Economic and political relationships between Britain and Ireland  have now been thrown into doubt that the UK has decided to exit the EU.

So the nightmare has actually happened. With the decision of the UK to leave the European Union, Ireland now faces a series of consequences - and hard(...)

 Carmel and Martin Naughton upon winning  the Community Foundation for Ireland’s Philanthropist of the Year Award earlier in 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Brexit is the result of an internal argument in the British Conservative Party that everybody in these islands may pay a price for, businessman and Gl(...)

UK polling stations close at 10 pm on Thursday June 23rd as Britain decides whether to stay or remain in the European Union.   Photograph: EPA

The UK is poised to decide on its future in the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd. Voting will take place all day, with polling stations c(...)

Work on the tax, known as an FTT, has been teetering on the brink since Estonia late last year pulled out of the club of 11 countries

Europe’s faltering bid to introduce a financial transaction tax has suffered a further blow as officials acknowledged little headway had been made in (...)

Object in foreground by Grayson Perry. The artist has been inspired by the City of London’s bankers and traders to create a huge glazed ceramic penis.

British chancellor George Osborne must be cock-a-hoop that the mark he is making on the world of high art is going hand in hand with the mark he is ma(...)

British  prime minister David Cameron addresses  a World Economic Forum event in London focusing on Britain’s EU referendum. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/Reuters

David Cameron has suggested Islamic State would be happy if the UK votes to leave the European Union on June 23th. Answering questions after deliveri(...)

Karen Burns: “I wouldn’t be worried about having no money in my bank account.”

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“It is likely in the long run to be beneficial to Ireland because Ireland would offer the benefits of an English-speaking economy based in Europe,” says former director of global engagement on the White House’s National Security Council Brett Bruen. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The majority of the implications for Ireland of a UK departure from the European Union are negative, but every cloud holds a silver lining, in the eye(...)

Several broader legal consequences for the Republic would result from UK withdrawal for the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

If the UK decides to leave the European Union, the legal relationships between the UK and the Republic will alter in various ways. Although some chan(...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)