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Colleen Hennessy with her son Thomas at their home on the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry.

“There is a smell of ketones off him,” said the public health nurse. She sat on our couch, drinking a cup of tea made by my husband and told me my ne(...)

Pro-European Union anti-Brexit demonstrators protesting outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

As Theresa May’s Brexit “war cabinet” finished their first ever discussion of what they hope for from the final Brexit deal, Michel Barnier’s senior a(...)

The results of the Irish project could be used to improve the diagnosis of genetic diseases, particularly illnesses that are prevalent among  people with Irish ancestry, including multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis and coeliac disease.

A new “Irish DNA atlas” has mapped the genes of the people of Ireland in detail, finding genetic evidence of Viking settlement in Ireland for the firs(...)

Under the IPPR’s “shared market” model, Britain could diverge from the EU — or vice versa — on matters such as goods, services, capital and state aid. The other party would then have a right to raise an objection. If no agreement were reached within six months, the diverging side would “lose a proportionate level of its preferential trading arrangement”. Photograph:  Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Britain and the EU can permanently align their rules after Brexit, with a mechanism to allow some divergence in exchange for compensation, an influent(...)

A Union flag, an EU Flag and a ‘One Way’ street sign in London: Leave voters are unlikely to blame a disappointing Brexit on their own decision last year. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

It was shortly after 7am and the cafe was already filling up nicely, with huddles of bantering builders gathered around most of the formica-topped tab(...)

An anti-Brexit protester stands outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The relief in Brussels was palpable. Despite its ambiguities and conditionalities, notably on Ireland, the phase-one divorce deal on key priorities re(...)

A reindeer grazing in the snow as a Norwegian patrol ship passes behind south of Tromso, Norway. Photograph: Stephen Starr

In the port of Tromso, one of the northernmost cities in the world and Atlantic gateway to the Arctic, patrol vessels are on the move. When one ship l(...)

French environment minister  Nicolas Hulot (on the screen) speaking to OECD secretary general Angel Gurria (right)) and Mexico’s secretary of environment  Rafael Pacchiano (second right) during a session  of the One Planet Summit. Photograph: Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron was the first to admit the contrast between the festive atmosphere at the One Planet Summit he convened on Tuesday a(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis aspires to a “Canada-plus-plus-plus” deal. Photograph: PA Wire

When we postpone a chore or leave a tough conversation for another day, it is in the rational hope that we might never have to do it. Sometimes we tur(...)

Marine Scotland says artisanal hand cutting, or picking, wild seaweed has far less environmental impact than mechanised harvesting. File photograph: Getty Images

A west Cork-based environmental group has said it is “utterly disappointed” with Minister of State for Housing Damien English for failing to consult i(...)

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