The North currently runs a budget deficit of £9 billion-£10 billion

Irish reunification would cause a financial shock in the Republic, requiring either a major hike in taxes or a significant reduction in public spendin(...)

Simon Coveney: he said  the migratory nature of fish stocks  meant they  belonged to everyone and needed to be managed effectively as a resource.  Photograph: Getty Images

Europe’s fishing industry will not be sacrificed to secure a free trade deal with the UK, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. Altho(...)

It is unfortunate that a role was never found for Ian Marshall at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall says “the entire unionist community feels let down and left behind” by the new government’s failure to nominate a unionist(...)

A prison Officer and a working dog inside Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn File photograph: Alan Betson

Cork County Council has called on the Government not to allow the extradition of any Irish citizen to Northern Ireland or any part of the UK amid fear(...)

The absence of information on Capt Robert Nairac’s fate is thought to have been a consequence of his being a British officer and of his rumoured links to several “atrocities”. File photograph: PA

The organisation charged with finding the remains of those who “disappeared” during the Troubles has said securing crucial information is their “great(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore during a press conference with former US Diplomat Dr Richard Haass at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin today. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has today condemned the US for eavesdropping on the telephone conversations of European leaders.Mr Gilmore was speaking at the (...)