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The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has been increasing pressure on London to propose more concrete solutions in time for the summit. Photograph: EPA/BALAZS MOHAI

Today begins a critical fortnight in the Brexit negotiations, with Irish officials expecting to receive long-awaited British proposals on the Border i(...)

The flag of Kazakhstan. A premises for an embassy had been lined up close to Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Kazakhstan, the largest and richest country in central Asia, has cancelled plans to open an embassy in Ireland due to an issue over protocol with the (...)

The Government’s approval ratings have slumped in recent weeks, with a large decline among women in the wake of the cervical cancer screening scandal.(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the  Department of Health, is due to appear before the Oireachtas health committee today. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s chief medical officer and other senior Department of Health officials had a deeper knowledge of the CervicalCheck policy on informing(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, the independent chair of a scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The Department of Health was aware of CervicalCheck’s policy not to inform patients of the outcomes of reviews of their cases when it was clear it “ma(...)

Vicky Phelan pictured with her solicitor Cian O Carroll outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

The State Claims Agency (SCA) cannot reassure women they will be dealt with sympathetically if it seeks indemnities from the US laboratories that cond(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris met Opposition spokespersons on health yesterday to discuss the shape and the scope of an inquiry into the delayed diagnosis issue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will establish a non-statutory inquiry to provide immediate answers to the CervicalCheck controversy before deciding if a commission of(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien became a board member  Evofem Biosciences on January 17th, almost two months before he publicly announced he would be leaving the HSE in August. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Health Simon Harris gave written consent to HSE director general Tony O’Brien to take up a lucrative role at a US contraceptive manufactu(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at   the  All-Island Civic Forum in Dundalk on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Paul McErlane

EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier side-stepped accusations from DUP leader Arlene Foster that he was “not an honest broker”, saying he would(...)

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attending an all All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dundalk. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said that there is “a real risk” that no agreement will be reached with the UK in talks on its wit(...)

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