DUP position: Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds and Simon Hamilton at Stormont this month. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, has said the Northern Ireland Secretary’s threat to cut MLA salaries was not an incentive (...)

 Oisín McConville: he  delivers talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gambling. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Oisín McConville told a conference on Thursday that he now delivered talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gamb(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will attend an Ecofin council meeting later this week where the EU’s economic future will be discussed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has expressed concern at long-term proposals by the European Commission to deepen the European monetary union with closer co-operation (...)

The Independents, including John Halligan, claimed a great victory when Government agreed to a review of corporation tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Preserving Ireland’s corporation tax regime is a professed priority of every party that seeks realistically to serve in Government. It is opposed onl(...)

 European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the Union address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/ Reuters

In a wide-ranging state of the union speech that encompassed everything from refugee policy to Slovakian fish fingers, Jean-Claude Juncker pointedly m(...)

The European Union flag flies outside the European Commission building in Brussels: in a landmark decision the commission found that Apple owed the Irish Government over €13bn plus interest for unpaid tax. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

As if Brexit and the possibility of US tax changes do not present enough uncertainty for Irish economic policymakers, new corporate tax proposals set (...)

Trumpian agenda:  Budapest has erected a fence along its eastern border to keep migrants out of the country. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty

Western European alarm about Donald Trump’s presidency, at least until now, has been rooted in what he says more than in what he does. Eight months in(...)

US president Donald Trump with the new Irish ambassador to the US, Dan Mulhall.

Dan Mulhall has been officially installed as the new Irish Ambassador to the United States during a visit to the White House. Mr Mulhall presented h(...)

The European Commission document on Brexit and Ireland needs first to be seen in a political context. It is clear that there is still uncertainty and (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe plan to execute an early repayment of the remaining €4.5bn owed to the IMF. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government has averted a €200 million penalty by deciding not to repay its UK bailout loans early, as it moves ahead with plans to refinance its r(...)