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EU leaders were not impressed with Theresa May rehashing the UK’s “red line” conditions and needlessly setting new ones, by effectively saying it was Chequers or nothing. Photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

So, any progress this week on progress towards a deal on Brexit? Eh, no. In fact, the stalemate in the negotiations has become even more stale. The (...)

Wild-flower meadow. Photograph: Moment/Getty

Ask a group of gardeners what picture is conjured up in their mind’s eye when you say the word “meadow” and their answers will be surprisingly diverse(...)

Sterling plunged more than 1 per cent against the euro to close at €1.113. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Investors fled sterling after British premier Theresa May signalled that the UK could depart the European Union without a deal, potentially locking it(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May arrives to make a statement on Brexit negotiations at No 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Jack Taylor/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May has accused the European Union of failing to treat Britain with respect over Brexit and of attempting to break up the United Kingdom with (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “The EU is totally united, not just behind Ireland but also behind the single market.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has acknowledged Brexit negotiations are entering a “rocky patch” but expressed confidence a deal will be ultimately be brokere(...)

Seán O’Brien, Peter McCabe, Bundee Aki and Eoin Griffin at a Connacht squad training sesion at Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robin Copeland will make his Connacht debut, Tom Farrell has recovered from illness, Bundee Aki makes his first start of the season alongside him in m(...)

CEO John Kearney (left) and pilot Capt John Murray after Ireland’s first charity air ambulance service touched down at Kerry Airport following its first flight from Wales. Photograph: Don MacMonagle/PA Wire

Ireland’s first privately funded air ambulance service is set to become operational within the next six weeks. The AW109 helicopter has been leased (...)

British prime minister Theresa May ruled out two of the options still on the table after the remains of Chequers have been taken away. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Reuters

Theresa May’s defiant words in Downing Street may have been bombastic enough to have bought her the respite she needs from her Brexiteer critics to ge(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May says it is ’not acceptable’ for EU leaders to reject her plan in the absence of an alternative. Photograph:  Reuters

The EU must now come up with an alternative to her Brexit proposals, British prime minister Theresa May has said. The British PM said that talks had (...)

Denis O’Sullivan managing director of Gas Networks Ireland. “We connect between 13,000 and 14,000 new customers a year, and we operate one of the safest and most reliable networks in Europe.” Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

Denis O’Sullivan may have an answer to a quandary facing Irish agriculture. Our beef and dairy industries have drawn flak as a source of greenhouse ga(...)

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