Threshold statement: ‘Threshold wishes to apologise for the lack of clarify and any public misinformation arising around the concept of a ‘viewing fee’ being a growing phenomenon’ Photograph: iStock

Housing charity Threshold has apologised for incorrectly claiming that prospective tenants were being asked by landlords to pay “viewing fees” to be a(...)

Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe Kenneth Kearon said the church believed the constitutional reference to blasphemy was “largely obsolete”. Photograph: Cian Reinhardt

The Church of Ireland is supporting the removal of the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution in the referendum taking place later this month. Bi(...)

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi:  was last seen entering the Saudi  diplomatic mission in Istanbul on October 2nd.

Business group Ibec has cancelled a conference involving the Saudi ambassador to Ireland over the presumed killing of a dissident journalist in the Sa(...)

Paschal Donohoe said the Government had been “clear on our objectives” around Brexit, “robust in our negotiations and thorough in our planning”.

Brexit is the “political, economic and diplomatic challenge of our generation”, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said as he announced budgetary me(...)

The latest UK proposal is viewed on the Irish side as a hybrid version of a previous proposal, tabled by the UK  in June, that would keep the UK aligned with the EU on customs, but for a time-limited period. Photograph: Getty Images

A possible UK version of the “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border is “an interesting idea” but “the devil will be in the detail”, an EU of(...)

EU leaders were not impressed with Theresa May rehashing the UK’s “red line” conditions and needlessly setting new ones, by effectively saying it was Chequers or nothing. Photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

So, any progress this week on progress towards a deal on Brexit? Eh, no. In fact, the stalemate in the negotiations has become even more stale. The (...)

A vineyard in one of the disputed settlements. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Government opposes Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands. File photograph: Getty Images

The State could face infringement proceedings by the EU or a third party if a Bill that would ban imports from Israeli settlements in occupied Palesti(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally during the launch of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme on  Wednesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

CervicalCheck and the HSE were unaware that a contracted US lab outsourced Irish smear tests for testing to other US labs in Texas, Florida, Nevada an(...)

Sir Keir Starmer: ‘The message I hope to send the prime minister is that Ireland cannot pay the price of your failed negotiating strategy’ Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

Ireland cannot pay the price of a no-deal Brexit as a result of Theresa May’s “failed negotiating strategy”, the UK’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir(...)

Sir Ivan Rogers, the former chief Brussels adviser to David Cameron and Theresa May, has warned against a ‘no-deal Brexit’. File photograph: EPA

Britain is potentially facing the worst domestic political turmoil since the Second World War over Brexit and a severe political crisis with the EU, t(...)

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