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UK prime minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

EU leaders were on Wednesday night set to grant Theresa May an extension to the Brexit negotiating process, with observers of the debate at the emerge(...)

Rough Magic’s production of Phaedra, with music by Ellen Cranitch, is Lynne Parker’s choice.

Following the success of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s (RIAM) presentation Writer’s Choice, in New York, Dublin and Paris throughout 2017, and Ar(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Theresa May in Paris: ratification of the withdrawal accord would be France’s “preferred scenario”. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

On Wednesday night, a vote at the European Council meeting in Brussels will determine whether the UK leaves the union in a no-deal Brexit on Friday or(...)

Algerian riot police use water cannon to disperse  anti-government protesters in Algiers on Tuesday. Photograph: Ryad  Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images

Algeria’s interim president was immediately rejected by thousands of protesters on Tuesday after he was named by parliament to take charge during a v(...)

British prime minister Theresa May embraces chancellor Angela Merkel  in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

With amusement, impatience, and a nod to the surreal repetition of “Groundhog Day”, British prime minister Theresa May met chancellor Angela Merkel in(...)

US President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing tariffs in EU goods in response to Airbus support. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The European Union is preparing retaliatory tariffs against the United States over subsidies to Boeing, significantly escalating transatlantic trade t(...)

New  research suggests the outflow of funds from Ireland in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent tax cuts was the repatriation of US profits previously held offshore. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Ireland stands to gain from changes to the US tax code despite a near €50 billion outflow of assets since last year, a new study has claimed. The re(...)

Actor Barry McGovern:  he  long resisted the label of “Beckettian actor”, but over the years  has stopped protesting. “Now I just accept it graciously”

A few years ago the actor Barry McGovern made a brief visit to Co Antrim with the specific intention of dying there. It was a life-changing experience(...)

US president Donald Trump’s then adviser, Kellyanne Conway, provided a memorable example of post-truth in  2017 when she excused exaggeration of the numbers attending the president’s inauguration as “alternative facts”. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Politics and truth never sat easily together, but the innovation of our post-truth era is that people have become indifferent to truth, says the Frenc(...)

Street art work by Combo on a Paris wall depicts French president Emmanuel Macron and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Christian Hartmann

Theresa May will visit Berlin and Paris on Tuesday to make the case for a short delay to Brexit to Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron ahead of Wednesda(...)

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