Robin Barnett

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  lays a wreath at the annual Daniel O’Connell Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery which was followed by a forum on  Ireland post-Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish and British governments were already planning a new initiative to restart all-party talks in Northern Ireland before the murder of journalis(...)

Simon Coveney: ‘If people are going to try and pull that deal down, they need to think very carefully about the consequences’. Photograph:  Darragh Kane

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney said it was too early to say whether British prime minister, Theresa May will succeed in gett(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD launches a new joint report from the British embassy Dublin and Cork Chamber to promote economic opportunity between UK and south west Ireland.  Above, British  ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett and Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO. Photograph: Darragh Kane

International financial services and information communications technology are two areas of economic activity in which Cork can forge closer links wit(...)

Michael D Higgins at a ceremony marking the centenary of Armistice Day at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has warned against a new international arms race and the fuelling of wars in the Middle East and Africa, as he led the Sta(...)

‘Sometimes it’s just jealousy’: Matt Hudson, owner of the Woolshed Baa & Grill on Parnell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On the wall of his Ballsbridge office the British ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett, has a framed Manchester United jersey signed by Roy Keane. Lat(...)

A number of events were held in Waterford to mark the centenary of a shipping disaster in 1917. Photograph: Robin Barnett/Twitter

Relatives of two men who died when two merchant ships were torpedoed by a German submarine in December 1917 have spoken of their pride at seeing their(...)

An independence supporter outside the Palau Catalan Regional Government Building in Barcelona earlier this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

The policy committee for Dublin City Council has recommended that the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin City Hall for a month-long period. Councillor(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan with Cllr John King at the plaque unveiling   to commemorate the bravery of Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney VC,  in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Protestants have been given direct assurance by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan that there will be “careful planning and most sensitive handling(...)

Passport control: defending the Common Travel Area only for citizens of the Republic and Northern Ireland could have adverse implications for migrants. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brexit could make Ireland sacrifice its independence in setting immigration policy, an academic specialising in migration studies has warned. Dr Piar(...)

Relatives of Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge, Frank Ledwidge  and Joseph Ledwidge in his birthplace during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the poet’s death.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people of Slane never forgot Francis Ledwidge even while the rest of the country was indulging in what FX Martin called “national amnesia” over th(...)

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