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Former UN special rapporteur on the right to food,  Olivier De Schutter: people are being “encouraged  to eat too much of the bad things”.  Photograph:   Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Irish families need better access to healthy food, a world expert on food sustainability has said. The former UN special rapporteur on the right to f(...)

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry speaking  in the House of Commons. She called  for Brexit to be postponed beyond March 29th. Photograph:   House of Commons/PA Wire

Brexiteers have reacted with anger at Donald Tusk’s musing about the place in hell reserved for those who advocated leaving the EU without having a pl(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May (right) leaves Stormont after talks on Brexit with party leaders on the second day of her visit to Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May heard two emphatic and opposing positions when she met the North’s five main parties on Wednesday – that the backst(...)

Kirby Tarrant, partner in charge of Clark Hill’s new Dublin office

US law firm Clark Hill has announced a strategic tie-up with the Irish firm O’Gradys Solicitors. The move gives the Irish entity significantly more (...)

Sterling has won support in recent weeks from a belief that a no-deal Brexit will be avoided. Photograph: Reuters

Sterling steadied on Wednesday but held near a two-week low as investors mulled a report that UK cabinet ministers are discussing plans to delay Brex(...)

A sign is seen during an anti-Brexit demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in London. File photograph: Hannah McKay

As the countdown clock continues to tick down to the UK’s departure from the European Union with no agreement in place, the chances of Brexit being de(...)

Zsuzsanna Bothné Rékai from Hungary: “It was difficult at the start because there were only about 10 Hungarians living in Cork at the time.” Photograph: Alan Betson

In February 2004, when Zsuzsanna Bothné Rékai’s son Mark was born, he immediately became an Irish citizen. Had he been born four months later, Mark wo(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaks with business representatives during her visit to Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/Reuters

There were some glaring contradictions in the message conveyed by British prime minister Theresa May during the first day of her visit to Northern Ire(...)

Theresa May  indicated she wasn’t so much rejecting the backstop, or performing a U-turn, but rather she needed a modified backstop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Theresa May, as is her wont, was short on specifics about what she wants from Dublin and Brussels to resolve the Brexit logjam but it did seem implici(...)

Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó (C)  in Caracas. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The imminent arrival in neighbouring countries of humanitarian aid destined for crisis-stricken Venezuela has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the (...)

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