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Voters are divided on the Government’s approach to Brexit, the Border issue and its future approach to the negotiations, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister of State  Helen McEntee meeting British PM Theresa May and her chief of staff Gavin Barwell  in Sofia. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP.

Theresa May has set out in broad outline to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar long-awaited new British proposals on post-Brexit customs arrangements. The Britis(...)

Former diplomat Ray Bassett has told a meeting at Westminster that the Government and the EU should drop their demand for a backstop agreement on the Border ahead of next month’s European Union summit in Brussels. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Irish diplomat Ray Bassett has told a meeting at Westminster that the Government and the EU should drop their demand for a backstop agreement o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives at an informal European Union  summit with Western Balkans countries at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Britain’s Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union could be in question if progress is not made in Brexit t(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  Simon Coveney:  any disagreement towards the end of this year over the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union would leave little time before Brexit formally took effect next March. Photograph: Tom Honan

It will be better to have a “crisis” in the Brexit talks next month rather than later this year, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has told a meeting of Fine Gae(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk during a media conference prior to an EU-western Balkans in Sofia, Bulgaria. Trump “has made us realise that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm”. Photograph:  Virginia Mayo/AP

The threat posed by Donald Trump’s administration has been likened to that of China and Russia by Donald Tusk as he condemned the US’s withdrawal from(...)

 Asim Mumtaz with his wife Sidra and their children, Eshall (5), Azlaan (3) and Sofia aged five months. Photograph: Tom Honan

The first time Asim Mumtaz used an ATM in Dublin he turned to a passerby for help. Having tried unsuccessfully a number of times to figure out the ins(...)

Irish Tax Institute communications director Olivia Buckley: “The effectiveness of existing global tax rules is challenged by the ongoing digitalisation of the economy,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A European Commission proposal to tax the digital turnover of big tech firms could be challenged legally if it gets across the line, the Irish Tax Ins(...)

Sunset Resort is what Appreciating Assets terms 'an excellent frontline development'

Irish interest in Bulgarian property flourished at a time when our property investors/owners were feeling invincible, from about 2003 onwards. Explosi(...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel with Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has told Serbia that it must accept the sovereignty of Kosovo if it wants to join the European Union, in a blunt message that was welcomed in (...)

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