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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar explains a point after a meeting  the prime minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte in Dublin on Wednesday night. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister Theresa May is facing a race against time to progress the Brexit talks and resolve deadlock over the Irish border which threate(...)

The new Luas station at Broombridge, Cabra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When the first silver Luas trams begin trundling through Cabra and Phibsborough this week, homeowners and auctioneers will be waiting to see what happ(...)

 Ahead of next month’s summit, the Irish Government wants Britain to make a written declaration outlining how it plans to avoid a hard Border.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary

In an ornate reception room at the Irish Embassy in London on Wednesday evening, a distinguished assembly of MPs, peers, senior Whitehall officials, a(...)

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan: “Certain cases will affect you more than others, but that’s human nature.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dr Linda Mulligan does not seem like the type of person who performs autopsies for a living. She’s warm, friendly too. When asked what attracted her (...)

Brexit secretary David Davis told MPs this week that he expects EU leaders to agree that the negotiations are close to achieving as much progress as they can before moving on to trade talks. Photograph: AFP/PRU

Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday with no hope of moving on to talks about a post-Brexit trade deal before December, as other EU leaders exp(...)

Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin and the DUP moved closer to re-establishing the Northern Executive on Wednesday night, after pressure from the Irish and British government(...)

“I get up at 5am, and leave the house at 5.10am. I drive to Whitehall, and park there. I then jog about eight miles into work.” Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The increasing cost of living in cities is forcing more and more people to spend longer periods of time commuting. Three people share their(...)

An art installation called ‘Soften the Border’ by artist Rita Duffy on the Border between Belcoo in Co Fermanagh and Blacklion in Co Cavan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Speculation began to mount early this week on what we could expect from the British government when it released its first position paper on the custom(...)

 Secretary of State for the Department of Exiting the European Union David Davis (right). In a statement on Sunday, the UK’s department for exiting the European Union said intense work had been underway to prepare for formal talks on the UK’s future relationship with the EU

The British government is planning to publish a series of position papers on Brexit, including its plans for the Irish Border, starting next week, in (...)

Speed cameras were introduced in the Dublin Port Tunnel at the start of June.

A “white van” driver was detected speeding in the Dublin Port Tunnel three times within 90 minutes on the same day, it has emerged. Cameras began ope(...)

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