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ITaoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20th, 2018. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will deliver a speech on Monday to more than 70 heads of state at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York. The event is t(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy:  There are more than 180,000 empty homes throughout Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Government plan for 3,500 social homes has delivered just 15 countrywide, Minster for Housing Eoghan Murphy has admitted. The Repair and Leasing Sc(...)

 An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at Farmleigh, at the start of Mr Abbas’s short visit to Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to arrive in New York this evening ahead of next week’s meeting of the United Nations General Assembly as Ireland contin(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney and his Palestinian counterpart Riad al-Malki deliver a joint address on the stalled Middle East pease process. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland may recognise a Palestinian state if peace talks with Israel aimed at producing a two-state solution in the region continue to stagnate. Mini(...)

Tánaiste  Simon Coveney  speaking in Government Buildings on Thursday about Brexit preparedness. Photo: Julien Behal

The Democratic Unionist Party cannot be allowed to veto a Brexit deal on the Border, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. Mr Coveney (...)

British prime minister Theresa May makes a defiant statement on Brexit negotiations from Downing Street. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May has accused EU leaders of driving Brexit negotiations into an impasse by rejecting her Chequers proposals and making unacceptable demands (...)

Dublin believes Theresa May’s domestic political needs, especially the forthcoming Conservative Party conference, influenced the tone of her remarks of her Downing Street statement on Friday. Photograph: Paul Grover/Pool Photo

The Irish Government has welcomed Theresa May’s commitment to bring forward new proposals on the backstop, which it said it has been seeking for month(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is lobbying the Government on tax. Photograph: PA Wire

Ryanair is lobbying for a change in Irish tax laws to help it in tackling its industrial relations woes, reports Barry O’Halloran this morning. The sh(...)

British prime minister Theresa May looks back following an EU leaders’ group photo on the second day of a summit in Salzburg, Austria. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The prospect of an agreement between the EU and the UK on Brexit before time runs out on the process is as far away as ever after a fractious EU summi(...)

Pearse Doherty of Sinn Féin highlighted the case of scoliosis sufferer Sophia McGuinness. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hospital waiting lists for children requiring spinal surgery are “an exercise in manipulation”, the Dáil has heard. Sinn Féin deputy leader Pearse Do(...)

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