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We meet the cousins tomorrow. In Yokohama. Seems a long way to go to meet the cousins. But this is the Rugby World Cup and we are talking Scotland. (...)

Brexit aftermath: David Cameron leaves Downing Street with his wife, Samantha, on July 13th, 2016, his final day as UK prime minister. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Who is David Cameron? He used to be one of the British Conservative Party’s most successful leaders since the second World War, restoring it to gover(...)

A snowdrop emerges from its bulb. File photograph: Getty

Brexit. Is there any other word that provokes such a potent mix of anxiety, ennui, fury and despair? As gardeners it’s made us realise how much we’ve (...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay in Brussels on Friday. “We are moving forward with momentum,” he told Sky News.  Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/EPA

UK “technical” papers on replacing the Northern Ireland backstop have done nothing to advance the Brexit talks, EU sources in Brussels say. Although (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said ‘everybody is trying to find a way forward that works for both sides but the negotiations take place in Brussels’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland is not attempting to make a bi-lateral deal on Brexit with the UK, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney has said. Mr Cove(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said there were still “serious problems” over the UK’s efforts to remove the backstop.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland has played down the prospect of a Brexit breakthrough, pointing to a “wide gap” between Boris Johnson’s position and that of the European Unio(...)

New this week: Sylvester Stallone in Rambo: Last Blood

Latest movies reviewed: All films in cinemas this week rated: The Irish Times what-to-see guide to the movies now in cinemas across Ireland. Read more(...)

Britain’s secretary of state for exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister). File Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/ AFP/Getty Images

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay will meet with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michael Barnier, in Brussels after Jean-Claude Juncker insisted “we can ha(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary at the airline’s agm in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Up to 20 Ryanair pilots in Dublin Airport face being laid off as the airline reins in planned expansion on the back of stalled aircraft deliveries. T(...)

A major problem for Ireland’s beef sector is that EU demand for the product is weak relative to supply.

This week’s paper from the Central Bank on Irish agriculture showed that beef farmers, on average, make nothing from rearing beef cattle, while most o(...)

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