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The Cabinet adjourned once more, with Ministers and officials – sustained by late-night sandwiches – gathering around televisions to watch the joint May-Juncker press conference. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

As British prime minister Theresa May prepared to fly to Strasbourg to meet European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker on Monday, some in Taois(...)

Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union,  greets British prime minister Theresa May before a news conference in Strasbourg, France, on Monday.  Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The British government claimed on Monday night it had won legally binding changes to the Northern Ireland backstop after the European Union agreed to (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK prime minister Theresa May in Farmleigh House, Dublin Photograph: AFP/Maxwells/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May discussed Brexit and Northern Ireland at a private dinner in Farmleigh House in Dublin l(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross because it leads to a public “back and forth” between Fine Gael (...)

As of New Year’s Eve, 151 people have been killed on Irish roads though the eventual figure may be less than that when reclassification takes place.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of people killed on the State’s roads in 2018 was 149, according to provisional figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The number i(...)

Shane Ross’s planned anti-speeding measures have prompted concerns. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has raised serious concerns about new anti-speeding measures proposed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross, and questio(...)

One of the red herrings in the acrimonious debate that led to the abandonment of Irish Water’s plan to introduce a graduated system of household water charges was the claim that this was a first step towards the privatisation of water. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Government’s decision to hold a referendum aimed at ensuring that water supply is retained in public ownership is a positive move which should pav(...)

The planned amendment to the Constitution would stipulate that ownership of a water services authority must be retained by the State or a State-controlled body. File photograph: Getty Images

The outline of a proposed referendum to keep in public ownership any company or authority responsible for the supply of water services is to set to be(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ’Society is marked by a serious lack of unity’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has urged judges and lawyers, in a society “marked by a serious lack of unity”, to “look more closely at the meaning(...)

Fianna Fáil has launched a new policy   aimed at improving safety for cyclists and overhauling cycling infrastructure.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Motorists who park in cycle lanes should receive penalty points and a fine, Fianna Fáil has said. The party launched a new policy on Tuesday aimed at(...)

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