Arlene Foster: in her persistence in her denial of a deal with Sinn Féin she has all the gravitas of an angry rabbit in the headlights

Whoever briefed against Arlene Foster this week has a mischievous sense of timing. The DUP leader was meeting Michael Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit n(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for the UK to make clear what relationship they want to have with the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has urged the British government to make its Brexit intentions clear and insisted guarantees given by the British in December o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “It is not going to be possible to fully resolve the Border question until we start to talk about the future relationship that the UK will have with the European Union.” Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated he expects a breakthrough in the negotiations between the EU and the UK in the coming weeks, enabling EU leaders (...)

 The 53-year-old London Fisheries Convention grants rights to six neighbouring coastal states to fish within six to 12 nautical miles of each others’ coasts. File photograph: Leon Neal/Reuters

Britain’s signalled withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention is its “first serious shot on Brexit”, according to Irish industry organisations. (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny appeared irritated at a question from an Irish reporter about his leadership. Photograph: Reuters

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has insisted he will not pressure Taoiseach Enda Kenny into revealing his departure date. Mr Kenny refused to answ(...)

The Irish arm of the accountancy firm Grant Thornton has come out swinging in response to the apparent watering down of fresh auditing rules proposed (...)