoiseach’s suggestion that a British exit from the Europea(...)

Speaking outside No 10 Downing Street, Enda Kenny said Brexit would not be in Ireland’s interest. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images.

Ireland can serve as an important link between Britain and the European Union during David Cameron’s renegotiation of his country’s relationship with(...)

Beyond the bonhomie, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron hope to leverage their close relationship to their mutual advantage as Britain seeks to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

As they sat down amid the sumptuous elegance of Downing Street’s White Room on Monday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron w(...)

Enda Kenny speaking at the conference of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in London. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the prospect of a British exit from the European Union as “a major strategic risk for Ireland”, adding that this St(...)

British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron is mindful and understanding of the Government’s serious concerns about the implications of Britain leaving th(...)

Government concedes that Brexit would present an economic challenge for the Republic. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will put a strong emphasis on his view that Europe is better off with Britain remaining in the EU when he makes a major address i(...)

The United Kingdom’s exit from the EU could lead to lower wages and major trade losses for the Republic. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union could lead to lower wages, higher prices and major trade losses for the Republic, the Economic and S(...)

Northern Ireland’s former first minister Peter Robinson  is seen on screen testifying before the Nama inquiry at Stormont. Photograph: Pacemaker

DUP leader Peter Robinson believes there was “no conflict of interest” in ex-Nama Northern Ireland adviser Frank Cushnahan being involved in a meet(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson, who has temporarily stepped aside as First Minister in the North, said he had no concerns about Frank Cushnahan’s involvement in the meeting despite his ongoing role at the time with the Nama advisory committee. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nama’s former advisor Frank Cushnahan attended a meeting with the North’s First Minister Peter Robinson in May 2013 and the investment firm Pimco, whi(...)