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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney 	with students at Loreto Letterkenny: “All Government departments must give full priority to activating their plans for a no-deal or disorderly Brexit.”  Photograph: Julien Behal

The Government is to intensify its preparations for a no-deal Brexit in response to events in London, but much of the planning will not be made public(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) is pictured during a visit to the RCSI in Dublin.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The controversy over the governance and ownership of the new national maternity hospital when it moves from Dublin’s Holles Street to a site at the St(...)

An anti-Brexit campaigner  stands outside the Westminster parliament with EU and Union Flags and a placard asking ‘Brexit: is it worth it?’. The Taoiseach said calls for a poll on Irish unity during the Brexit process were ‘disruptive’. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty.

Sinn Féin’s call for the Government to prepare for an Irish unity poll in the event of a no deal Brexit is “destructive and disruptive” of the State’s(...)

Priti Patel: “Let’s take back control of borders, laws and  money.”

Conservative MP Priti Patel has said her comments about Britain preventing food imports to Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been “taken o(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said: “Let us face it, there have been horrific practices in America and elsewhere, with body parts being procured and sold for research.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

As the 11th vote of the day was called at 11.36pm, the Minister for Health Simon Harris paced the floor of the Dáil chamber, typing furiously on his p(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  ‘I have given the Independents my commitment that Fine Gael will not sign off on a new confidence and supply agreement or renewal without them also being happy with it’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Talks on the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are going on longer than Taoiseach Leo Varadkar would like, he has told(...)

Leo Varadkar said  the Government would introduce a rent register as recommended by the housing charity Threshold in its annual report on Wednesday.

Legislation will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday to better enforce rent pressure zone designations, double the notice to quit period and introduce (...)

The Taoiseach Leo  Varadkar acknowledged that the rough sleeping figures were “very disappointing”, but he said “this isn’t the highest ever by any means”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has rejected a Sinn Féin call for tax relief for people paying rent and for a three year freeze on rents. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said (...)

The Ambassador centre on Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin. The Sinn Féin company’s exhibition was controversial because  it also included material referring to the 1980-1981 hunger strikes

A company established by Sinn Féin to commemorate the 1916 Rising received a loan of more than €100,000 from the party’s US fundraising arm, accounts (...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald at Stormont before her meeting with Theresa May. Photograph: Pacemaker

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has said she does not understand how other parties cannot accept that her party will never take its seats at Wes(...)

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