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Google employees stage a “women’s walkout” at their Googleplex offices in protest over the company’s handling of payouts to  managers who had allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct at the company in Mountain View, California. Photograph: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Property developer Paddy McKillen and his business partner Tony Leonard have lost a bid to sue the former Anglo Irish Bank in the US courts over Mr Mc(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said an option to extend the post-Brexit transition period beyond December 2020 was one  alternative to the backstop.  Photograph:   PA Wire

Theresa May has called for a UK-wide customs backstop to be made legally binding in the Brexit withdrawal agreement so that it can replace the Norther(...)

The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the plan as a means of breaking the current impasse, according to Fianna Fáil communications spokesman Timmy Dooley.

Ryanair’s first-half profit fell by 7 per cent to € 1.2 billion, as average fares declined due to excess capacity in Europe and repeated air traffic c(...)

Simon Coveney: “There will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop, end of story.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Reneging on the “backstop” by the United Kingdom to avoid a hard border after Brexit could open parts of the withdrawal treaty already agreed to reneg(...)

 Adrienne McGuinness, director of the Nest Box Egg Company. “It would be nice if we had some more clarity,” she says. Photograph: Julien Behal

Eggs, engineers, ducks, hotels, mushrooms, oysters and artists. There is nothing that Brexit won’t touch, particularly when you are a short drive from(...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys,  Tánaiste  Simon Coveney TD and Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee at a Brexit workshop in Co Monaghan on Friday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography.

The United Kingdom should not see the European Union’s willingness to extend the post-Brexit transition period in order to resolve the Irish Border is(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses media in Brussels on Friday. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/ AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Friday that a possible extension of Britain’s post-Brexit transition period would not diminish Ireland’s need for a “ba(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee speaking to journalists before Wednesday’s European Council dinner. Photograph: Ben Stansall / AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presented a copy of The Irish Times to EU leaders to emphasise the importance of the Border issue in Brexit discussions. Mr Va(...)

Mary Casey with a photograph of her father, Jack McCann,  who was killed in an IRA attack on a customs post in 1972. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Mary Casey remembers how her father Jack gave pocket money to the children to buy sweets when he came home in his lorry to Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. “Da(...)

Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones fears Brexit negotiations will produce “a fudge” on a solution to avoid a hard Border in Ireland, pushing “the same (...)

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