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The provision of Traveller accommodation in Ireland remains inadequate with sites still badly located and in poor condition, a Council of Europe committee says in a report. Photograph: Tom Honan

The provision of Traveller accommodation in Ireland remains inadequate with sites still badly located and in poor condition, a Council of Europe commi(...)

The European Commission building in Brussels: The commission commits to continuing Irish peace process programmes and their funding. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The EU has stepped up its planning for a no-deal Brexit scenario, with the European Commission on Wednesday publishing a schedule for temporary emerge(...)

Theresa May in the House of Commons on Monday following a statement where she told MPs that tomorrow’s ‘meaningful vote’ on her Brexit deal had been deferred. Photograph: Parbul/PA Wire

We are in the market for a “reassurance”. A clarification, not a renegotiated treaty. A way of demonstrating that the withdrawal treaty, and speci(...)

British prime minister is to tell MPs: “This is the best deal for the UK, the best deal for Europe, this is the only deal possible.” Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Theresa May will warn MPs on Monday that rejecting her Brexit deal will open the door to “division and uncertainty” and risk reversing Britain’s decis(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier. The full European Commission briefed by chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

When British prime minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Wednesday to negotiate final changes to the political declaration on future EU-UK relat(...)

In the aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh controversy, and on the eve of International Day of the Girl, a parody song about what a frightening moment th(...)

The Killorglin-based company cultivates mussels in Castlemaine harbour.

A Co Kerry mussel producer has failed in its attempt to bring an appeal against a decision to the Grand Chambre full court of the Strasbourg-based Eur(...)

A no-deal for the rest of the EU means no British exit cash and budgetary chaos, border controls and customs, airlines unable to land, uncertainty on citizen rights, and supply line disruptions

“The European Council renews its call upon Member States, Union institutions and all stakeholders to step up their work on preparedness at all levels (...)

France’s Minister for the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire speaks next to German finance minister Olaf Scholz during a news conference at the informal Ecofin meeting of EU finance ministers in Sofia, Bulgaria on April 28th. Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov

Ireland’s GDP will grow by 5.7 per cent this year (a higher rate than previously expected), consumer spending will accelerate, and new mortgage lendin(...)

An RAF Tornado takes off from a base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, to participate in joint operational strikes  by the US, France and Britain in Syria. Photograph: Mod via AP

British prime minister Theresa May has defended her decision to launch air strikes against Syria without prior parliamentary approval, describing the (...)

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