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Labour Party TDs, senators and councillors who debated the leadership on Sunday evening at their think-in. Photograph: Paul Connor

Labour party leader Brendan Howlin says the leadership issue has been settled until after the next election, following a tense four-hour debate on the(...)

Hatch Hall direct provision centre in Dublin. A resident, who prefers not to give his name, says his applications for jobs in IT have been turned down by four recruiters. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some asylum seekers eligible to work under the State’s recently introduced scheme say they are being blocked from getting jobs by employers who doubt (...)

 Labour TD Alan Kelly: “Happy for anyone to lead us into the next election” as long as the party  targets the right policies and improves its performance. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour TD Alan Kelly has rounded on his Leinster House party colleagues by telling them their performance is “not good enough”. Mr Kelly made his com(...)

Brendan Howlin  said he spoke to President Higgins in recent days, and predicted a “broad coalition” will back his re-election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Michael D Higgins will have no difficulty in publishing his expenses and costs associated with Áras an Uachtaráin, Labour leader Brendan How(...)

 Why is Mike Ashley still doing it? Is it really to plaster St James’ Park in Sports Direct logos? Is there not a simpler, less time-consuming form of advertising? Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Frank Brennan may not seem the obvious starting point for a match preview: Newcastle United host Arsenal in the Premier League this afternoon and Bren(...)

A vineyard in one of the disputed settlements. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Government opposes Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands. File photograph: Getty Images

The State could face infringement proceedings by the EU or a third party if a Bill that would ban imports from Israeli settlements in occupied Palesti(...)

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry: a workable Brexit deal is  “just not going to happen” under Theresa May. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA

The UK’s opposition Labour Party is set to vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, according to one of Jeremy Corbyn’s most senior colleagues, who pre(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and former British prime minister David Cameron looking at a Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 at the British Museum, London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA

The demise of the Volkswagen Beetle reminds me of something I heard a while back from a man who had grown up in a Midlands dealership for that and oth(...)

Gavin Duffy. Photograph: Collins/File photo

Businessman and Dragons’ Den panellist Gavin Duffy has secured the endorsement of a fourth local authority, which guarantees him a place on the ballot(...)

Prime minister Theresa May chaired a three-hour, special cabinet meeting on Thursday devoted entirely to the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

International broadcasters could have to move out of Britain, RTÉ and TG4 could be unavailable on terrestrial television in Northern Ireland and telep(...)

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