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A man with painted EU and British flags on his face is seen ahead of a EU Summit in Brussels. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Where are we now? On Wednesday, British prime minister Theresa May signalled formally to the EU that she wished to extend the Article 50 process , de(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ahead of Ireland’s World Cup play-off defeat to Denmark in 2017. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has described reports that FAI chief executive John Delaney loaned the association €100,000 in April 2017 as “unusual” bu(...)

The Government has published  a report laying out a path to reform the State’s 60-year-old gambling laws

A new gambling authority to regulate Ireland’s €8 billion betting industry will not be put in place for at least 18 months, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has(...)

British prime minister Theresa May making a statement inside 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday night. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/AFP/Getty Images

In her televised statement on Wednesday night, Theresa May sought to blame MPs for her decision to postpone Brexit by three months. Parliament had don(...)

Richie Ryan’s children  Aoife, Declan and Blathnaid at the late Fine Gael politician’s funeral in Mount Merrion, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Richie Ryan, a former Fine Gael minister for finance, MEP and member of the European Court of Auditors, made “a wonderful and generous” contribution t(...)

Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor joins the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Reams of footage of Conor McGregor’s recent activities are available on social media. Some of if it is the slickly produced promo clips put together b(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

Eilish Meagher of St Audoen’s school, Cook Street, Dublin, says she has concerns for the safety of pupils due to drug dealing, addicts injecting outside the school and street fights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eilish Meagher of St Audoen’s National School on Cook Street, in Dublin’s inner city, keeps a thick logbook of daily incidents on the street facing he(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A lack of progress on developing a new covenant between Church and State, as spoken of by the Taoiseach in his address to Pope Francis last August, ha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The Government has an open mind on whether the European Union should grant a long or short extension of article 50 to the UK at this week’s summit, ac(...)

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