Catherine Day, a former secretary general of the European Commission, said the UK’s impending departure from the EU would deprive Dublin of an important ally.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The State will have to build stronger ties with other small EU states as the Franco-German axis grows in strength after Brexit, a former high-ranking(...)

Brendan Halligan, chairman and  founder of the Institute of International and European Affairs: “Courage” required to implement the Hume proposal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The former Labour general secretary, TD and MEP Brendan Halligan has proposed that as a result of Brexit that Northern Ireland should adopt “condomini(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Advocating for the best possible deal for the British is likely to be Ireland’s strategy in exit negotiations

When European leaders gathered in Milan in June 1985, both Ireland and the European project were on the brink of dramatic change. The Anglo-Irish Agre(...)

CAO countdown: To help meet the demand for ICT skills, higher education institutions are offering a range of courses. Photograph: Getty Images

A surge of applications for third-level courses is expected on Friday ahead of the 5.15pm deadline for CAO change-of-mind applications. A record 76,0(...)

  Blair Horan, former CPSU general secretary, CPSU. Photograph Nick Bradshaw.

The re-introduction of passport controls and customs procedures between Ireland and the UK on the back of Brexit is now almost inevitable, the former(...)

Brendan Howlin (L): ‘Ireland needs this Government returned to office.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A vote transfer pact between Fine Gael and Labour is the “best way” for the Government to secure re-election, Minister for Public Expenditure and Refo(...)

Tom Arnold: said the panel was dealing with issues “important for now and for the future”

Tom Arnold has been appointed to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, an independent body tasked with combating problems re(...)

The Government has shelved plans to reduce the higher rate of income tax in favour of cuts to the unpopular Universal Social Charge in the pre-election budget. Photograph: Getty Images

The Coalition has dropped plans to reduce the higher rate of income tax in favour of cuts to the unpopular Universal Social Charge in the pre-election(...)

 Labour deputy  Aodhan O Riordain who told the MacGill Summer School that the Republic envisioned by the signatories was based on equality, equal franchise, respect for minorities, religious and civil liberty.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Backbench TDs have told the MacGill summer school of the need for thorough reform of both national and local government and a redrawing of Dáil practi(...)

Who’s trad? LAPD members Liam O’Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin and Dónal Lunny at Grand Canal Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Big House Festival takes place from August 3rd to 5th at Castletown House in Celbridge, Co Kildare. It is one of the most interesting arts festiva(...)

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