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Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook: The  company announced plans last year to add a further 5,000 jobs to its Irish operation in the coming years, with a move to a new headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Lino Mirgeler/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar assured Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg of the Government’s “commitment to supporting a business-friendly en(...)

John Concannon: has been appointed to a new role of vice-president (development) in NUIG. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Government’s defunct Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) John Concannon has left the civil service to take up a senior appointment wit(...)

John Concannon: has been appointed to a new role of vice-president (development) in NUIG. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Government’s defunct Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) John Concannon has left the civil service to take up a senior appointment wit(...)

The Cabinet adjourned once more, with Ministers and officials – sustained by late-night sandwiches – gathering around televisions to watch the joint May-Juncker press conference. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

As British prime minister Theresa May prepared to fly to Strasbourg to meet European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker on Monday, some in Taois(...)

Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union,  greets British prime minister Theresa May before a news conference in Strasbourg, France, on Monday.  Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The British government claimed on Monday night it had won legally binding changes to the Northern Ireland backstop after the European Union agreed to (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will begin making major decisions to prepare the country for a no-deal Brexit – such as saving vulnerable industries and companies from(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK prime minister Theresa May in Farmleigh House, Dublin Photograph: AFP/Maxwells/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May discussed Brexit and Northern Ireland at a private dinner in Farmleigh House in Dublin l(...)

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital.Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure (DPER), is to be asked to appear before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (...)

EU Council President Donald Tusk and  Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

To Hell and Back . . . Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to meet EU leaders including president of the European Council Donald Tusk. His co(...)

President Michael D Higgins said during the election campaign that he would explain how the unaudited €317,000 allowance for his office is spent – but would only do so after the election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The presidential election may, for the most part, be best forgotten, but one theme of the campaign – the lack of transparency at Áras an Uachtaráin – (...)

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