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Jeffrey Donaldson   says the deal has the potential to break up the United Kingdom. File photograph: Eric Luke

Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal has the potential to break up the United Kingdom because it will treat Northern Ireland differently, Democratic Uni(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The German economy contracted for the first time since 2015 in the third quarter as global trade disputes swung the traditional export growth engine (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  Told the Dáil that Britain remaining closely aligned with EU customs arrangements will benefit Irish businesses. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Cabinet will meet on Wednesday morning to discuss developments on a Brexit deal, Government Buildings said on Tuesday night in a short statement. (...)

  Steve Baker: “The Irish were asked twice, and by the time the Irish had been asked twice I was going through the roof.” Photograph: Getty Images

Within hours of the news that British and EU negotiators had agreed a draft withdrawal agreement, Conservative Brexiteers in the European Research Gro(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  on  November 13th, 2018. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

European shares recovered on Tuesday as hopes for an easing of the Sino-US trade war and an imminent Brexit deal chased away the previous session’s fe(...)

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A hard Brexit could hit the number of British tourists visiting Ireland, the head of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons has warned. Mr Gibbons said it was(...)

New Zealand’s minister for  foreign affairs  Winston Peters. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Small states such as Ireland and New Zealand need to fight for their values and assert their interests in a time of global instability, New Zealand’s (...)

“The recent uptick in British nationals in work and the decline in workers from the so-called A8 Eastern European countries both seem to be accelerating.”

UK Unemployment has increased by 21,000 even though record numbers of people are in work, new figures reveal. The jobless total rose to 1.38 million (...)

Criminalising the purchase of sex, but not the sale of sex, is the best way to end the demand for prostitution and effectively tackle trafficking, according to a Europe-wide report published today.

Criminalising the purchase of sex, but not the sale of sex, is the best way to end the demand for prostitution and effectively tackle trafficking, acc(...)

Despite Ireland’s economic recovery and uncertainty over Brexit, Irish people continue to move across the Irish Sea in large numbers. Although the num(...)

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