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Scotland’s secretary for external affairs  said the UK government had to adopt “a more inclusive approach” and open up Brexit negotiations to more parties. Photograph: Getty Images

The UK government’s handling of Brexit talks has been “chaotic at best”, according to Scotland’s secretary for external affairs, Fiona Hyslop. Relati(...)

Irish emigrants shared their experiences of having to  explain  Ireland’s status as an independent country while living abroad. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/ /AFP/GettyImages

Have you ever had to explain the history of the relationship between Ireland and Britain while travelling or living abroad? Yesterday, Irish Times co(...)

Primary schoolchildren from Gaelscoil na bhFál in Belfast research material for Across and Open Field, Ireland’s first history publication written and illustrated by children.

It was one of the most successful children’s projects in the history of the State. In 1937, 100,000 school primary school pupils were tasked with gat(...)

Homeless man sleeping on Kildare Street, Dublin. Intercounty players are organising sleep-outs on December 16th to draw attention to homelessness.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Upwards of 150 GAA intercounty players are to sleep out in towns and cities across Ireland on Saturday December 16th to draw attention to the homeless(...)

Eamon Crosbie’s Discovery 55 Pamela has returned to port in Gran Canaria. Photograph: David O’Brien

A new wave of Irish offshore sailing campaigns went on show in Dublin this week when four separate round-the-world campaigns set out their next ocean-(...)

What Dublin is asking for on the Border should be well within London’s capacity to deliver: a declaration that there will be no physical Border in Ireland. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Eighteen months after it voted to leave the European Union, the British government is finally forced to confront its scandalous failure to deal with o(...)

 Norwegian Air has begun hiring pilots to work at a permanent base that it intends establishing at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Bloomberg

Flights from Ireland helped to double passenger numbers at a New York state airport in recent months, reports say. Irish-registered Norwegian Air beg(...)

US president Donald Trump shouts at journalists from across the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday as he leaves for  St Charles, Missouri, to address a rally. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has led widespread condemnation of US president Donald Trump after he shared three anti-Muslim videos on Twitter. (...)

Brexit Secretary David Davis during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Brexit secretary David Davis has been accused of holding parliament in contempt after he refused to hand over unedited assessments of the impact of Br(...)

In their discussions, away from the heated, jungle-like atmosphere that Leinster House can create, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (above) and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin appeared to make progress in resolving – or at least parking – issues that gave rise to the Frances Fitzgerald controversy. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

The public and the major political parties say they don’t want it. Few understand the detail of the labyrinthine activities that could spawn it. Yet t(...)

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