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 An anti-Brexit demonstrator outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Conservative Brexiteers said they would vote against the draft Brexit deal. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will chair an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday after negotiators agreed the draft text of a withdrawal agreement including a backsto(...)

Through the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Ireland will plug into new global networks for when France will be Ireland’s closest neighbour in the EU. Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP

Is Ireland’s embrace of the Francophonie a shrewd strategic move or a sign that cute hoorism animates Irish foreign policy as much as it does domestic(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: ‘We are committed to everything we have agreed to in the joint report and we will ensure there is no border on the island of Ireland.’ File photograph: Iain Duncan Smith/EPA

The British government will not allow a border to be put in place on the island of Ireland “in any situation” Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has tol(...)

Simon Coveney: “There will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop, end of story.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Reneging on the “backstop” by the United Kingdom to avoid a hard border after Brexit could open parts of the withdrawal treaty already agreed to reneg(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney during a press briefing on Brexit as part of Budget 2019, in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A special EU summit will likely be needed next month to strike a deal to avoid a hard Border and agree a Brexit withdrawal agreement, Tánaiste Simon C(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Theresa May arrives for a  photograph during last week’s  European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria. File Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

The Government has rejected suggestions UK prime minister Theresa May was ostracised at last week’s EU summit in Salzburg, after which she claimed she(...)

Frans Timmermans (left) talks with Luxemburg’s minister for foreign affairs, Jean Asselborn, and Spain’s minister of foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, in Luxembourg on Tuesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Poland had hoped that cosmetic changes to its controversial new judicial legislation might suffice to placate fellow EU member states concerned about (...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plan in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will open embassies in Ukraine, Morocco, the Philippines and Liberia in the coming years and consulates in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Los A(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee  looks on during vote counting in the Irish abortion referendum, at Ashbourne count centre in Co Meath. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The world’s eyes were on Ireland today, Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee said as her constituency voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment by a majority of near(...)

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