Peter Casey: his views on immigration and Travellers have been portrayed by opponents as ‘dog-whistle’ politics. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Businessman Peter Casey had intended as recently as two weeks ago to stand as a candidate for the Dáil in the next general election but changed his mi(...)

 Guy Verhofstadt: not in favour of the withdrawal negotiations persisting. Photograph: EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

The UK is unlikely to crash out of the European Union, the European Parliament’s chief negotiator on Brexit has said. Speaking on RTÉ, Guy Verhofsta(...)

Blockades known as ‘dragon’s teeth’ sit by the side of a Border crossing. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The contentious backstop solution to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit is pushing Northern Ireland towards “extreme unionism”, an Ulster Unionist(...)

 European Parliament: Due to Brexit, the seat allocation to Ireland rises from 11 to 13. Photograph: Vincent Kessler

A combination of a couple of extra seats up for grabs, a clatter of retirements, including those of two strong vote-getters, and a glut of ex-min(...)

Handout picture released by French police of Cherif Chekatt, suspected of being the gunman involved in the Strasbourg shooting. Photograph: French police handout/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities were continuing to search on Wednesday night for Cherif Chekatt, the 29-year-old Frenchman suspected of having murdered two people (...)

Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer was accused by Fianna Fáil senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of using “misogynistic” and “gendered” language towards her.

And the winner of the High Dudgeon award for Overreaction of the Week goes to. . . Lorraine Clifford-Lee. The Fianna Fáil senator experienced a sudde(...)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan at the count centre for the local and European elections. File photograph: Keith Heneghan

Significant changes in Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament are likely at next year’s elections as boundary changes, retirements and el(...)

Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

“There is,” as the independent MEP Marian Harkin observed with some serious diplomatic understatement, “ample opportunity to misspend.” Matt Carthy o(...)

At the launch of AbbVie’s Back to School for STEM  initiative were Jackie O’Dowd of Science Foundation Ireland, Dr Norah Patten, Mairead McGuinness MEP, and Todd Manning, general manager of AbbVie

Irish astronaut candidate Dr Norah Patten helped to launch AbbVie’s latest science education at a special event at the company’s Ballytivnan, Co Sligo(...)

Fine Gael MEP Maireád  McGuinness told the summer school that  Irish spending on defence was the lowest in the EU at 0.3%  of GDP

Ireland must engage in a national debate on its borders and security which does not descend into accusations of sending “our sons and daughters to war(...)

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