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Micheál Martin: provoking a general election in the coming months  would be ’irresponsible’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Provoking a general election in the coming months against the backdrop of a potential no-deal Brexit would be a “irresponsible”, Fianna Fáil leader Mi(...)

Simon Coveney: People are entitled to their opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Complex challenges surrounding the Irish Border in the event of a no-deal Brexit cannot be “dumbed down” to technological solutions, Tánaiste Simon Co(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader  Arlene Foster. Their parties  have been maintaining radio silence in terms of their talks. Photograph:   Getty Images

Rather like the Republic’s game against Wales on Monday, the DUP-Sinn Féin negotiations to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly have reached a (...)

Residents who support a united Spain give their farewell to Spanish police officer leaving the Pineda de Mar hotels in Barcelona. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Most of today’s nations emerged from the dissolution of empires. Nationalisms now threaten the dissolution of states. The independence movement in Cat(...)

Arlene Foster and Theresa May: talks between the DUP and British PM are expected to see the party support the Conservatives to form a government. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

The Government will seek “full and detailed transparency” for any agreement the Democratic Unionist Party reaches with the Conservative Party to suppo(...)