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There has also been a drop in applications from Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, amid rising uncertainty about the impact of Brexit. Photograph: Getty

Points requirements for many college courses are likely to fall this year as new figures show a significant drop in the number of CAO applications. O(...)

Kids’ Court: from left,  Hannah, Jack, Daniel and Isaac from Annahilt Primary School in Co Down with principal Richard Reid. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

The four stern-faced judges were Hannah, Jack, Daniel and Isaac aged 10 and 11, and the man facing them in the dock was 51-year-old Michael from Co Ma(...)

 Britain’s secretary of state for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

The Northern Ireland secretary of state has unveiled a new direct rule budget for Northern Ireland that will, after months of delay, give the North ac(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Issues relating to Ireland must be dealt with first in Brexit negotiations in advance of all other matters, European Council president Donald Tusk has(...)

Greencoat UK Wind (UKW) which was the first renewable infrastructure fund to list on the London Stock Exchange main market. Photograph: iStock

London listed Greencoat UK Wind, a sister company of Dublin listed Greencoat renewables, has paid £163 million to acquire a windfarm in the North loca(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaking to the press in Senningen, Luxembourg. A draft of the broad principles of a post-Brexit free trade agreement between the EU and UK was sent out  by Mr Tusk to member states for their approval. Photograph: Reuters

The UK’s Brexit red lines have severely circumscribed EU options for any future deal, European Council president Donald Tusk warned London on Wednesda(...)

A new report disputed the British government’s claim the terms of the Withdrawal Bill would not result in a loss of rights. Photograph: Getty Images

Any diminution of rights as a result of Brexit would undermine the British government’s credibility and threaten peace in Northern Ireland, a group of(...)

John Redmond, John Bruton suggested, was a “better model for a 21st-century world than are those who did not accept the necessity for compromise”.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he could envisage a successor of his coming from the unionist tradition. Mr Varadkar referenced the controversial decisi(...)

Brian Hayes: “The parliament’s call for an ‘association agreement’ could serve as the basis for a possible solution for the future relationship with the UK”

A draft Brexit resolution likely to get strong backing from MEPs next week will give unequivocal support to the Northern Ireland protocol of the draft(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a press conference in Senningen. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

The European Council has said that a future trading relationship between the EU and the UK can only be agreed if commitments already made by London ar(...)

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