Lisa Chambers

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Labour  leader Brendan Howlin TD.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has claimed that the prospect of postponing the issue of the Irish “backstop” is being discussed in the Brexit talks as n(...)

Jeremy Corbyn said: “Let’s see what comes out of conference. I’m bound by the democracy of our party.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain’s Labour party moved closer to calling for a second referendum on Brexit on Sunday when Jeremy Corbyn said he would accept the decision his pa(...)

Lisa Chambers accused the DUP of willingly ensuring that Stormont institutions are kept suspended because it suits the party’s agenda at Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

DUP and Sinn Féin’s conduct in relation to Brexit is a “disgrace”, Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers has said. Ms Chambers, the party’s spokeswoman on Br(...)

Last year, the Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces organisation marched to the Dáil regarding low pay. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Members of the Defence Forces are being drafted in to assist with the papal visit, drawing critical comment from campaigners seeking pay restoration f(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: I don’t think Britain will get everything it’s asking for.

Britain’s new proposals for leaving the EU could be the basis for a serious negotiation “but it’s far from a done deal”, according to Tánaiste Simon C(...)

Tánaiste and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. File Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The common travel area between Ireland and Britain is a bilateral issues and separate from negotiations between the EU and UK on Brexit, the Dáil has (...)

The declaration by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that she is open for coalition with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail is a clear attempt to position the party at the centre of debate in the next general election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The declaration by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that she is open to coalition with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil is a clear attempt to positio(...)

 Heather Humphreys was one of a number of senior figures from both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are like “oil and water” and will not mix or share power in a future coalition, a Cabinet Minister has said. Heather Humphrey(...)

Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil’s Brexit spokeswoman, blamed the low uptake on bureaucracy and a lack of advertising.

Just one in six homegrown companies “highly exposed” to Brexit have been given specially set-up grants to help them prepare a strategy. Enterprise Ir(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: ‘If there is no progress on the backstop, we are in for an uncertain summer.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

British prime minister Theresa May has two weeks to table written proposals on how to solve the Irish Border issue in order to avoid a Brexit crisis a(...)

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