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 Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas: called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened later this year. Photograph:  Timothy A Clary/Getty Images

The United States is “ready to talk” Middle East peace with the Palestinians, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remar(...)

Denis McShane: Most obvious threat is the end of the common customs union between the UK and its EU partners including Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish politicians should seek to mobilise Irish business leaders in the UK to campaign for a soft Brexit to ensure that Ireland does not suffer the so(...)

Microplastics are small plastic fragments that commonly originate from the breakdown of larger plastic items. Photograph: Getty Images

Labour and the Green Party have called on the Government to pass legislation banning the use of microbeads and other micro-plastics immediately. The (...)

 Graham Dwyeris brough into court in 2013.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Graham Dwyer has asked the High Court to strike down provisions of the law that allowed data from mobile phones to be used as evidence during his tria(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis: “We are a leading proponent of the rules based international system,” he told an audience in Vienna. Photograph:  Roland Schlager/EPA

Brexit secretary David Davis has called for state aid rules to continue to apply in both Britain and the European Union to ensure fair competition af(...)

Brexit Secretary David Davis leaves Number 10 Downing Street on February 8th. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Even by the standards of party conference season, it was an impressive show of stamina. An afternoon that began for David Davis in the bar of Manchest(...)

Additives – concerns have been raised in recent years about potential ill-effects on cardiovascular health following two studies

Rashers have got such a bad rap lately, you might wonder if it is even worth reading the packet when you buy them. But it is. Scrutinise the list of i(...)

Less than 30%  of Irish retailers have an e-commerce capability on their websites, and 22%  have no online presence at all. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s town centres will struggle to survive if businesses do not get the support of the State in their fight against online giants, a leading reta(...)

CBL revealed less than two weeks ago that the Central Bank of Ireland (above) had also commenced a “supervisory engagement process” in relation to group’s Irish-regulated unit, CBL Insurance Europe.

The Central Bank of Ireland has ordered the European arm of troubled New Zealand-based specialist insurer CBL Corporation to stop writing business. (...)

During Graham Dwyer’s trial, his lawyers argued the mobile phone data was inadmissible as evidence but those arguments were rejected by the trial judge Mr Justice Tony Hunt. File hotograph: Cyril Byrne

A legal challenge by convicted murderer Graham Dwyer over the use of mobile phone records during his trial is due to open at the High Court on Tuesday(...)

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