Helen Mcentee

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The Flanders Fields Memorial in Dublin  is across from Christchurch Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 100 years after the first World War, the government of Flanders has created a lasting memorial in Dublin to the Irish who died in that part (...)

US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi makes a speech at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

US politicians are not taking sides in protecting the Northern Ireland peace agreement against Brexit but “just holding to our values,” said House of (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: are Oliver Callan’s barbs getting to him?  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

A clumsy attempt at comedy by Leo Varadkar on Thursday night had guests at a special dinner in Dublin wondering if comedian Oliver Callan’s well-aimed(...)

Helen McEntee said preparations are well under way for Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee says it is time for the House of Commons “to figure out what it wants”. “We know what they don’t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) with other EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Everything revolves around the leaders. The 28 heads of government who comprise the European Union’s highest decision-making body, the European Counci(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk embrace after a joint news conference in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union is “prepared for the worst, but hopes for the best”, European Council president Donald Tusk has told a press conference at the conc(...)

Peter Benson from Naas and Sinéad Walsh from Kill   protesting outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

As Brexit lumbers on, more and more people have taken to gathering outside parliament in London to make their voices heard on the issue. Ev(...)

The Cabinet adjourned once more, with Ministers and officials – sustained by late-night sandwiches – gathering around televisions to watch the joint May-Juncker press conference. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

As British prime minister Theresa May prepared to fly to Strasbourg to meet European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker on Monday, some in Taois(...)

Ray Ryan, assistant principal in the customs division of the Revenue Commissioners, speaking at the Freight Transport Association Ireland conference at Johnstown House, Enfield, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Jon Goodaker does not believe it is actually possible to have a no-deal Brexit. It would just lead to too many delays, too much chaos. “There are too(...)

Theresa May is welcomed by the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a bilateral meeting on Brexit talks on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Good morning, If your first thought upon opening this digest was “not another Brexit spiel” you may also want to disconnect from all forms of online (...)

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