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British foreign secretary Liz Truss, as expected, announced plans to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland protocol Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament/AFP via Getty Images

What happened on Tuesday with the Northern Ireland protocol? British foreign secretary Liz Truss announced plans to introduce legislation in the comi(...)

Hungary’s foreign minister Peter Szijjarto: ‘It’s a rightful expectation from Hungary ... that the EU should offer a solution: to finance the investments and compensate.’ Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty

The European Union failed to finalise an embargo on Russian oil imports on Monday as Hungary maintained its veto on a proposal intended to undermine R(...)

British prime minster Boris Johnson  is visiting Northern Ireland on Monday. Photograph: Andy Rain/ EPA

British prime minister Boris Johnson has warned Brussels that the UK government will press ahead with unilateral changes to parts of the Brexit agreem(...)

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill: ‘I will be telling Boris Johnson that unilateral action deepens political instability and economic uncertainty and must not happen.’    Photograph:  Sam Boal/PA

Sinn Féin’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill intends to warn British prime minister Boris Johnson against taking unilateral action over the Northern I(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at  the National Famine Commemoration in Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon, on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Downes/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s Northern Irish leader Michelle O’Neill is to meet the Taoiseach on Monday morning ahead of visit to Belfast by British prime minister Bori(...)

A Palestinian artist paints a mural honouring late  veteran Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has condemned Israeli actions at the funeral of murdered journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and said they should (...)

The assumption that Northern Ireland could no longer drive a wedge between Dublin and London was shaken by Brexit. Photograph: iStock

In the years before and after the Belfast Agreement, relations between Ireland and Britain were marked by levels of trust and co-operation that would (...)

Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto speaks during a joint press conference with British prime minister Boris Johnson at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on Wednesday. Photograph: Mauri Ratilainen/ EPA

Good morning, The war in Ukraine, and its associated impact on Ireland, may have slipped from the top of the news bulletins in recent weeks. However,(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill. She  said any attempt to block a new speaker was unacceptable. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP has been accused by Sinn Féin of “holding society to ransom” by refusing to say if it will elect a speaker to the Northern Ireland Assembly on(...)

The J1 programme allows students from Ireland to work and travel in the US for several months every summer. Photograph: iStock

The US embassy is “working hard” to minimise waiting times for processing J1 visas and have increased resources to speed up applications, Minister for(...)

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