Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Noelle O’Connell is executive director of European Movement Ireland, which is running a campaign to encourage Irish people in Britain to register to v(...)

Brexit would give UK greater control over tax affairs but freedoms are a double-edged sword. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

The debate on a British exit from the European Union is deep-rooted in sovereignty. It is about the control the UK has over its own laws and regulatio(...)

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson responded to  Nigel Lawson, chairman of the Vote Leave campaign, who said checks would be needed along the Border to prevent illegal immigration in the event of Brexit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has warned any attempt to introduce Irish Border controls would be “a major setback for the political process in the North”. Sinn Féin MEP (...)

British ambassador Dominick Chilcott. Photograph:

Britain exiting the European Union would reduce the contact between Irish and British politicians and officials that takes place in Brussels and woul(...)

Des Dalton at the Republican Sinn Féin shop on Dublin’s Parnell Street, surrounded by republican paraphernalia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The rooms in Republican Sinn Féin’s offices on Parnell Street in Dublin are filled with a chaotic clutter, a mass of agitprop paraphernalia stuffed in(...)

What is Brexit? The countdown has begun to the United Kingdom’s referendum on withdrawal from the European Union. The stakes are high: if UK voters o(...)

 Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland, addressing an Irish Exporters Association forum on Wednesday. Photograph: Maxwells.

The British government will not hold a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union “if the people deliver the wrong answer” in the (...)

“The admission that the euro was a mistake should not be confused with a desire to dissolve it. That would be even more catastrophic. It is merely a recognition that we are trapped in a dysfunctional monetary system.” (Photograph: JOHN MACDOUGAL/AFP/Getty Images)

There has hardly been a year when the EU has not been on the brink of some crisis: banking, sovereign debt, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and now ref(...)

 David Cameron: Even if the prime minister  achieves the square root of nought in his renegotiation of membership, Britain is already estranged from the EU core by its currency. Photograph: Justin Tallis/Reuters

Meant to wound, “Perfidious Albion” sometimes feels like a backhanded compliment. The world can see that Britain has done well out of its reluctance t(...)

Jimmy O’Mahony: an important career milestone was his appointment as secretary to the new marketing committee in the Department of Agriculture in 1948

For someone whose work had a considerable impact on the nation’s economic life, Jimmy O’Mahony, who has died aged 90, remained very much below the rad(...)

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