Theresa May is welcomed by the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a bilateral meeting on Brexit talks on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Good morning, If your first thought upon opening this digest was “not another Brexit spiel” you may also want to disconnect from all forms of online (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ‘continually fails to show the levels of leadership and personal responsibility that should be expected from someone who sits at the top of one of the world’s biggest companies’. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Mark Paul wrote a perceptive assessment in an opinion piece on January 24th last. The business affairs correspondent of this newspaper observed the te(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris wore his usual pale and pinched worried expression. Photograph: James Forde

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris settled into their front bench seats as TDs trickled into the chamber for the big debate. Sinn Féin had moved a motion(...)

Work continues at the site of the new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Where can a sick hospital go? The first ailment the new National Children’s Hospital has to deal with is a very unusual one. It is altitude sicknes(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will begin making major decisions to prepare the country for a no-deal Brexit – such as saving vulnerable industries and companies from(...)

The seven British Labour Party MPs who quit the party on Monday. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been warned he faces more resignations by MPs unless he gets a grip of the problem of anti-Semitism wi(...)

Simon Coveney  and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta, Carmelo Abela (right) speak with a colleague  during an European Foreign Affairs Council meeting, in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/ EPA

It is “not Ireland’s fault” that London is unable to secure agreement in the House of Commons for her Brexit withdrawal deal, Tánaiste and Minister fo(...)

 Simon Coveney  and Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Enzo Moavero Milanesi during a European Foreign Affairs Council meeting, in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Proposals put forward by the British Labour party leader for a deal on Brexit would be welcomed by Brussels, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs(...)

Luciana Berger said she was “embarrassed and ashamed” to remain in Labour. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Seven MPs have left the Labour Party to form a new group in the largest exodus from any British parliamentary party since the establishment of the Soc(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street yesterday. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has suffered a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons as MPs rejected her approach to Brexit with dozens of her own backbenchers absta(...)

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