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Tánaiste Simon Coveney has visited Derry following six nights of violence in the city. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and DUP leader Arlene Foster have visited Derry following six successive nights of violence in the city. Mr Coveney met police(...)

‘As a responsible Government we have been preparing for different types of Brexit and we will continue planning for the unlikely case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.’

On Wednesday next week the Cabinet will meet in Kerry and as the Minister with special responsibility for Brexit I will be bringing a memo to colleagu(...)

Senator Terry Leyden finally got the memo.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Veteran Fianna Fáil politician Terry Leyden executed a very sharp U-turn in the Seanad on Wednesday after he spoke against the Occupied Territories Bi(...)

Shipping containers in Dublin Port. Photograph: Alan Betson

New customs and veterinary checks, staffed by hundreds of new officers, will be needed at Irish ports and airports after the UK leaves the EU, the Min(...)

DCU students protesting outside the Dáil earlier this year over student  rent increases in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In a week when rents for new student developments were described as “extortionate” and as fears grow that many students from outside the capital are b(...)

Dublin’s docklands area has become a hub for business and innovation.

Student accommodation crisis - share your story: Are you scrambling to find a place to live for the coming academic year? Are rental price hikes makin(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May in Brussels during the Nato summit. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The EU has repeated the mantra for some time. If the UK loses some of its red lines, it will not find the EU wanting. Flexibility will be possible, as(...)

Micheál Martin: he said  Mr Varadkar’s statements about a potential extension to the confidence and supply arrangement have been “about putting politics before policy”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar does not need a formal agreement, such as the confidence and supply arrangement, in order to continue in power, Fianna Fáil lea(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney launched public consultation into Ireland’s  new development policy on Thursday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “significant increase in expenditure” on overseas aid will be needed in the upcoming budget if the State wants to meet its UN targets on development(...)

Micheál Martin: “It is nothing less than sectarian thuggery.”

Events in recent days in the North have shown how a small minority can terrorise communities, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. “Building d(...)

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