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British Brexit secretary David Davis on the BBC’s ‘Andrew Marr Show’. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty

EU Brexit negotiators have expressed doubts about the feasibility of the UK’s pledge to avoid a hard Border in Ireland after Brexit. In a briefing p(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: she quit just hours before a Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in her would have brought the Government down

Voters believe the controversy leading to the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald was better handled by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin than Taoiseach(...)

Protesters at a Repeal the Eighth Amendment Rally in   Dublin this year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

It is clear, and has been for some time, that a large majority of voters favour repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The amendment, enacted in 1983 and whi(...)

Pro-choice demonstrators outside Leinster House in Dublin last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A large majority of voters favours changing the Constitution to provide for greater access to abortion, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll finds. (...)

George Soros: Amnesty said the Soros grant accounts for nearly 2.5 per cent of its total annual income, but returning it would set “a dangerous precedent”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Amnesty International has said it will not obey an instruction by the State’s ethics watchdog to return a donation from billionaire George Soros to fu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney. The Irish position has angered the pro-Brexit lobby in London. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Voters are full square behind the muscular approach to Brexit taken by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, the (...)

Fine Gael has seen a surge in support and now enjoys a substantial lead over Fianna Fáil, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.(...)

Leo Varadkar: the last time a taoiseach had this sort of approval rating was in July 2011. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

It is a lesson that has to be regularly relearned. Not every political crisis actually breaks through into the public consciousness, and therefore the(...)

British prime minister Theresa May’s hopes of securing a deal with Brussels were scuppered by the DUP on Monday, in a day of surprises, disappointment(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council President Donald Tusk speaking at a joint press conference at the Government buildings on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk has weighed his support firmly behind Ireland in the Brexit negotiations, saying if the United Kingd(...)

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