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England’s cricket captain, Ireland’s Eoin Morgan, sings the anthem during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

If the England captain gets to lift the ICC World Cup trophy above his head on Sunday evening, cricketers all over north Dublin will nod their heads s(...)

‘The long term consequences of Britain’s Brexit disaster will be more than just economic or political - they will be existential, defining what it means to be British for generations of people.’ Photograph: iStock

Walking through Warsaw on Polish Independence Day, for a moment I thought I’d boarded the wrong flight and stumbled upon an English Defence League ral(...)

Illustration of a European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

I confess to approaching this week’s letter with some trepidation. Your correspondent was given the firmest of reprimands by an Irish diplomat here f(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said: ‘Mrs May will now be able to demonstrate to the Brussels’ negotiators that changes are required if any deal is to command the support of parliament’ Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/ EPA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster called on British prime minister Theresa May to now to go back to Brussels and compel the European Union to make “fundame(...)

Raymond McDaid in Doherty’s Cafe, in the Bogside, Derry

There’s never any shortage of chat in Doherty’s Cafe in the heart of Derry’s Bogside, where staff wearing elf costumes to mark the Christmas season se(...)

Russians, celebrating here after their win over Egypt, have been swept up in the carnival atmosphere of this World Cup. 
 Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

It’s Friday lunchtime and there’s a problem with my railway ticket. The passport number on the ticket doesn’t correspond with the actual passport numb(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  with  German federal minister for foreign affairs Heiko Maas following talks at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s insistence that the Brexit treaty includes a backstop to preserve the island’s open border enjoys the full support of Germany, the German fo(...)

 Don Reddin, owner of Reddin’s Coach Hire in Muff, Co Donegal. The  Border, runs through his bus yard. Photograph: Freya McClements

Donegal businessman Don Reddin is worried about Brexit. So much so he has spent £200,000 on a back door into Northern Ireland. He owns Reddin’s Coach (...)

So 2008 Nobel laureate Paul Krugman is dismissive of “Leprechaun economics”. So? That was his description of figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

Theresa May chairs her first Cabinet meeting. There were audible gasps in newsrooms and chancelleries all over the world when May appointed Boris Johnston as her foreign secretary. It seemed entirely illogical. Johnson was politically a busted flush. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images

The most dangerous moment for a democratic polity is not when the voters depart from established patterns and leave the old for something new. That’s (...)

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