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“The Border communities are currently at a double disadvantage with the imminence of Brexit and the non-functioning of the assembly in Stormont”

Businesses in Border counties should immediately draw up strategies to be implemented post-Brexit “which will protect current cross-Border business ar(...)

Nick Henderson: ‘I don’t say this lightly but we believe that is in clear breach of both Irish and European Union law.’

The Government is breaking national and international law by failing to carry out vulnerability assessments of asylum seekers upon arrival in this cou(...)

 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt; Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; and John McCarthy, the department’s chief economist at the launch of the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Economists here broadly agree that a reversal of some sort for the Irish economy is inevitable but differ on what might cause it or how severe it is l(...)

Lisa Smith from Dundalk (to right of then taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Chief of Staff) converted to Islam and moved to Syria. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said former Islamic State bride Lisa Smith could possibly face criminal charges if she returns to Ireland. Mr Varadkar in(...)

Lodge secretary Keith Roulston and Stewart McClean, deputy master of the Orange Order lodge in Newtowncunningham. Photograph: Freya McClements

In Newtowncunningham Orange Hall in Co Donegal, yoga class is under way. Yoga mats are laid out in rows on the floor; at the back of the stage i(...)

Investors are betting that Christine Lagarde’s nomination to be the next president of the European Central Bank will extend an era of ultra-loose monetary policy in the euro zone.

Irish long-term interest rates have hit a record low as the global bond market enjoyed a powerful rally on Wednesday. Investors are betting that Chris(...)

Experts have repeatedly warned that the corporation tax tide may soon go out, based as it is on the inherently unstable notion of corporate profitability.

Five years ago there was a global outcry about multinational tax, and Ireland, which hosted so many of these companies and their elaborate tax-avoida(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

A 75cl bottle of white wine costing €5.99 will increase by €1.11. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government is set to fast-track new laws to clamp down on cheap alcohol sales in off-licences and supermarkets, with the Cabinet expected to appro(...)

Collapse of Stormont means the North-South Ministerial Council has not met for three years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How is any form of Brexit supposed to pass the test set by the so-called “mapping exercise” into impacts on the Belfast Agreement? Perhaps Brexit doe(...)

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