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Leo Varaadkar, speaking at a press conference in  Government Buildings on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the agreement reached between the UK and the EU on Monday night is “positive” and “does not undermine the backstop”. (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron went over the heads of national leaders and addressed himself directly to “the citizens of Europe” in an article published in The Irish Times and newspapers in the other 27 EU states on Tuesday. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Faced with the populist-right revolt, the Brexit referendum and the rise of nationalist governments, the responses of centrist European leaders have b(...)

Marine Le Pen at a meeting in Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images

With the party’s history returning to haunt Le Pen, the RN leader talks about anti-Semitism, the gilets jaunes and her plan to undermine Brussels f(...)

John Richardson and his partner in front of the Park Hotel and Lake in the Burgerpark, Bremen, Germany

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, John Richardson fr(...)

Platforms such as Google’s YouTube will be legally responsible for the user-generated material they host in the EU and will have to obtain licences from rights-holders to show their material.

The first change to copyright law in the EU in almost two decades is designed to give artists, musicians and publishers a better chance of being paid (...)

British prime minister Theresa May  greets Malta’s prime minister Joseph Muscat: former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said he would accept a deal with a time-limited backstop. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Theresa May hopes to convince the House of Commons on Tuesday to give her another fortnight’s grace to keep pushing for changes to the Irish backstop (...)

 French cartoonist, artist and illustrator Tomi Ungerer  died at the aged 87. File photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

Award-winning and internationally renowned artist and writer Tomi Ungerer has died at his home in west Cork aged 87-years-old over the weekend. Auth(...)

Protesters wave Spanish flags during a demonstration  in Madrid against the government of Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid on Sunday to protest against the government’s handling of the Catalan question, as Spain braced itself (...)

Italy’s deputy prime minister  Luigi Di Maio, who has met a senior figure from the gilets jaunes protest movement in France. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Luigi Di Maio, the Italian deputy prime minister and leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), has met a senior figure from the gilet(...)

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, speaking  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France,  during the debate on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  Photograph:  EPA/Patrick Seeger

There’s a terrible feeling of deja vu. Once again we are faced with the inescapable reality that the only way forward on Brexit involves a UK repudiat(...)

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