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File image of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking in the Dáil. File photograph: Dáil/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he meant no insult to the Fianna Fáil administrations of the past 20 years when he said that “no Irish government will(...)

Bertie Ahern: Theresa May “has problems within and problems without”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Bertie Ahern has warned that there will be “huge risks” if no agreement is reached on the future of the Border to allow Brexit negotiations to proceed(...)

Margaret Hassan had spent 30 years in Iraq and worked for Care International, when she was abducted and murdered by militants on  October 19th, 2004. Photograph: AP

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny has made a personal statement in the Dáil to correct the record relating to comments he made 13 years ago about an Irish a(...)

Border Communities against Brexit signage on the outskirts of Newry in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Tensions are rising between Dublin and London on the issue of the Irish Border ahead of the December summit. The EU side has to judge that “sufficient(...)

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in the stands before Denmark match in the Aviva Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The only solution to Ireland’s row with Britain over the post-Brexit border is to introduce technology to manage multinational trade while turning a b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald along with the Cabinet. Photograph: Maxwell

When you’re pleading that it’s a matter for the tribunal, you’re at the last redoubt of your defences. All Thursday afternoon colleagues and support(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Mary Lou McDonald, heir presumptive to Gerry Adams’s crown as Sinn Féin leader. Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams that he is to step down from the position in the coming months marks the second major generational ch(...)

In the Name of Peace: John Hume’s wife, Pat, at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, John Hume’s seminal role in the peace process has been transposed to a new film exploring (...)

 British prime minister Theresa May and Leo Varadkar will hold a bilateral meeting on the margins of a summit in Gothenburg, Sweden. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Government wants a commitment from Britain that there will be no hard Border in Ireland even in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the Europe(...)

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