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After four years as the European Union’s top diplomat in Washington, David O’Sullivan will soon leave the US capital – as well as the EU’s civil service. His role as EU ambassador has given him exposure to many of DC’s famous residents, including Barack and Michelle Obama. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

High on the 10th floor of the EU delegation building overlooking Washington Circle in downtown DC, David O’Sullivan is preparing to leave the office t(...)

As a community, the Irish have the highest median age - 53 years - of any immigrant group here in Britain. Photograph: iStock

With a COMMUNITY of almost 400,000, the United Kingdom is host to the largest Irish-born POPULATION outside of the Republic of Ireland. Despit(...)

In December 2017, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar assured Northern unionists: “The Irish Government has no hidden agenda.” Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

During the difficult, bloody days of 1972, Fine Gael’s Garret FitzGerald wrote to a contact of his in Northern Ireland: “I have had further occasion t(...)

A post box was sold for €7,500 at  Cavan auction.

A post box was one of the more unlikely star lots of Victor Mee’s recent auction in Belturbet. Towering above the multitude of drinks advertising sign(...)

Ulster Bank’s owner RBS pumped the equivalent of €17 billion into Ulster Bank during the financial crisis. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ulster Bank’s chief executive of five months in the Republic, Jane Howard, couldn’t have been more adamant. “I’ve no mandate at all to look at Perman(...)

Tory MP Mark Francois lets rip during an interview with the BBC

Brexit is the gift that keeps on giving for satirists and provides much needed levity given the seriousness of the issues. If the consequences of it w(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that, ‘deal or no deal’, the UK government had made a commitment and there was an obligation on the EU to ‘find a way of avoiding physical infrastructure on this island’. File photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that it was “incredible” that the UK parliament had allowed Brexit to “come to this” and warned against talk of “a game of(...)

The world’s major car makers are ramping up production of electric vehicles. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Car makers could be looking down the barrel of massive oversupply of electric vehicles in the market. According to a new report from Deloitte, a “sign(...)

A file image of Port of Ramsgate in the  south east England. Seaborne  was awarded a €15. 7m contract  to run ferries from Ramsgate  to Ostend in Belgium. The  company has no ships. Photograph: AFP

An Irish shipping business that the UK government claimed pulled support from a company contracted to provide ferries in the event of a no-deal Brexit(...)

Under French law, home owners in Paris can rent their places on short-term rental platforms for as many as 120 days in a year. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Airbnb said rules for short-term tourist rentals in Paris are excessively bureaucratic and might breach European Union standards, as the city’s author(...)

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