Stephen Donnelly

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Minister for Health Simon Harris said there was no question of the hard border deal being watered down or changed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is satisfied “full legal effect” will be given to the avoidance of a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland in the final(...)

 James Byrne and James McMahon attend last weekend’s Irexit: Freedom to Prosper conference in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Flames of populism may have ignited the political infernos of Donald Trump and Brexit in 2016 and sparked growing Euroscepticism across Europe, but in(...)

Social Democrats: under joint leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall the party will need hard work and a dollop of luck to get the traction to become a serious force on the left. Photograph: Eric Luke

The second national conference of the Social Democrats, which takes place in Dún Laoghaire this weekend, should give a good indication whether the par(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

There was widespread support from the Opposition for the Government’s stance on Brexit, as well as encouragement for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stick t(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney said the EU taskforce would negotiate in a way that was consistent but fair and which showed some understanding of British difficulties.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government departments are preparing for the fallout from the UK failing to negotiate a withdrawal from the EU, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Cov(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael National Conference in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed support for the idea of an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland and has reaffirmed a commitment to holding an a(...)

Ruth Fitzmaurice with her children at the funeral of her husband, film director Simon Fitzmaurice, at St Kilian’s Church, Blacklion, Greystones, today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Film director Simon Fitzmaurice remained “full of humour” and “jolly and courageous” right up until his death, despite his difficult battle with motor(...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Emma Coffey: her comments on Brexit differ to those of the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, who insists no border should be in place. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil councillor Emma Coffey has called for the imposition of a hard Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic to “protect the influx of (...)

Stepping out: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe leaving RTÉ Radio Centre after his appearance on Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

At least Leo got a break on Wednesday: a nice few hours of downtime in the Dáil doing the bread and butter stuff such as answering questions and needl(...)

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