Taoiseach Micheál Martin has  said the island of Ireland had been united in revulsion at Russian aggression against Ukraine. File photograph: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images

The war in Ukraine is a “stark reminder” that we cannot take democracy and peace for granted, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said, in a statement markin(...)

Micheál Martin said controversial remarks by Bertie Ahern were made at an academic conference, where ‘things get said’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has moved to play down comments by his predecessor Bertie Ahern that some loyalists don’t understand the Northern Ireland pro(...)

British cabinet minister Michael Gove has expressed confidence that a deal over the Northern Ireland protocol can be agreed without recourse to unilateral action under Article 16. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty Images

A senior British cabinet minister has expressed confidence that a deal over the Northern Ireland protocol can be agreed without recourse to unilateral(...)

The challenge is to ensure that arrangements, as agreed by the UK and the EU, work – and are seen to work – in the interests of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

August was a decidedly quiet month for the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. This is no guarantee, however, that the autumn will pass without many(...)

Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Belfast. The North’s Minister for Justice has condemned a ‘chilling’ threat from loyalist paramilitaries. File photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Justice has condemned the “chilling” threat from loyalist paramilitaries that Irish Government Ministers and officials are no(...)

 Arlene Foster  said she  also excited about what may lay ahead. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Stormont’s outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster has said she is “sad” at the manner in which she was ousted as she prepares for her final engagements(...)

Nationalist youths clashing with loyalists at the Lanark Way peaceline in west Belfast: Nationalists understandably want the Irish Government to take an assertive position by their side with unionism in meltdown. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Four years ago, Dublin and London took an institution meant to solve problems and turned it into a controversy in its own right. Now this is happening(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British prime minister Boris Johnson greet each other with an elbow bump at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast last August. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds. – William Shakespeare ( Sonne(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin greets British prime minister Boris Johnson  with an elbow bump at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast last August. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland’s relations with the United Kingdom involve fundamental values and interests expressed through changing events that require enduring instituti(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘I think all of us share the challenge of the impact of Covid on the economy and jobs and on livelihoods.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called for a more co-ordinated response to coronavirus between the British and Irish governments and the devolved adminis(...)

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