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President of the European Council Jean Claude Junker pictured with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Government buildings on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ability of Britain to strike free trade deals with other countries once it leaves the EU will be damaged if it does not honour its commitments on (...)

Under the plans, 230km of expanded bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes are to be constructed within a decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,000 homes in Dublin will lose gardens and parking places under plans by the National Transport Authority to create 16 high-speed bus route(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year  award. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The British government is “riven by internal dissent” and lacks credibility on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, former taoiseach Enda Kenn(...)

The first payment was made, but not the second phase, following the collapse in the public finances, and the State later cut consultants’ pay by 15%-25%. File photograph: Getty Images

The State has warned that a successful legal action by hospital consultants over withheld pay increases could have “catastrophic consequences” for hea(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

Repeal supporters at Dublin’s RDS wait for the start of the count. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Counting of votes in the abortion referendum is well under way throughout the country, with the early tallies confirming the astonishing news broken b(...)

Presiding officer Carmel McBride and Garda Alan Gallagher carry the polling box on Thursday on  Inishbofin. Photograph:   Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty

The polls have opened today in a long-anticipated referendum on whether to remove the State’s constitutional ban on abortion. After a lengthy and som(...)

 Dr Gabriel Scally, president of the epidemiology and public health section of the Royal Society of Medicine who will carry out a scoping enquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The chair of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy has insisted his investigation will be as comprehensive and frank as possible. Hi(...)

Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fáil’s housing spokesman, said councils would be given ‘specific targets’ of how many houses they should build.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil is to propose a €10 billion affordable housing scheme for people who are paying more than a third of their income on rent or mortgage repa(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross: his Road Traffic Bill has met with strong opposition from rural politicians. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unlike the Bill to reform the way judges are appointed, the efforts of Minister for Transport Shane Ross to change the State drink-driving laws are al(...)

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