New Zealand landscape. In 1971 Wellington and the EEC agreed a special arrangement for New Zealand’s butter, cheese and lamb sectors, which were all vital to the national economy.

Brexiteers might not deem it a parallel befitting their wildly inflated sense of national self-importance, but the UK’s best hope is that Brexit turns(...)

Sean Lemass pictured with Eamon de Valera  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former taoiseach Seán Lemass would have aligned with the present Irish Government in relation to Brexit but he could not be considered as a social pro(...)

O'donoghue

Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

The referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is the 40th referendum held since the State was founded. The highest turnout in any(...)

A reduction in funding under the common agricultural policy (CAP) would have a “detrimental effect” on both the Irish agricultural sector and the economy as a whole, an Oireachtas committee has said. Photograph: iStock

Increases in Irish contributions to the European Union as a result of Brexit should be limited and our agricultural subsidies defended, an Oireachtas (...)

Picture of an old British passport (left) and a burgundy UK passport in the European Union style format. Photograph: PA Wire

British passports will return to having blue covers after Brexit, it has been confirmed. The new design, which will no longer include the European Un(...)

The EU Division has returned to Iveagh House and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is one of the most powerful people in the Cabinet.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You’re unlikely to find anyone in Iveagh House, the Dublin headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs, who thinks Brexit is a good idea. Yet Br(...)

A file image of Seán Óg Ó hAilpín during his hurling career. On Sundaym the All Ireland winner told the annual Sean Moylan commemoration in north Cork on Sunday that the former War of Independence leader was a trailblazer. Photograph: The Irish Times

War of Independence hero and former minister for education Sean Moylan had a vision for Irish education that was inclusive and available to all, All-I(...)

The report says: ‘Sir Edward Heath allegedly raped and indecently assaulted a male, aged 11 years, during a paid sexual encounter in private in a dwelling.’ Photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters

Former prime minister Edward Heath would have been questioned about alleged sex offences, including the rape of an 11-year-old boy, if he was alive, B(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Mr Varadkar has announced plans for seven referendums. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

We Irish are among the most referenderised people in the world. We have been to the polls to vote on specific propositions for constitutional change n(...)

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