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Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones fears Brexit negotiations will produce “a fudge” on a solution to avoid a hard Border in Ireland, pushing “the same (...)

UK prime minister Theresa May in Brussels during the Nato summit. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The EU has repeated the mantra for some time. If the UK loses some of its red lines, it will not find the EU wanting. Flexibility will be possible, as(...)

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson on the Border issue: “We’re allowing the whole of our agenda to be dictated by this folly.”

The never-ending Brexit saga took another turn last night with the British prime minister Theresa May under fresh pressure from within her Cabinet aft(...)

Irish High Court’s Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly: said “immense” legislative changes to Poland’s judicial system under the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party called into question the rule of law.

A Polish man currently being held on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in an Irish jail would get a fair trial if deported to Poland, lawyers for Irelan(...)

Dublin’s Fiontan McGibb challenges   Wexford’s Aidan Nolan during the Leinster SHC round-robin game at  Innovate Wexford Park. Photograph: Tommy Greally/Inpho

Wexford 0-22 Dublin 2-14 Excuse me while checking the photo finish. In another crazy sprint for the line Dublin appeared to dip too soon, and with th(...)

 Dublin’s Liam Rushe: he  has a rare combination of bulk and speed, and on Sunday he had the attitude to go along with it.   Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

My very first All-Ireland final was in 1991. I was nine years old. I went with my dad, and we stood on Hill 16 and watched Tipperary beat Kilkenny. We(...)

President Michael D Higgins, speaking of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, said:  “It’s just a tragic, tragic, awful reality that she’s facing... and of course there are others too who are carrying the burden of an auditing system that has failed our citizens.” File photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins has said he plans to meet Emma Mhic Mhathúna, a 37-year-old mother-of-five who was told this week she is terminally ill. (...)

Pat Gilroy: when his team is fully formed, it will likely be made up of big men and hard workers first of all.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

To get a handle on where the Dublin hurlers are right now, it’s worth taking a minute to detail the sheer number of them we’re talking about. So far (...)

European Council president Donald Tusk: said British Brexit proposals for “managed divergence” from EU regulations along with preferential access to EU markets show that Boris Johnson’s “cake philosophy” lives on. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland is willing to pay more into the European Union’s coffers after the United Kingdom quits, but it will not accept changes to corporation tax rul(...)

The European Banking Authority (EBA) logo seen at the EBA offices in London’s Canary Wharf financial district. Photograph: Alice Dore/AFP

Another week and another defeat to the French. First it was the Rugby World Cup bid and yesterday it was our attempt to lure the European Banking Auth(...)

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