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European Council President Donald Tusk before his speech at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The UK has again been warned by the EU that unless it comes up with a solution that avoids a hard Border on the island of Ireland, both arrangements f(...)

Surface-to-air missile defences light up the sky over Damascus during  US-led air strikes on Syria. Photograph: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

The EU’s unequivocal support for Saturday’s missile strikes on Syria is likely to be somewhat muted on Monday when foreign ministers meet in Luxembour(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: will tell MPs she took the air strike action to alleviate further humanitarian suffering in Syria caused by chemical weapons attacks and that it was in Britain’s national interest to do so.   Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA

Theresa May will on Monday seek an emergency debate in the House of Commons about last weekend’s air strikes against Syria, giving MPs a chance to exp(...)

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, after his Fidesz party’s victory in the parliamentary elections in Budapest last weekend. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A European Parliament draft report has urged the EU to launch action that could suspend Hungary’s voting rights in the bloc, due to the threat to dem(...)

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk told UCD Law Society students that he was a fan of Conor McGregor. Photograph: PA

Thousands of people are looking to a post-Brexit future for the Northern Ireland peace process with “concern and anxiety”, European Council president (...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (centre) attends Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development  Party’s provincial chairmen meeting in Ankara on March 30th. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

As Donald Trump has his tweets, the leader of Turkey has his speeches. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes up to three every weekday – two a day on w(...)

 Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave European Union flags from the top deck of a bus parked outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-OLivas/AFP/Getty Images

It seems nothing is out of bounds as people contemplate life after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Even health risks from below-standar(...)

Rory Montgomery: regarded as the “intellectual powerhouse on all things European”.

Most Thursday mornings they meet in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at Iveagh House on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green. There are no green jer(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney being interviewed by Simon Carswell on Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson

A year out from Brexit, Simon Coveney admits the ideal solution would be for Britain to change its mind but this is not likely. This has left the Tán(...)

Simon Coveney: June is a significant date from an Irish perspective. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “some serious questions’’ will have to be asked if there is no progress by June on the “backstop’’ in the Brexit treat(...)

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