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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis met under the auspices of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photograph: PA

Proposals that would see non-Irish people forced to get an electronic visa waiver before crossing the border are not yet finalised as far as the Gover(...)

MPs at Westminster voted to reinstate the need for a US-style visa waiver for non-Irish EU citizens crossing the Border as part of new UK immigration laws.  Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

MPs at Westminster voted on Tuesday night to reinstate the requirement for a US-style visa waiver for non-Irish EU citizens crossing the Border as par(...)

‘If an electronic travel authorisation is a simple online form covering all non-work trips for several years, what is the legitimate objection?’ Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Is it the position of Irish nationalism that the UK has no right at all to regulate who crosses the Irish Border? The British government is to introd(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers chaired the committee. File photograph: Tom Honan

Irish citizens in Northern Ireland should have the right to vote in European elections, a new report recommends. The Seanad’s Special Committee on B(...)

People holding Basque flags take part in a demonstration demanding the release of prisoners affiliated to the separatist group Eta in Basauri on December 31st, 2018. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty

Jailed members of the defunct Basque terrorist group Eta have issued a plea for an end to public events celebrating their release from prison and whic(...)

A floral tribute to the victims of Eta member Henri Parot, in the Plaza de la Memoria in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Euskadi. Photograph: Getty

It has been 10 years since the Basque terrorist group Eta formally announced the end of its campaign of violence. But the political and cultural after(...)

Arnaldo Otegi has served several jail terms, including one for involvement in an Eta kidnap in the 1980s. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty

Separatists in Spain are furious at a supreme court decision to repeat the trial of Basque politician Arnaldo Otegi for allegedly trying to re-form an(...)

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez (centre) walking with  Basque Socialist Party candidate Idoia Mendia (second right) before  a Basque Country regional election rally in Vitoria, northern Spain. Photograph:  EPA/David Aguilar

Spain holds its first elections since Covid-19 struck this Sunday, and both scheduled ballots have been overshadowed by concerns about new outbreaks o(...)

A protester holds a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag during a sit-in protest  in Barcelona. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP

We live in baffling, distressing and very frightening times. The real and present dangers we face – chronic and deepening inequality, climate and bio(...)

Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea, also known as Josu Ternera, in Bilbao in 2002. Ternera read the communiqué which formalised Eta’s termination in May 2018. Photograph: Alfredo Aldai/EPA

The former leader of terrorist group Eta known as Josu Ternera has been arrested in France after being on the run since 2002. French and Spanish secu(...)

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