Housing Europe report: the paper noted that the number of people on local authority waiting lists in Ireland had doubled between 2008 and 2010, and was currently over 96,000

A major European report on housing has highlighted Ireland’s over-reliance on the private market as a key factor in the ongoing crisis. The study by(...)

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(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said there had been movement towards agreeing the text of the principle governing the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney stressed inroads had been made on Irish issues on Friday as he moved to play down the lack of progress in B(...)

Former chief justice John Murray: produced a damning report which draws pretty much the same conclusions about Irish law that the ECJ did about the EU directive. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s taken quite a while for the Irish Government to properly notice that, in April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) resoundingly rejected th(...)

A mock customs post set up by anti-Brexit campaigners at Ravensdale, Co Louth. The tale of the Border dog is an anti-Brexit version of “Yes Minister’s” “Eurosausage” – an EU scare story made up or exaggerated to cause popular outrage. Photograph: PA

In February this year Michael Lux, former head of customs procedures for the European Commission, testified to Westminster’s Northern Ireland affairs (...)

 Fianna Fail’s Niall Collins: Government not doing enough to make the case for an exemption.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has hit out at the Government for failing to seek an exemption from EU state aid rules to provide financial supports to Irish firms adver(...)

The Border doesn’t need a solution because it is already solved. Photograph: Getty Images

I crossed the oxymoron six times this week and about 10 times last week. It wouldn’t have entered my mind that I was crossing anything, and in the bad(...)

Bloody Sunday witness Paddy Walsh creeping towards Patrick Doherty, who was shot dead by Soldier F. The Saville Report found  Doherty  had been shot and mortally wounded as he tried to crawl to safety. Photograph: Gilles Peress

It takes time to walk the length of Clarendon Street in Derry – especially with a bomb in each hand. A long, steep street lined with Georgian houses, (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon at  Governments Buildings. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon told business leaders in Dublin that the UK should remain in the single market and customs union after Brexit.(...)

Jon Bayle and Tony Kelly of Deposify: the company expects to confirm its third US banking partner before the year’s end

Dublin-based fintech start-up Deposify is looking to raise $3 million (€2.5 million) from new and existing investors as it seeks to accelerate growth (...)