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US president Donald Trump embraces Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House during their St Patrick’s week meeting. File photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s US administration has exempted the European Union from controversial import tariffs, averting a possible transatlantic trade war but al(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: A spokesman for him said the remaining 27 EU member states ‘have been consistent that there can be no backsliding on any part of December’s agreement’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EU negotiators will this week insist the British abandon their hardline position and show a willingness to commit to the so-called backstop guaranteei(...)

Max Schrems, who in August 2011 flagged the loophole that allowed apps installed by users of Facebook to ‘harvest’ data from their friends without their direct knowledge or explicit consent.

A loophole that led to a political data firm using unauthorised information collected from Facebook users in Donald Trump’s campaign was raised with a(...)

Snow falls around an Egyptian goose in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, during a weather front that has been dubbed the mini beast from the east on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 70 flights into and out of London’s Heathrow, including 10 flights to and from Dublin and Cork, have been cancelled due to expected snow and(...)

A scene from Inchicore, Dublin, this Friday morning. Photograph: Gavin O Ceallachain

Irish Water has asked people to conserve water during the freezing temperatures to reduce the risk of interruption to supplies amid the severe weather(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson:  has told Theresa May it was wrong to see the government’s task as “maintaining no border” on the island of Ireland after Brexit. Photograph: Alex Burstow/Getty Images

Northern Ireland will effectively remain in the EU customs union and adhere to single market rules to avoid a hard border post-Brexit if no deal or al(...)

The Department of Finance had “no evidence at this point” that the Single Supervisory Mechanism’s treatment of split mortgages was going to change,” a spokesman said. File photograph: Frank Miller

Department of Finance officials have challenged the European banking watchdog’s classification of restructured home loans to borrowers who are meeting(...)

Sale of the €3.7 billion “Project Glas” loan portfolio  has generated public outrage over the likelihood loans will end up in the hands of a so-called vulture fund.

Cathal and Cathy Dunne, like tens of thousands of others during the recession, fell into dire money problems and struggled to repay their mortgage. To(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys speaking to media after a  conference on the trade implications of Brexit at Croke Park, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe intends to review protections for home owners from mass repossessions in light of Permanent TSB’s likely sale of (...)

Brexit negotiations: the Norway-Sweden border is frictionless but not invisible, according to Else Berit Eikeland

A “Norway-plus” model for the UK after Brexit, as proposed last month by the Taoiseach, could effectively amount to continued membership of the Europe(...)

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