Jeffrey Sachs describes Donald Trump as a “nasty man” and “narcissistic, sadistic, impulsive”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government should use the €13 billion in disputed taxes from technology giant Apple to meet its commitment to overseas aid for the world’s poor, l(...)

Stéphane Crouzat, French  ambassador  to Ireland,  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad, and  Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice at the  climate change conference in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The rights of communities in the midlands who have depended on its bogs for a living over many decades need to be protected as Bord na Móna gets out o(...)

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends an EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, on October 16, 2018.Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

What is a no-deal Brexit? A no-deal Brexit is the term used to describe what happens if the UK leaves the European Union without concluding a withdr(...)

Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has sought to reassure unionists and the British government that the European Union’s proposal for a Border bac(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said “buying a house is certainly not a one-way bet”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Nearly 8,200 Irish mortgage holders have had their homes repossessed since the crash, the governor of the Central Bank has revealed. Philip Lane sai(...)

 Ruairí Quinn: he  suggested the  IIEA Brexit hub could play “a leading role in achieving cross-sectoral collaboration”

Talk is cheap. Sometimes. In the case of the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA), debate around Brexit could have been pretty expe(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to have a public spat with the British government over Brexit may be understandable but it is not very wise. His pr(...)

“The notion that Ireland could somehow do a better deal if it was not tied to the EU 27 is laughable.” Photograph: iStock/Getty

A feature of some commentary on Brexit is the depiction of the European Union as a potential threat to this country’s future prosperity rather than th(...)

Catherine Day, secretary general European Commission, told a media seminar in Dublin that the British were not yet ready to negotiate the UK’s departure from the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Britain’s political negotiators on Brexit are only understanding “very late in the day” how the European Union works, a senior adviser to European Com(...)

Migrants at a rally against living conditions at refugee camps in Greece. Photograph: Michalis Karagiannis/Reuters

Challenges created by the arrival of refugees to a country should not be framed as threats to our way of life but rather as an opportunity, a United N(...)

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