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Ursula von der Leyen reacts after the European Parliament voted in favour of her as the new European Commission president. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Newly-elected European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen would back a further Brexit extension beyond October 31st, she told MEPs in Strasbour(...)

  Ursula von der Leyen needs 375 votes for a majority in parliament, but is widely expected to get that. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Just to get the important local news out of the way first. Asked for the first time about Brexit and the backstop, European Commission president-in-w(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed: “The EU-Mercosur trade deal is a very comprehensive trade agreement, but one particular aspect of it, this agreement to allow the Mercosur countries supply 99,000 tonnes of beef into the EU market, is a very significant negative for us.” File photograph: Getty

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has refused to rule out Ireland voting against the new EU-Mercosur trade deal at the EU Council of Ministers. (...)

Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace at the European Parliamentary election Ireland South count centre in Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Cork. Phototgraph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace became emotional in his last address to the Dáil before he starts his new political role next week as an MEP. He (...)

The writs for the polls needed to fill the vacancies created by the election of TDs Frances Fitzgerald, Billy Kelleher, Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to the European Parliament must be moved by January 2nd. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told his Ministers that four Dáil byelections could be held in November or December. The writs for the polls needed to fil(...)

he byelections are needed fill the vacancies created by the election of four TDs to Europe including Mick Wallace and Clare Daly .

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has privately suggested that four Dáil byelections could be held in the run up to Christmas. The writs for the polls needed to(...)

Sinn Féin TD  Louise O’Reilly. File Photograph: Eric Luke

The insurance industry must match the “string of reforms” the Government has introduced to deal with fraudulent and exaggerated claims, the Dáil has h(...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Barry Andrews speaking to media during the European count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The fourth MEP elected in Dublin, and the fifth in the Ireland South constituency, will have no formal or informal position, no salary, expenses or fa(...)

Counting at the Ireland South European elections count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

A full recount is due to get under way in the constituency of Ireland South next Tuesday which will cost more than a €1 million and last up to 28 days(...)

Fine Gael MEP candidate Sean Kelly has been elected and Independents4Change candidate Mick Wallace is almost certainly home. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Good morning. It’s been a long week. Actually, it’s been a long few weeks. But we’re nearly there. Last night, the count was completed in the Midland(...)

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