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British prime Minister David Cameron said Britain should only give its formal notice of leaving the EU when a new leader is in place. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The EU’s top officials have called on the British government to give effect to the referendum result “as soon as possible, however painful that proces(...)

British students hold the UK Union flags and European Union flags in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

So, what happens now? No state has left the European Union before. Up to the Lisbon Treaty, it did not even have rules that would allow it. However, (...)

Securing a new summer service between Cork and Madrid is part of the planned expansion of Cork Airport and has the potential to bring thousands of Spa(...)

AIB chairman Richard Pym: “As a bank we consider economic risk and the risks arising from a Brexit are extremely high.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

AIB staff have been warned to brace themselves for an intense period of market volatility in and around the UK’s vote on EU membership on Thursday. (...)

 President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins during his special address at the seventh annual conference of the independent progressive think-tank TASC. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The EU is now “unequivocally, at a point of crisis” and might well “continue to disintegrate,” President Michael D Higgins has said. “The very antith(...)

AIG Fenway Hurling Classic, Dublin v Galway, in Fenway Park, Boston, last November: “Anything related to Ireland, given the amount of Irish that live here, would make sense for us,” says   FSG president Sam Kennedy. Photograph: Ray McManus

As president of the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and head of the famous Red Sox baseball club, Sam Kennedy has one of the coolest jobs in Boston. FSG o(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: “Rise is growing up like WebSummit. Rise is a good bit bigger now.”

WebSummit founder Paddy Cosgrave hailed the success of the company’s Hong Kong event Rise, which has seen a strong increase in attendees in its second(...)

Muslim women hold a banner which says “a Choice” as they demonstrate against a French proposal to ban Muslim women from wearing headscarves. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Companies can ban Muslim staff from wearing headscarves as long as they also forbid other symbols of religion in the workplace, according to an opinio(...)

Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone collects his runners-up medal at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Photograph: Images

Forty minutes after watching his team lose the Champions League final on penalties, Diego Simeone sat in the press conference room, determined to fulf(...)

Lost at sea: the crew of the Arklow schooner Cymric at Ringsend dockyard in September 1943, including (third left) Michael Tierney, who encouraged Dermot Bolger’s father to become a sailor

There is so much I should have asked my father Roger about his wartime experience undertaking dangerous voyages to Lisbon on tiny Irish ships. But I k(...)

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