Minister of State with responsibility for financial services Michael D’Arcy: he rejected suggestions that Ireland is being overly cautious in its approach to financial regulation, thereby costing Ireland post-Brexit investment.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for State with special responsibility for financial services and insurance Michael D’Arcy has countered suggestions that Ireland is taking a(...)

The Revenue has said that even in a ‘soft Border’ scenario, certain controls are unavoidable and a number of designated and resourced crossings will be required. Photograph: The Irish Times

Revenue has warned an open Border between the Republic and Northern Ireland is not possible and that eight customs checks and visible border controls (...)

Talking Britain up in Washington - UK chancellor Philip Hammond

Leaders of the financial world gathered in Washington this week for the annual World Bank-IMF autumn meetings with something of a spring in their step(...)

Marguerite Hogg (46), from West Yorkshire, who is applying for an Irish passport following the Brexit vote.

Marguerite Hogg has always had an affinity with Ireland because of her Dublin-born father, and she has felt this more acutely since his death. But he(...)

Simon Scotting with his Irish foreign birth registration document, in London, England.  Photograph: Andrew Wiard

He never contemplated being Irish. Not until Brexit loomed. The vote to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum shocked Simon Scotting. For(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: promised in his budget speech to “do this differently” in future. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Boom and bust. That has been the recent history of the Irish economy. The Government is promising to break the cycle and to set growth on a sustainabl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Nobody wants a hard Brexit. Photograph: EPA

EU leaders will say they expect the UK to explain how it intends to create a frictionless Border in Ireland if it wants to move on to the Brexit trade(...)

Donald Trump speaks about Iran at the White House, on Friday. His speech marks a major shift in US foreign policy towards Iran, and undermines one of the key achievements of President Barack Obama. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump has taken the first step towards revoking the Iran nuclear agreement, decertifying the 2015 deal but leaving a final decisio(...)

 EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has  claimed Donald Trump’s “decertification” of the Iran nuclear deal  was driven by domestic politics and had no standing in international law. File photograph:Domenic Aquilina/EPA

US president Donald Trump does not have the power to repudiate the Iran nuclear deal, EU foreign policy boss Federica Mogherini said on Friday night. (...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten insisted: ‘This is a fair deal for Ireland and a good day for climate.’ File image: Reuters/Yves Herman

EU environment ministers have agreed national emissions-reduction targets in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of U(...)