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Pro Brexit demonstrators outside the Houses of Parliament. The YouGov survey of Conservative party members suggests that almost half (46 per cent) would be happy to see the Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage as their new leader. Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Conservative party members would be prepared to sacrifice the union, destroy their party or suffer economic damage to get the UK out of the European U(...)

The company will employ more than 100 sales staff, along with 10 people in an office in Dublin and 40 more in a services operation in Sligo.

Spanish utility company Iberdrola will spark renewed energy-price competition when it begins selling electricity to Irish homes this week and reveals (...)

A view of Rockall. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Irish spokesmen in the dispute with the Scots about the right of Irish vessels to fish near Rockall seem strangely oblivious to the basic maxim of goo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Irish troops in Mali in January. The existing troops are there in a non-combat training role.

Ireland went to war twice this week. One of these conflicts – the one that dominated public discussion – was a running joke. The idea that diplomatic (...)

Skipper of the Northern Celt, Adrian McClenaghan (centre), with his son, Mike McClenaghan (right) and crew member Kevin George (left). Photograph: Freya McClements

Fishing has been in the McClenaghan family for generations. Adrian McClenaghan’s grandfather was a fisherman, so too was his father; his two sons are (...)

Irish lawyers and diplomats have maintained that nothing as insubstantial or uninhabitable as Rockall can be said to constitute a national territory in any meaningful sense. Photograph: Irish Naval Service press office

“Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental shelf” – UN Convention(...)

Alex Dalkin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Alex Dalkin and her Irish boyfriend John arrived into Dublin airport in January with a large folder tucked neatly in their bag. As they approached the(...)

Rockall Island: “This lump of stone has becomes an improbable rock of contention.”

In the opinion of Jose Luis Borges, the great Argentinian writer, the Falklands War between his native country and the United Kingdom amounted to litt(...)

 Europe’s chief   Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (left) and  First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon  who held talks in  Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended Scottish threats to Irish fishing boats around Rockall as “in line with our obligations to upho(...)

Rockall, in the north Atlantic Ocean, pictured from  the Air Corps’ Casa CN235 maritime patrol aircraft.  File photograph: Sgt Paul Maguire/Irish Air Corps

The sudden outbreak of tension between the Scottish government and Ireland over fishing rights around Rockall is probably just a hint of the kind of d(...)

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