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 An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at Farmleigh, at the start of Mr Abbas’s short visit to Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to arrive in New York this evening ahead of next week’s meeting of the United Nations General Assembly as Ireland contin(...)

Dublin City Council head of housing Brendan Kenny said the cost of building a social home on land owned by the council was an average of €300,000, Photograph: Alan Betson

A “horrendous”, onerous public procurement process is pushing up the cost of providing local authority housing, Dublin City Council deputy chief exec(...)

Dublin believes Theresa May’s domestic political needs, especially the forthcoming Conservative Party conference, influenced the tone of her remarks of her Downing Street statement on Friday. Photograph: Paul Grover/Pool Photo

The Irish Government has welcomed Theresa May’s commitment to bring forward new proposals on the backstop, which it said it has been seeking for month(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “The EU is totally united, not just behind Ireland but also behind the single market.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has acknowledged Brexit negotiations are entering a “rocky patch” but expressed confidence a deal will be ultimately be brokere(...)

A general view from the ploughing championships. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships is in its third and final day on Friday after being cancelled on Wednesday due to strong winds from Storm Ali. T(...)

British prime minister Theresa May ruled out two of the options still on the table after the remains of Chequers have been taken away. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Reuters

Theresa May’s defiant words in Downing Street may have been bombastic enough to have bought her the respite she needs from her Brexiteer critics to ge(...)

British prime minister Theresa May looks back following an EU leaders’ group photo on the second day of a summit in Salzburg, Austria. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The prospect of an agreement between the EU and the UK on Brexit before time runs out on the process is as far away as ever after a fractious EU summi(...)

 Theresa May and Leo Varadkar attend a bilateral meeting during the informal summit of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria on Thursday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

The UK needs to put detailed proposals on the backstop on the negotiating table urgently, the Taoiseach told the British prime minister today. Time w(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addresses a press conference on a new Africa-Europe Alliance. Photograph: Emmanuel DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

They are talking about a change of paradigm. Europe will not work “for” Africa – or perhaps, she should have said, Africa “for” Europe – but “with” Af(...)

Residents of College Gate apartments on Townsend Street. Photograph: Tom Honan

Residents of a Dublin city centre apartment block located above the preferred route of the proposed MetroLink rail line have appealed to transport chi(...)

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