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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech at a Labour Party Conference Rally in Liverpool. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn would be prepared to back a second referendum on the European Union if activists at his party conference forced a change in Labour polic(...)

The Labour Party’s shadow chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Labour would fight a snap general election vowing to press ahead with Brexit, but secure better terms, John McDonnell has said, defying demands among (...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  will introduce an amendment to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill to remove one of the most controversial provisions.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Provisions to include warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers will be removed from public health legislation that (...)

UK prime minister Theresa May arrives to make a statement on Brexit negotiations at No 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Jack Taylor/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May has accused the European Union of failing to treat Britain with respect over Brexit and of attempting to break up the United Kingdom with (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been accused of being disconnected from his brief. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has insisted he is fully committed to the Bus Connects project despite having told a residents’ association meeting (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the  National Ploughing Championship in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has clashed with a powerful Dáil committee chaired by a party colleague over its decision to examine the costs of th(...)

Site at Howth where a proposed housing development, in an area beside the Martello tower, has been given planning permission. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A controversial development in the fishing village of Howth in Dublin has been given planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. The decision will see(...)

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 (...)

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