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According to a lawmaker present in the meeting, Mr Johnson said: ‘We’re not there yet. We are ascending the mountain, peak is in sight though partly shrouded in cloud.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg

The UK and the European Union were on the verge of a last-minute Brexit deal on Wednesday but prime minister Boris Johnson still has work to do at hom(...)

Certain supplements for specific groups will be exempt from the new VAT treatment.

Food supplements used by slimmers, sportspeople and bodybuilders will be hit with VAT in the Finance Bill in a move that could raise close to €10 mill(...)

US Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren at the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Westerville, Ohio. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP.

Democratic presidential hopefuls took aim at Elizabeth Warren in a televised debate on Tuesday, in the latest sign that the Massachusetts senator is s(...)

The Tesla Model 3 an official range of up to 560km depending on your choice, a 0-100km/h time as low as 3.4 seconds, and a price tag starting at €48,900.

Tesla is the car brand for the Big Bang Theory generation. If Sheldon Cooper built a car, this Tesla would be it. What other car has a menu of fart no(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue is visiting the US capital to attend the autumn meetings of the IMF. Photographer: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue is to raise concerns about new tariffs imposed by the United States on European exports, including Irish food pr(...)

US Congressman Richard Neal speaks during a meeting with Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Dublin on April 16th, 2019. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

A member of the United States House of Representatives has warned that US Congress will not pass a trade deal with Britain if the Belfast Agreement is(...)

Edel Cannon: ‘At the moment I’m alive and feeling well.’ Photograph: Peter Barnes

When accountant and mother-of-three Edel Cannon discovered that she had the BRCA1 gene, she knew her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer was v(...)

The British microbiologist Alexander Fleming, who received the Nobel Prize in 1945 for his  discovery of penicillin in 1928. Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

The discovery of penicillin instigated one of history’s greatest medical advances, and our archives reveal that Irish scientists, seaweed harvesters, (...)

The audit planned by the Department of Foreign Affairs is scheduled to begin later this month. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to carry out an audit of Goal as it “normalises” its relationship with the charity three years after it was hit b(...)

Daniel Mullaney is due to meet officials in the Department of Finance, and also to hold roundtable meetings with large US employers here. File photograph: Thierry Tronnel/Corbis via Getty Images

A senior official in the Trump administration is this week holding behind-closed-doors meetings with Government and industry figures in Dublin about t(...)

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