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Boris Johnson is expected to win the Conservative Party leadership on Tuesday and take over from Theresa May as prime minister on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned the next UK prime minister that major changes to the backstop are “just not going to happen”. Speaking on Sunday, M(...)

Arlene Foster says Simon Coveney is ‘obviously is setting out his stall so that he can look tough to our new prime minister’. Photograph: Reuters

Efforts to bring in abortion legislation through the Northern Ireland Bill currently making its way through Westminster were “insidious”, the DUP lead(...)

Simon Coveney appears on BBC TV’s The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, July 21st, 2019. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned that “we’re all in trouble” if the new British prime minister decides to “tear up” the proposed agreement covering t(...)

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One on Friday before heading  to his golf resort in New Jersey. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

European politicians need to “stand up” and should not be afraid to say they “fundamentally” disagree with the approach of US President Donald Trump, (...)

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

Lisa Smith: the suspected Isis supporter has  said she did not commit any crimes in the name of the terrorist group

Local politicians in Co Louth have called for the Dundalk woman who travelled to Islamic State in Syria to be allowed return to Ireland, along with he(...)

Stormont in Belfast: Northern Ireland is careening towards direct rule regardless of the wishes of the British or Irish governments. Photograph:  Paul Faith

Everyone had a quiet laugh at Gerry Adams last Thursday when he appealed during a Dáil debate on Brexit for “the Government and others, in the interes(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney arrives for the National Day of Commemoration ceremony in Dublin on Sunday. Mr Coveney has warned online platforms of their responsibility to police the “ever-evolving threat” of disinformation. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State’s security services are “appraising” a suspected Russian intelligence operation to spread fake news online targeting divisions in Ireland an(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson said he would be urging the incoming British prime minister to engage with Dublin to ‘try and resolve these difficulties in advance of the impending deadline in October’.

The Government should engage directly with London on its post-Brexit proposals to avoid a hard border as a co-guarantor of the Northern Irish peace pr(...)

Keith Byrne with his wife Keran. Mr Byrne is ‘very, very down’, his father Jim has said

An Irishman jailed in the US while trying to secure citizenship is preparing to spend weeks behind bars after refusing to sign a form that would have (...)

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