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British prime minister Theresa May is welcomed by EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker  prior to the Brexit meeting in Brussels at which the deal was signed. Photograph: EPA

The deal agreed overnight provides assurances to Ireland about the absence of a hard Border on the island after Brexit in March 2019, though it leaves(...)

Boris Johnson arriving  for a cabinet meeting at Downing Street   on November 28th. Even he has  shrugged his shoulders on the divorce bill, and said it was time to move on. Photograph:  EPA/Andy Rain

We are dealing with two possible outcomes to the Brexit talks. Either the UK concedes to pretty much all the demands from the EU side or the talks col(...)

As repeated by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Friday’s press conference following his meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk (above), Ireland’s favoured option is for the UK to remain in the UK trading bloc. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

What are the talks about the Border focusing on? It is all about avoiding the return of a Border on the island of Ireland and specifically one affect(...)

Britain and the EU have reached agreement on the divorce bill, with London expected to pay more than €50 billion

Britain and the EU have reached agreement on the divorce bill, with London expected to pay more than €50 billion. While the final sum will only be agr(...)

  Central Bank  governor Philip Lane:  his cautious approach is   tempered by  a number of factors which threaten   house prices such as Brexit and changes in international tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Is a soft-landing ever possible in the Irish housing market? Or in the roller-coaster world of the Irish property market are we heading for another ho(...)

Demonstrators dressed as Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  before taking part in a protest on Whitehall outside the entrance to Downing Street in London before Wednesday’s budget. Photograph: Getty

What impact will the UK Budget have on us? Well, the first key message is that UK economic growth forecasts have been cut. This was blamed on lower p(...)

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

As the deadline for completing the first stage of Brexit negotiations draws near, and with the British political establishment in the midst of a nervo(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at their meeting in Silicon Valley

The Taoiseach’s networking in Silicon Valley seems to be paying dividends: Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland n(...)

US president Donald Trump shows samples of the proposed new tax form. Tax proposals emanating from Brussels appear to carry much more danger for Ireland.

The latest tax plans from the US administration suggest one thing clearly. It is that the greatest threat to Ireland in terms of corporate tax changes(...)

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks to media. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

The ECB is moving to end its extraordinary period of monetary stimulus, but only slowly. The bottom line for borrowers from the latest announcement is(...)

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