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Senator Michael McDowell warned about the prospect of the island of Ireland becoming like the Galapagos islands or the San Andreas fault, sitting on shifting political tectonic plates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The big takeaway from Monday’s seminar on Brexit at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin and what might happen over the comin(...)

Catherine Day, secretary general European Commission, told a media seminar in Dublin that the British were not yet ready to negotiate the UK’s departure from the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Britain’s political negotiators on Brexit are only understanding “very late in the day” how the European Union works, a senior adviser to European Com(...)

Catherine Day (centre), special adviser to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, with Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley and Fianna Fáil councillor Kate Feeney at a meeting of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, at the European Foundation in Loughlinstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Simon Carswell

The EU is “very open” to different arrangements with the UK but it is up to London to explain what it wants from Brexit, the special adviser to the pr(...)

Stephen Donnelly and Micheál Martin at the second  meeting of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The State’s former top civil servant in the EU has said she is confident a Brexit deal can be done, because everybody involved wants to make it work. (...)

A think-tank founder has said talks on article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – the provision that allows for a member state to leave the bloc – would lead to a referendum here. Image: iStock

Could Irish voters block a future deal to withdraw Britain from the EU by rejecting it in a referendum? With the clock counting down to the formal com(...)

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(...)

The complexity of the Brexit challenge for our politicians, diplomats and policymakers should not be underestimated. It has been described as the most(...)

‘I am delighted to return to lead my alma mater’, said incoming UCC president Prof Patrick O’Shea

UCC physics graduate Professor Patrick O’Shea has been appointed president of his alma mater with effect from February 1st 2017. Prof O’Shea is curre(...)

Prof Michael O’Flaherty,  director of the  EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónailln

After last year’s departure of Catherine Day as secretary general of the European Commission, there were fears that Ireland’s presence in the upper ra(...)

Catherine Day: recently retired as European Commission secretary general.   Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Commission will ensure 40 per cent of its management positions are occupied by women within the next four years, EC vice-president (...)

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