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Barry Champman, his partner Conchi Sanchez Perez and their  daughter Greta

Working Abroad Q&A: Barry Chapman, who is originally from Co Longford, now lives in Edinburgh where he works as a pharmacist. If you wor(...)

Rockall Island: “This lump of stone has becomes an improbable rock of contention.”

In the opinion of Jose Luis Borges, the great Argentinian writer, the Falklands War between his native country and the United Kingdom amounted to litt(...)

Rockall: there is a serious dispute, and there is a possibility of flashpoints on the high seas. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

What is the latest news in the conflict over Rockall? There has been intensive contact between Irish and Scottish Government officials over recent day(...)

The row erupted last week after Scotland threatened action if Irish vessels continue to fish in the 12-mile (19km) zone around Rockall, an outcrop in the North Atlantic. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Irish and Scottish officials have stepped up contacts in a bid to “de-escalate” tensions in the row over fisheries at Rockall, the Taoiseach has told (...)

 Europe’s chief   Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (left) and  First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon  who held talks in  Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended Scottish threats to Irish fishing boats around Rockall as “in line with our obligations to upho(...)

Rockall, in the north Atlantic Ocean, pictured from  the Air Corps’ Casa CN235 maritime patrol aircraft.  File photograph: Sgt Paul Maguire/Irish Air Corps

The sudden outbreak of tension between the Scottish government and Ireland over fishing rights around Rockall is probably just a hint of the kind of d(...)

The UK claimed sovereignty over Rockall in 1955.  Ireland has never recognised that sovereignty. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The very short time frame between the Scottish government’s unexpected ultimatum regarding Irish vessels fishing within 12 miles of Rockall and its th(...)

England’s forward Ellen White celebrates after scoring her side’s second goal against Scotland in the  Women’s World Cup Group D   match. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

England 2 Scotland 1  Phil Neville maintained a straight face when, on the eve of kick-off, he claimed he would “love” to be a Scotland pla(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House during her visit to Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called the results of the European elections in Scotland an “emphatic rejection of Brexit” after talks(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a public interview in the Royal Irish Academy conducted by journalist Dearbhail McDonald.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the now notorious Daily Mail “Legs-it” front page showed how women are still demeaned in the mainstream p(...)

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