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Britain’s prime minister Theresa May on the BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show”: said she would work to secure further assurances from EU leaders on the backstop to assuage members of her Conservative Party and the DUP. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

A formal exchange of letters between the EU and the UK, stipulating that the Northern Ireland backstop will be temporary and superseded by a comprehen(...)

Leo Varadkar: Health and housing are the running public policy sores for the Government.   Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

At the beginning of the year, the prospects for the Government surviving the year seemed slim. After the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald, relations(...)

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has declined to rule out a general election in 2019 despite a guarantee from the Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, not to bri(...)

The tax bill relates to the sale by Elan of its interests in multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri in 2013 to Biogen for $3.25bn and also a share of future royalties

The Revenue Commissioners have issued a tax demand of more than €1.6 billion on major pharmaceutical company, Perrigo, in a move likely to set off a (...)

Leo  Varadkar stressed the EU’s wish to help Mrs May, but added: “That is contingent on her understanding that there are limitations.” Photogaph:  John Thys / AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that there are “limitations” to any assistance to what the EU can offer the British prime minister Theresa May to help(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a European Summit  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The Taoiseach has said that he and the rest of the EU are willing to help British prime minister Theresa May by offering “explanations, clarifications(...)

Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy said he had been told it was the first time in Europe an interfaith group had developed such a strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF) has said direct funding from the exchequer is urgently needed if it is to continue its work. It needed to se(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s University Hospital,  Minister for Health Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony: new EU building rules could force the project to be redesigned, escalating the cost and threatening its future. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This weekend, over five years after the project was unveiled to great political fanfare, not a brick has been laid in the development of Ireland’s lon(...)

The Government is on course to run a budget surplus this year for the first time in over a decade. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is on course to run a budget surplus this year for the first time in over a decade following a near record €2.7 billion corporation tax(...)

Reports at the weekend suggested former minister for communications Denis Naughten believed he should return to the Cabinet as he had been exonerated by the Smyth report. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Senior officials from the Department of Communications expect to make a recommendation on the national broadband plan in the coming weeks, the confide(...)

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