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 James Byrne and James McMahon attend last weekend’s Irexit: Freedom to Prosper conference in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Flames of populism may have ignited the political infernos of Donald Trump and Brexit in 2016 and sparked growing Euroscepticism across Europe, but in(...)

Brexit negotiator: the UK “is leaving the EU. That is its choice. There are consequences,” Michel Barnier said. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The United Kingdom will not be able to block or refuse to implement new European Union laws of which it disapproves during its transition from members(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said that it was “the lead department on Brexit but across all the departments work is being done so that Ireland is prepared for all scenarios”.   Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

Government departments have been asked to provide contingency plans, including possible emergency legislation, in the event that the EU and UK do not (...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Currently the unborn has an equal right to life as to the mother and abortions are only permitted when a mother’s life is at risk. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Cabinet is to be warned of the tight timeframe it must adhere to if it is to hold a referendum in May on removing the Eighth Amendment from the Co(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a news conference at the end of the European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels on December 15th. Photograph: ReuterS/Phil Noble

EU leaders have warned that the next phase of Brexit negotiations will be significantly more difficult than the first phase, which was formally comple(...)

EU commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Minister of State Helen McEntee and Prof Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin at the RIA. Photograph: Maxwells

EU negotiators must maintain trust “at a high level” to ensure the United Kingdom fulfils the commitments it made in last week’s Brexit deal, Hungary’(...)

Minister for Health Simon  Harris (2nd left) and Minister of State for mental health Jim  Daly (2nd right) on Tuesday  launched a report on mental health. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography.

Equipping young people with the language and skills to deal with the pressures of social media and online bullying is key to protecting their mental h(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds a press  conference in Dublin on Friday morning after the European Commission announced that “sufficient progress” has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Relief was already a welcome guest at the table as the Cabinet sat down for its Christmas dinner in the National Gallery, next door to Leinster House,(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits St Laurence O’Toole girls’ national school in Seville Place, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael’s future in the post-Enda era was much discussed at the Mayo GAA senior players’ inaugural Christmas lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel. The bal(...)

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