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Francis McGuigan and Liam Shannon , two of the ‘hooded men’ give their reaction to the European Court of Human Rights’ decision in their case at a press conference in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

“We are far, far, far from giving up,” said Francie McGuigan, one of the so-called “hooded men”, after the European Court of Human Rights rejected the(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: A spokesman for him said the remaining 27 EU member states ‘have been consistent that there can be no backsliding on any part of December’s agreement’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EU negotiators will this week insist the British abandon their hardline position and show a willingness to commit to the so-called backstop guaranteei(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is greeted by US vice-president Mike Pence and wife Karen at a breakfast event in Washington. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gate fever had broken out by the time the Tour de Taoiseach hit New York. This was nothing to do with the end being in sight for the travelling part(...)

Jo, originally from Malaysia, posts her selfie online on Friday to raise awareness for the undocumented in Ireland. ‘I’m in Ireland for 15 years as a childminder.  I want the Irish Government to know I live here, work here and belong here.’

Undocumented migrants in Ireland have called on the Government to remember “the other undocumented” in Ireland as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pleads the ca(...)

US president Donald Trump, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and others walk down the House of Representative steps after the Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill.   Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been strongly criticised by the Opposition for his comments on US president Donald Trump’s Doonbeg resort. Some Fine Gael (...)

 Russia’s ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov speaking at the Russian embassy on Orwell Road, Rathgar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The diplomatic war of words between Russia and the UK over the poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury, England spread to Dublin on Thursday as Moscow’(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shakes hands with US president Donald Trump at the Friends of Ireland luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar extended an invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland when he met the US president for the first time on Thursday in the Whit(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: she  announced that the British government would consider “different arrangements” to devolution until an executive is restored.  Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Laws and treaties are rarely repealed, annulled or loudly declared dead. They simply lapse into abeyance and fade away. The same is now happening in c(...)

British ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a Belfast  Agreement 20th anniversary event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It snowed in Washington the night before Leo arrived. Unfortunately it wasn’t Situation Room weather. The snow didn’t stick. Which is a pity, because (...)

Brenda Schad: Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. Photograph: Brenda Schad: Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. Photograph:

All that stuff about Leo Varadkar and the Choctaws on Monday reminded me of one of the highlights of my journalistic career: the day I had lunch with (...)

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