Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a full renegotiation of the confidence-and-supply agreement could be wrapped up within a month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The future rollout of broadband across the country will form a central part of upcoming talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as the threat of an im(...)

The departure of Denis Naughten as Minister for Communications means that the Government’s hold on power has become even more precarious.

It has been another tumultuous week in Irish politics with the shock resignation of a Cabinet minister, the production of an uninspiring budget and th(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin wrote to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “I think it is best if we both state upfront, irrespective of what happens during the confidence and supply review process, that we both agree not to bring down the Government”.

The best way to provide stability for the country as Brexit takes effect is for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to agree to hold the next election in the su(...)

Varadkar either wants an election, or he wants Fianna Fáil to believe he wants an election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The election drumbeats are still in the mid-distance, but they are getting closer. When Leo Varadkar sought to nudge Micheál Martin into resolving th(...)

Could Northern Ireland become Ireland’s Gibraltar for EU citizenship purposes? Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The issue of Brexit and EU rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland has been overshadowed by concerns about the Border. But it is looking more an(...)

The Berlaymont in Brussels. Photograph: iStock

The lure of a job in Brussels for Ireland’s younger graduate generation would seem to be waning. A generation gap has opened up in the ranks of Irish (...)

Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones fears Brexit negotiations will produce “a fudge” on a solution to avoid a hard Border in Ireland, pushing “the same (...)

Bono in Brussels: the U2 singer with Antonio Tajani of the European Parliament. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Bono has called on artists to celebrate the “romance” of Europe at a time when the value of the EU has come under question. Visiting the European Par(...)

Leader of France’s far-right National Rally (RN) party Marine Le Pen  with Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini: want  Eurosceptical, populist parties to obtain a blocking minority in  the Strasbourg assembly. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli

Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini launched their campaigns for the May 29th, 2019, European parliamentary elections together in Rome on Monday. Their g(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, meets Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill,  SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Steven Agnew, leader of the Green Party, in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/Reuters

Leaders of the North’s four Remainer parties were in Brussels on Friday to insist on the importance of defending the backstop and on the vital need fo(...)

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