Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the Congress of the European Federation of Public Service Unions the best way to mitigate against risks posed by Brexit is to improve economy through ‘higher productivity’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said Ireland will be the “second biggest losers” if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal on Octobe(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking at EPSU trade union congress in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Jack Power

President Michael D Higgins has criticised his US counterpart Donald Trump’s policy on climate change as “regressive and pernicious” on the eve of his(...)