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Tánaiste Simon Coveney: A spokesman for him said the remaining 27 EU member states ‘have been consistent that there can be no backsliding on any part of December’s agreement’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EU negotiators will this week insist the British abandon their hardline position and show a willingness to commit to the so-called backstop guaranteei(...)

Hugh McElvaney  was secretly filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter in 2015. He was  named by Revenue this week as having underdeclared his income tax by €29,000

Monaghan county councillor Hugh McElvaney, who once asked an undercover RTÉ reporter for payment to assist with a prospective planning application, ha(...)

A House of Commons committee says the British government’s intention to be outside the customs union and single market but require no Border infrastructure is ‘unprecedented’.

There is “no evidence to suggest that, right now, an invisible border is possible” between the North and the Republic after Brexit, a House of Commons(...)

EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Europe must “act fast” to secure a common approach to digital tax”. Adding that he expects Ireland to pay a positive role in the negotiations, despite its reservations. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Paschal Donohoe and other EU finance ministers have sharply criticised EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, as tensions rise before next week’s b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Ailbhe Smyth will co-chair the Together for Yes campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment plan to launch their nationwide umbrella campaign next week in Dublin under the banner “Together fo(...)

Three firearms – a sub-machine gun, a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver – were seized when gardaí ­ stopped a van on Gardiner Street in Dublin 1 at about 8am.

Forty extra inner-city gardaí are to be put on the beat to deal with the threat of gangland violence, a Dublin City Councillor has said. Gardaí arres(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross had threatened to block any judicial appointments until the Bill was progressed. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The European Commission has expressed concern about the new legislation on judicial appointments, saying it is not in line with European standards. T(...)

“I am also very conscious that there are so many people who live north of the Border who are Irish citizens and believe themselves to be Irish. That is why they cannot be left behind ever again,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The free trade agreement that the European Commission envisages underlines the importance of the “backstop” guarantees given by the British government(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar indicated that the Strategic Communications Unit may be disbanded, or at least see significant changes to its remit. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The Taoiseach was in combative form in the Dáil, fully prepared to meet the anticipated attacks from Opposition leaders on his embattled Strategic Com(...)

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