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Any increase in the national minimum wage on foot of the new recommendation could benefit up to 120,000 workers. File photograph: Getty Images

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased by 25 cent to €9.80 an hour later this year under new proposals to be given to Government. The Lo(...)

Prime minister Theresa May spent much of Tuesday meeting representatives from Conservative associations to brief them on her plans. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May has escaped defeat by just six votes on an amendment that would have kept Britain in a customs union with the European Union in the absenc(...)

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Senator Ivana Bacik during a Labour  press briefing on religion in schools.   Photograph:  Collins

The Citizen’s Assembly should be recalled to consider a constitutional referendum to end religious control of schools, according to the Labour Party. (...)

British prime minister Theresa May:  says the amendments to the customs Bill make no difference to the Chequers plan because they reflect government policy. Photograph: Matt Cardy/AFP/Getty Images

What’s been going on at Westminster?  Theresa May’s government caved in to hardline Brexiteers in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group (ERG(...)

President Michael D Higgins meeting with Deena Cotter from Dún Laoghaire  during the afternoon tea party in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has raised the prospect of allowing Fine Gael councillors support the entry into the presidential election campaign of potentia(...)

US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May: Nations must be “clear and unwavering about where Russia needs to change its behaviour”. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP

Theresa May has accused Russia of undermining western democracies, disregarding global norms and damaging western interests around the world. Speaking(...)

British prime minister Theresa May giving a statement on the 2018 Nato Brussels summit  in the House of Commons    on Monday. Photograph:  PA Wire

MPs have approved a number of amendments to a customs bill which hard Brexiteers on the Conservative tabled in protest against Theresa May’s Chequers (...)

Sinn Féin  confirmed in recent days it will field a candidate to challenge Michael D Higgins in the presidential election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is expected to choose a female, internal candidate to be its contender for the presidential election. The party has confirmed in recent day(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC Handout via Reuters

Theresa May will attempt on Monday to rally business and industry behind her Chequers proposal for a soft Brexit as Conservative Eurosceptics threaten(...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaking to reporters after the part meeting on Saturday. Photograph: Jack Power

Sinn Féin has decided that it will run a presidential candidate against Michael D Higgins, meaning a vote will now definitely take place in the autumn(...)

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