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Britain’s prime minister Theresa May addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May sought the support of business for the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement on Monday as her Eurosceptic critics insisted that they were clos(...)

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin during the children’s referendum campaign in 2012. Those close to both men insist they share no personal animus. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The minute the email arrived on a quiet Friday at the end of August, those around Micheál Martin believed its contents were never meant to be confiden(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 defender Seán Kavanagh has signed for Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers have confirmed the signing of 24-year-old Dubliner Seán Kavanagh, who had looked set to sign for Derry City after having trained with (...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May  visits a home near the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester, October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Theresa May is right. “As Conservatives,” she told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, “the arguments that we thought we’d had and won during the 1980s a(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party, gestures as he leaves the party's headquarters in London, U.K., on Friday, June 9, 2017. Theresa May's future as Britain's prime minister was thrown into doubt after her gamble to call an early election backfired spectacularly just 10 days before Brexit negotiations are due to start. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

You’ve got to love it. A political system in which there’s no winner. Almost everyone, from some angle, is a loser. Nobody can work out who’ll be prim(...)

Niall Kelly, civilian head of the Garda’s internal audit unit, told the PAC there had been “probably waste of public funds” but there was no personal gain by members of the force.

and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was made aware of financial irregularities at the force’s training college in Templemore earlier than she h(...)

The Public Accounts Committee is hearing evidence on Wednesday from six civilian members of An Garda Síochána. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The civilian head of human resources at An Garda Síochána has described as “extraordinary” a claim that he may have been guilty of a crime for raising(...)

Niall Kelly, head of the Garda’s internal audit unit, said there was a perception within the force problems should not be admitted to and kept away from public scrutiny. Photograph: Frank Miller

A senior civilian in An Garda Síochána has alleged that senior figures in the force deliberately withheld information about financial irregularities a(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee.

June 2015: Head of Garda human resources John Barrett becomes aware of concerns surrounding financial irregularities at the Garda training college in(...)

 Former Conservative leader Michael Howard said Theresa May would be willing to go to war with Spain to protect Gibraltar’s sovereignty. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

On this week’s World View podcast, a little storm has erupted over promises from the European Union that Spain will have a veto on any post-Brexit tra(...)

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