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European Union agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan. The IFA praised Mr Hogan for tackling unfair trading practices and delivering a Brexit aid package for the sector. File photograph: Ray Ryan

The Independent Alliance helped cleared the way for the reappointment of EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan for a second term in Brussels. Taoise(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: “The EU is born of a vision to end wars.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Bill to enshrine neutrality in the Constitution could affect Ireland’s ability to participate in UN missions, the Dáil has heard. Tánaiste Simon Co(...)

Fianna Fáil foreign affairs spokesman Niall Collins asked about the letter members of Congress had written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney declined to respond when asked the Government’s attitude to a “veiled threat” by 10 US members of Congress about the controvers(...)

 Micheál Martin:  “When you strip it all back . . .  he has made the right call on all the big issues and he has excelled in all the elections,” said one frontbencher. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“What the f**k is Daly at?” asked a Fine Gael TD as he observed his colleague, junior minister Jim Daly, in full flow on Wednesday evening. During the(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea said he could ‘walk away’ from the confidence-and-supply deal if Brexit and other issues damaged faith in Government. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The confidence-and-supply deal keeping the Government in place could end if there is a Brexit deal, senior Fianna Fáil TDs have warned. Limerick TD W(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that, ‘deal or no deal’, the UK government had made a commitment and there was an obligation on the EU to ‘find a way of avoiding physical infrastructure on this island’. File photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that it was “incredible” that the UK parliament had allowed Brexit to “come to this” and warned against talk of “a game of(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, and happy Valentine’s Day — the day the price of a bunch of roses rises by national children’s hospital proportions. Matters in Fianna (...)

John McGuinness: he said rank-and-file party members were unhappy with the extension to the deal that underpins the Fine Gael-led minority government

Fianna Fáil TDs exchanged public insults on Wednesday as bitterness between an outspoken party TD and his colleagues intensified. John McGuinness, a (...)

The US has accused Huawei and its chief financial officer of stealing American technology, breaking US sanctions against Iran and cooperating with China’s spy agencies.

The use by Ireland of Chinese conglomerate Huawei’s technology may be raised in discussions when Tánaiste Simon Coveney visits Washington for talks on(...)

Simon Coveney defended the expenditure “in the context of increased diplomatic activity at European and international level brought about by Brexit preparations”. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Government officials ran up taxi bills totalling more than €750,000 last year, with one Government department spending almost €1,000 a day on fares. (...)

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