Tánaiste Simon Coveney and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, last Tuesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/AFP/Getty Images.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said a Brexit deal is still possible this week, despite the DUP hardening its opposition to a potential solution to the dea(...)

It was striking – and encouraging – to hear Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson emerge from their three-hour meeting in Liverpool on Thursday and announce in a joint statement that they could see “a pathway towards a possible deal.” Photograph: Noel Mullen/ Irish Government Press Office via Getty Images

The Brexit negotiation process has vindicated pessimists at every turn. Not in well over a year has any meeting between British and EU leaders conclud(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA.

Boris Johnson has pledged the Conservatives would not stand on an explicitly no-deal Brexit election manifesto after moderate Tory MPs threatened to r(...)

Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, came to Ireland in 1851 at the invitation of then Catholic archbishop of Dublin Paul Cullen to be the rector of a new Catholic University, now UCD. Photograph: Getty Images

A former UCD registrar has described as “extraordinarily narrowminded” a decision by the university that it will not be officially represented at the (...)

Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings: wants to give the impression as far as possible that the prime minister is being dragged kicking and screaming to requesting a Brexit delay against his will. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s chances of finalising a Brexit deal at an EU leaders’ summit on October 17-18th are receding, and attention is turning to whether the (...)

A file image showing the aftermath of the Shankill Road bombing on December 13th, 1971. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new pension for victims of the Troubles that has been passed in Westminster “rules out” IRA members injured while carrying out attacks, one of the c(...)

Cardinal John Henry Newman was a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England

Neither the Government nor University College Dublin are expected to be officially represented at the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Ro(...)

Mary McAleese: ‘It is certainly regrettable that the dominant Northern voice in the House of Commons is that of a pro-Brexit party which does not represent the view of the majority in Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

Ireland’s most senior Catholic, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin, was blunt when he spoke on the margins of the Cathol(...)

Belfast’s High Court ruled on Thursday that abortion laws there are incompatible with the UK’s human rights commitments. Above, Sarah Ewart (front centre) leaves the court after her case was upheld. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The representative body of Irish Catholic Bishops has called for the restoration of the devolved administration in Stormont in an effort to block the (...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin: “I would go so far to say the factionalism that has emerged in the whole Brexit debate has become dangerous.” File photograph: Tom Honan

Northern Ireland Catholics have been left out of the Brexit debate in the UK, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin has said. “(...)

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