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Phil Hogan:  there could be a role for the EU in guiding the recovery from Covid-19 and managing resilience across sectors.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Brexit negotiations are in the “real last-chance saloon”, but a trade deal will be agreed between the UK and Brussels, former EU trade commissioner P(...)

Brian Hayes said the Oireachtas golf dinner “caused a huge amount of angst in the country and I fully recognise that”. File photograph: Alan Betson

Brian Hayes, chief executive of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), considered resigning after he attended this year’s controversial Oir(...)

Passengers at the Terminal 1 departures check-in area in Dublin airport last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last month the European Commission put forward an ambitious plan aimed to allow free movement between the 27 countries of the European Union, even in (...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan at Dublin Castle last month. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The standing of the three-party coalition does not compare to the stellar heights achieved by its predecessor in June but it is reasonably solid in sp(...)

 The MEPs approved the appointment of the long time Fine Gael representative with a decisive vote of 583 in favour and 75 against on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/ EPA

Mairead McGuinness has been approved by the European Parliament to be Ireland’s commissioner, taking up the brief of financial services. In a vote on(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke after members of the Supreme Court and the board of the Judicial Council met ahead of the publication of the Denham report into the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at an Oireachtas Golf Society event in Galway in August. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The controversy surrounding the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at the Oireachtas golf dinner has brought into sharp focus the serious(...)

Mairead McGuinness: ‘I have a deep understanding of the importance of financial stability and financial services for business, society and citizens.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s commissioner designate Mairead McGuinness will face questions on Friday morning on topics ranging from Brexit, banking union and Covid-19 to(...)

Ms Justice Denham  decided that Mr Justice Woulfe’s attendance at the dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden was not an offence that warranted his resignation.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The outcry that followed the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner was prompted by many things, but orbited one central idea: that the politicians and others(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: report concludes resignation would be unjust. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

The report into the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at the Oireachtas golf dinner has expressed the view he did not break any law and (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

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