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 Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin: ‘We must remember that the hurdles we have overcome in the past are much bigger than any we face today.’

Brexit has undermined one of the greatest achievements in modern Irish history, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. This, he said in Belfast(...)

The Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville. Photograph: Google Maps

Residents living in the new direct provision centre in Moville in Co Donegal who need to attend appointments and case hearings in Dublin will be force(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: to chair Cabinet meeting. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

A special meeting of the Cabinet is under way in Dublin to discuss the possible Brexit deal. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney arrive(...)

Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: PA

British prime minister Theresa May has said her draft Brexit deal has delivered on the outcome of a 2016 vote to leave the European Union, and that he(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said the party would be holding to its long-stated position – which is that it would not accept any Brexit deal that suggested some form of border down the Irish Sea. Photograph: Eric Luke

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party’s desire for a deal on Brexit will not be superseded by a willingness to accept any deal. “An agreement (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  Told the Dáil that Britain remaining closely aligned with EU customs arrangements will benefit Irish businesses. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Cabinet will meet on Wednesday morning to discuss developments on a Brexit deal, Government Buildings said on Tuesday night in a short statement. (...)

The latest volume of official documents on Irish foreign policy reveal the suspicion Ulster Unionists had of Dublin’s intentions 60 years ago when then Taoiseach Sean Lemass (left) proposed greater trade cooperation between North and South for mutual benefit. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The latest volume of official documents on Irish foreign policy published yesterday reveals just how much has changed over the past 60 years but also (...)

Pursuit of the border backstop has been a policy fraught with danger for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The pursuit of the border backstop, and an iron-willed insistence that it must be included in a Brexit withdrawal deal, has been a policy fraught with(...)

The biggest difficulty   was the UK and EU agreeing on a way to avoid the return of a hard Irish border. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP

What has just happened? The European Union and United Kingdom have agreed the draft of a withdrawal agreement covering the terms of Britain’s departu(...)

Belfast solicitor John Finucane (left) is to stand for Sinn Féin in Belfast in next May’s local government elections.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

Belfast solicitor John Finucane is to stand for Sinn Féin in Belfast in next May’s local government elections, it was announced on Tuesday. Mr Finuca(...)

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