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Michelle O’Neill (L) says it took Theresa May two years to work out Brexit path and ‘just two weeks to scupper her plan to placate her own backbenchers and the DUP’. File photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The Government must now seek “cast iron guarantees” on the Brexit backstop following following Monday night’s vote in Westminster, Sinn Féin has said.(...)

 Palestinian farmer Muna al-Taneeb, from the West Bank, with Senator Frances Black outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/AP Images for Avaaz

A Bill prohibiting the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in the Palestinian territories has passed in the Seanad. The Control of (...)

Although the archaic, pejorative view that obesity represents a lack of discipline and self-control has largely been dismissed, discourse about obesity remains derogatory and misogynistic. Photograph: iStock

In a field rife with controversy and disagreement, there is strong consensus among obesity experts at home and abroad that bariatric surgery is life-s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting with British prime minister Theresa May in June. Photograph: Yves Herman/Pool/AP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke with British prime minister Theresa May about the outcome of the Chequers cabinet by phone on Saturday afternoon. T(...)

Irish sources expressed concern that Theresa  May’s anticipated move would be unacceptable to Brussels. Photograph: Sean Gallup/EPA

Theresa May has urged her cabinet to take “another step forward” towards a Brexit deal when they gather in Chequers today, as hardline backbenchers wa(...)

Currently about 23 per cent of the State’s goods imports comes from the UK either as materials to be used as inputs in Irish business or as consumer goods for the retail sector.

The Republic’s grocery sector could be the hardest hit from Brexit with more than two-thirds of products on Irish supermarket shelves either manufactu(...)

Walking is just not enough, according to a new review which reveals a major disconnect between the exercise people need and what they actually do. Th(...)

Rosaleen McDonagh: 'The fallout from lack of services is loneliness, isolation and lack of participation.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Wednesday morning, some time after 1am, and the fire alarm has gone off in my block of apartments. Eventually, my street is evacuated. The fire was in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels, last week. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Farmers and agri-food operators are becoming anxious about the “weight of consideration” being given to the Border question in the Brexit negotiations(...)

Garda Richard Fallon’s family surrounded by mourners at his funeral in 1970. Photograph: Fallon family

Finian Fallon has few memories of his father. “I can remember his uniform and how rough it was, the roughness of the material, and I can remember him(...)

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