‘Many view the aspiration to Irish unity as legitimate, but it can also be seen as political harassment.’

Almost every week another article appears on Irish unity as writers sense that Brexit has made unity more attainable. Many view the aspiration to Iris(...)

A former Border post between the Republic and Northern Ireland, in Carrickarnon. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

If the UK leaves the EU a “hard” Border is inevitable. The key question is where? The Democratic Unionist Party objects to it being “in the Irish Sea”(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Queen’s University Belfast, with President and Vice-Chancellor James McElnay. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has begun outlining a number of what he called “practical” solutions if the United Kingdom insists on leaving the customs union(...)

Brexit: “Every single aspect of life in Northern Ireland could be affected by the outcome”, Leo Varadkar will say. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will tell an audience in Northern Ireland on Friday that the “challenge of our generation” is Brexit. In his first visit to N(...)

Splitting Northern Ireland off from the rest of the UK and allowing it remain in the single market or customs union on its own would be strongly opposed by the DUP. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The Government believes only an “ultrasoft Brexit” can honour previous agreements struck between Dublin and the main Northern Ireland parties, includi(...)

The fact  the British government and various EU institutions have acknowledged their responsibility to protect the Belfast Agreement in the Brexit talks is welcome, but it is now time to focus on how that can best be done

We need to renegotiate some aspects of the Belfast Agreement, and we need to do it this summer. At an event for global public policy staff at Twitter’(...)

Taoisach Enda Kenny NI First Minister Arlene Foster and NI Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at the North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Armagh on Friday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has commended the “strength of solidarity” to tackle post-Brexit problems that he said was evident between Government and Northe(...)

 Students Leah O’Flaherty and Samantha Samsonova from St Patrick’s Girls Secondary School,  take a 3D tour of the universe at Cork City Hall as part of Science Week Ireland. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

1. Mick Wallace claims Nama adviser ‘peddled’ assets in Asia The National Asset Management Agency has been embroiled in fresh controversy after it wa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and Northern Ireland Minister for the Economy Simon Hamilton (left) at Government Buildings in Dublin for discussions on Brexit. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster has denied saying the Government is poaching jobs from the North following the Brexit referendum, but sa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the face of rumblings about a Fine Gael leadership challenge, Enda Kenny loyalists have been busy talking up the Taoiseach’s supposed centrality to(...)

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