Taoiseach Enda Kenny drinks a glass of water during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, last week. Mr Kenny said German chancellor Angela Merkel is ‘clearly aware of our situation’ with regard to the Border with Northern Ireland and the post-Brexit relationship with EU. Photographer: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s declaration yesterday about the possibility of a future Border poll was less about sending a message to Northern Ireland than i(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó’Broin introduced a note of discord to the otherwise cosy proceedings early on on the first full day of political panels at the 20(...)

Enda Kenny: “I will be encouraging the new British prime minister to set realistic and achievable objectives to build confidence in the UK’s good faith.” Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government will work to make sure the UK is not isolated in the European Union as it prepares a response to last month’s Brexit referendum, Taoise(...)

“If you are a Trotskyist revolutionary this issue is brilliant,” Green Party leader Eamon Ryan told the MacGill Summer School

Fianna Fail “shafted the state” by refusing to agree to water charges, speakers at the MacGill Summer School said on Monday night. Eamon Ryan, the le(...)

Enda Kenny with his aunts Una Blain, Collette McNelis, Breege Connor and Christina Curran when he visited Glenties to attend the MacGill Summer School. Photograph: North West Newspix

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the prospect of a future border poll on the re-unification of Ireland should be included as part of the negotiation(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has said it is ‘quite possible’ that Gerry Adams will no longer be party leader in five years’ time. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Sinn Féin TD has said it is “quite possible” that Gerry Adams will no longer be party leader in five years’ time, following a call from a party acti(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal. Photograph: North West Newspix

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has endorsed the proposal of a North-South dialogue to discuss the responses to the British decision to leave th(...)

One of the most significant things the Republic could do now is to move on from commemorating the men and women of 1916 and continue to build on what (...)

The Laurels cottage in Glenties, the original home of the five Mundy sisters where Brien Friel played as a child and set his play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Donegal cottage that was the setting for Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa is to be preserved and will form eventually the centrepiece of a plann(...)

The Dáil chamber: Photograph: Alan Betson

It is never too late to do the right thing. The Government’s announcement that they will finally implement significant Dáil reform is welcome. For a(...)

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