MEP Mairead McGuinness: “It is very much in our interest and our responsibility, and me as a border MEP, to stress the significance of this situation on the island of Ireland. We do not want to see a return to a hard border.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland will not do any bilateral deals with the UK on Brexit, MEP Mairead McGuinness has said. It is important there is full co-operation between al(...)

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness is one of 12 vice-presidents of the European Union. Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission held its final meeting of commissioners before the summer break yesterday, as the EU prepared for its annual August wind-down.(...)

MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: North West Newspix

Those attending the summer school this week heard arguments that retirement is bad for you, a notion that sits well with Dr Joe Mulholland, who, since(...)

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has warned a failure to make changes in Europe in the wake of Brexit could lead to the disintegration of the European(...)

A protest at the Schuman roundabout in Brussels in May against the European Commissions’ plans to relicense glyphosate in May. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

A last-minute intervention from the European Commission to extend the licence of a controversial weedkiller, which is used widely in Ireland’s tillage(...)

“The C-word, which is the word of choice in these matters, is meant to dehumanise and belittle women,” says former Labour Party leader Joan Burton on Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

When it comes to public admiration, our politicians won’t be troubling our footballers in the popularity stakes any time soon. So when two of the pol(...)

An image of some of the graffiti found near Mairead McGuinness’ home in Co Meath. Photograph: Mairead McGuinness/Twitter

MEP Mairead McGuinness has told of abusive graffiti that was painted on a wall close to her home in Co Meath and “included a four letter word that is (...)

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty: “If they say I am a callous bitch or a bankrupt, I will respond. I will not be rude but I will not be quiet or ignore it any more.”

A senior Government figure has decided she will “start pushing back” against people who abuse and attack her on social media and other forums, as a r(...)

This is heart attack territory for broadcasters. Hours of reporting on nothing much. Hours of it.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Count day. Early morning. TV3’s Alan Cantwell: “We’re going to the Taoiseach’s constituency now... Morning Fergal. Any of the party hacks able to tell(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk. He told the European Parliament on Wednesday that a deal struck by EU leaders last week was “irreversible”. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The new settlement deal for Britain agreed ahead of a June referendum on Britain’s EU membership is “legally binding and irreversible” and “cannot be (...)

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