Paddy Smyth

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The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The United Kingdom and the European Union have reached a Brexit deal but senior EU figures are holding out no prospect that leaders in the union, incl(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

DUP opposition to a potential solution to the Brexit deadlock hardened last night as the EU and UK warned there was still a significant amount of work(...)

European Commission president-designate Ursula von der Leyen considers the proposed EU-UK withdrawal agreement a good deal “that we need to stick to without any question”. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty

British hopes that a change in European Union leadership may lead to a willingness to renegotiate the Brexit deal with a new Conservative leader have (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Good morning, We bring you some very sad news this morning. Noel Whelan, our political columnist, barrister, author and well-known political analyst,(...)

Cyclists  on Dame Street in the city centre. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

One sunny May afternoon in Dublin, as the Spice Girls prepared to kick off their Spice World 2019 tour at Croke Park stadium, the coaches bringing the(...)

Culloville Village crossroads: The UK document specifies 142 areas of joint North-South co-operation, from congenital heart disease to alcohol misuse. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Commission has strongly emphasised the need to preserve a frictionless border in Ireland if longstanding and extensive North-South co-ope(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the Leinster SHC round-robin game against Galway  at Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24 At the end, the Galway crowd turned around the press box and asked and asked. How? What? Why? It took minutes/centuries for t(...)

Dublin’s Eamon Dillon scores a goal during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B game at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 3-15 Carlow 0-18 Dublin began their Allianz National Hurling League Division 1B campaign on a positive note when accounting for Carlow by six (...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

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