Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan said ‘the report highlights the challenges to conserve biodiversity in Ireland.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Agricultural practices are impacting negatively on 70 per cent of internationally important habitats in Ireland, a report submitted to the EU by the N(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: Dr Merkel has praised Hungary’s border guards for “showing the courage to place humanity above the rules” in 1989. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban have glossed over their differences and called for European unity as they ma(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘I want a deal. We’re ready to work with our friends and partners to get a deal, but if you want a good deal for the UK, you must simultaneously get ready to come out without one.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Pool/EPA

Prime minister Boris Johnson has told Taoiseach Leo Varadkar the Common Travel Area between Britain and Ireland will not be affected by the ending of (...)

Boris Johnson  is demanding that the backstop, the insurance policy to avoid a hard border, is abolished in order for there to be an orderly UK exit. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British pro-Brexit MP Marcus Fysh has described leaked British government papers outlining the effects of a no-deal Brexit as the work of people who d(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is expected to speak to British prime minister Boris Johnson this week.  File photograph:  Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Reuters

Leaked British government papers that outline the effect of a no-deal Brexit show the need for an orderly withdrawal by the UK from the EU, Government(...)

Barry O’Sullivan: ‘I would suggest staying calm when you get the results. Nothing bad is going to happen, regardless of how it works out.’

“On results day, I wasn’t confident or nervous. I was having a great summer and was very relaxed. In fact, I forgot about the day of my results; it wa(...)

Minister of State for Financial Services  Michael D’Arcy said the European Union has moved the Brexit date on a number of occasions and he did not see any more flexibility being offered.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The UK will leave the European Union in October without a divorce deal causing a severe economic shock that could leave countries such as Ireland requ(...)

Apple was nudged by a legal change around companies filing accounts with the Companies Registration Office. Photograph: Justin Lane

Are we entering a new era of transparency in the financial dealings of tech companies? If the global powers that be have their way, we certainly will.(...)

“There was little evidence that the unions were vocal in their disagreement with the new entrant salary reduction.” Photograph: Getty Images

The 2012 decision to cut the pay of new hospital consultants is an example of a policy failure that was influenced by political and union self-interes(...)

EU competition regulators on Friday ordered France to recover €8.5 million in illegal aid granted to Ryanair at Montpellier airport because it gave the Irish low-cost carrier an unfair advantage. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Ryanair has vowed to challenge two rulings that threaten to cost the airline more than €10 million in total. EU competition regulators on Friday orde(...)

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