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 British prime minister Boris Johnson walks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the grounds of Thornton Manor Hotel in Liverpool, England, on Wednesday. Photograph: Noel Mullen/Government Press Office via Getty Images

Climbers on the notorious north face of the Eiger in Switzerland often battle against ferocious life-threatening storms while the village of Grindelwa(...)

David Sterling, head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, said he was particularly concerned about what will happen if it is left without ministerial direction in the event of a no-deal exit.

Northern Ireland’s top civil servant has called for the return of the political institutions at Stormont ahead of the “grave” possibility of a no-deal(...)

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 (...)

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