Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) and former taoiseach Enda Kenny during the European of the Year award ceremony  in recognition of Kenny’s contribution to Irish-EU relations in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Enda Kenny has maintained a strict silence since stepping down as Taoiseach exactly a year ago this week, but yesterday saw his first major interventi(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year  award. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The British government is “riven by internal dissent” and lacks credibility on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, former taoiseach Enda Kenn(...)

Men of the Week: members of Waterford City and County Council who stood for a group photograph to highlight their support for a No vote in the referendum. Photograph:  Darren Skelton/Waterford News & Star.

The dining hall of the Honourable Society of King’s Inns is a magnificent room wherein baby barristers are granted the privilege of dining with eminen(...)

 James Byrne and James McMahon attend last weekend’s Irexit: Freedom to Prosper conference in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Flames of populism may have ignited the political infernos of Donald Trump and Brexit in 2016 and sparked growing Euroscepticism across Europe, but in(...)

A protester  takes part in an anti-Brexit demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

On May 10th, 1972, What Do I Do by Sandie, Joe and the Dixies was top of the Irish charts, and it was the day the electorate faced the question of whe(...)

Dara Murphy: The Minister for European Affairs said the   impact on Ireland of a hard Brexit  “would be in the half-penny place compared to the economic devastation that a withdrawal from the EU would cause.”

Ireland’s interests will be fully reflected in the Brexit negotiations at every stage, Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has said. He was sp(...)

Andrew McDowell: said the strength of the Irish recovery had highlighted significant planning and infrastructure bottlenecks.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to open an office in Ireland for first time in bid to beef up its lending here, which still trails the European(...)

Ireland South MEP Brian Crowley: His non-attendance  due to illness meant that Ireland had one of the lowest participation rates in the European Union. Mr Crowley continues to participate in European Parliament work through his office in Cork. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

The attendance rate for Irish MEPs attending the European Parliament’s plenary sessions rose in 2015, new figures show. However, the non-attendance (...)

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(...)

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

MEPs gathered in Strasbourg this week for a regular plenary session of the European Parliament. As expected, the migration crisis and recent revelatio(...)

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