Simon Carswell

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Eamon Gilmore, who was minister for foreign affairs from 2011 to 2014: “In something like this you have to be pretty well focused singularly on it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A general election during Brexit talks about the future of the Border would deeply damage Ireland’s negotiating position, former ministers for foreign(...)

Mike Russell: Brexit represents “a serious threat to devolution. We would have hoped that the DUP would have seen that.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The deadlock over the future of the Irish Border has meant that in the multi-rope tug-of-war contest that is the Brexit negotiations, some strenuous p(...)

The Government will be advised to change legislation to force satellite television services such as Sky and Virgin to pay RTÉ and TV3 retransmission fees for broadcasting their programmes. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The collection of television licence fees by the Revenue Commissioners, transferring the service from An Post, is among the recommendations to be mad(...)

“I heard a crack and knew I was f**ked.” That was how one survivor of the Berkeley balcony collapse is said to have recalled the moment that left the(...)

The nature of the crime can be both opportunistic and targeted. Courtney says that of the crimes reported within the construction industry in the past year, 90 per cent involved the theft of tools.   Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

“People magpie them. We refer to them as magpies. It is fairly common,” says Billy Wall, the head of one of the trade unions representing workers in t(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney meeting  Boris Johnson at Iveagh House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Border: when to negotiate its future post-Brexit, now or later? The European Union and the United Kingdom have their main sticking point – t(...)

Farmer John Sheridan estimates that about one-fifth of the 5,000 jobs in Northern Ireland’s beef processing industry would be lost in a hard Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson

A group of businesspeople from Northern Ireland and the Border counties travelled to Dublin on Wednesday to warn about the impact of Brexit on their a(...)

Donal McManus,  chief executive of the Irish Council for Social Housing: “The expansion of the non-profit housing sector would be limited if there was a reclassification.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Government plans to provide more social housing to ease the homeless crisis could be put in jeopardy if an investigation reclassifies how the State ac(...)

Lorcan O’Connor, the director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland will meet the country’s banks next month

The Insolvency Service of Ireland will meet the country’s banks next month to ask why there has been a sharp increase in objections to personal insolv(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe begins a four-day visit to the United States on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe begins a four-day visit to the United States on Monday, arriving in the country to discuss international tax issu(...)

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