Demonstrators dressed as Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  before taking part in a protest on Whitehall outside the entrance to Downing Street in London before Wednesday’s budget. Photograph: Getty

What impact will the UK Budget have on us? Well, the first key message is that UK economic growth forecasts have been cut. This was blamed on lower p(...)

Noel Dorr: he argues that even though it failed to bring peace Sunningdale marked a turning point of great historical importance

One of Ireland’s most eminent diplomats of the past half century has said that part of the reason for the collapse of the Sunningdale Agreement in 197(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson:   Britain will increase its financial offer for the divorce bill  if the EU agrees to move on to talks about the future trading relationship. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Downing Street has ruled out a key concession on EU citizens’ rights in Britain after Brexit, insisting that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) can h(...)

Gerry Adams during his address to delegates at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted his successor will not be anointed behind closed doors and a democratic process will take place. Mr Adams (...)

Former IRA hunger-striker, Laurence McKeown, wears clothes fashioned from a former prison blanket similar to the ones used by the prisoners known as the ‘Blanketmen’ who took part in the dirty protest in the Maze prison during the 1970s and 1980s. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The market for wall calendars is pretty crowded. If your life can be edified with fresh monthly images of fluffy kittens, laughing nuns or a pouty Pol(...)

 Theresa May leaves Downing St: A relatively calm week for the British prime minister.  Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

There was an unfamiliar scene in the House of Commons this week as Conservative MPs cheered loudly at the end of Theresa May’s weekly joust with Jerem(...)

The EU Division has returned to Iveagh House and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is one of the most powerful people in the Cabinet.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You’re unlikely to find anyone in Iveagh House, the Dublin headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs, who thinks Brexit is a good idea. Yet Br(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney meeting  Boris Johnson at Iveagh House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Border: when to negotiate its future post-Brexit, now or later? The European Union and the United Kingdom have their main sticking point – t(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (left) with British secretary of state Boris Johnson at Iveagh House in Dublin on Friday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and British foreign secretary Boris Johnson have offered conflicting views on when the issue of the Norther(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney said the EU taskforce would negotiate in a way that was consistent but fair and which showed some understanding of British difficulties.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government departments are preparing for the fallout from the UK failing to negotiate a withdrawal from the EU, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Cov(...)

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