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Brendan Grace and Noel Whelan

Tributes were paid in the Dáil to two “giants of public life” barrister and commentator Noel Whelan and entertainer Brendan Grace. Fianna Fáil deputy(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Good morning, We bring you some very sad news this morning. Noel Whelan, our political columnist, barrister, author and well-known political analyst,(...)

Bonfire builders complete their structure near the peace wall in west Belfast on July 9th. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The banner at Ulster’s Freedom Corner in east Belfast proclaims “Tomorrow belongs to us” under the red hand of Ulster, the symbol of loyalism to the B(...)

Fresh report from Northern Ireland civil service warns that at least 40,000 jobs would be lost if UK crashes out without  deal.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has accused Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt of having an “utterly disingenuous debate” on Brexit in their con(...)

 Orange Order grand secretary Mervyn Gibson, at the Museum of Orange Heritage,  Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney

A stack of leaflets in the reception of the Museum of Orange Heritage in south Belfast shows a cartoon of golf club wielding Orangemen marching on to (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “We are not going to put checks on the Border or close to it.”  Photograph: Henry Nicholls

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has indicated there will be checks on goods travelling between Northern Ireland and the Republic in the event of a no-deal Brex(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney appealed for politicians on all sides to work together  on Brexit.

A no-deal Brexit would mean a “fundamental disruption” to how the all-island economy functions, and would put strain on both trade and the political s(...)

Port of Rotterdam. A new freight shipping route between Waterford and Rotterdam has been welcomed by the Irish Exporters Association. Photograph: iStock

A new freight shipping route between Waterford and Rotterdam has been welcomed by the Irish Exporters Association. Chief Executive Simon McKeever has(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  Mr Coveney is set to tell Ministers  a no-deal Brexit  is more likely now than at any time to date. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Ministers will face “dire” warnings on Tuesday about the realities of a no-deal Brexit when they are expected to discuss the implications for the Bord(...)

Tánaiste  Simon Coveney: ‘We can’t allow, in a no-deal scenario for example, for Northern Ireland effectively to become a backdoor that’s unguarded into the European Union single market and customs union’. Photograph: Julien Behal

Ireland cannot allow Northern Ireland to be used as a backdoor to take Ireland out of the EU by default, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sim(...)

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