Minister for Foreign Affairs and  Trade Charlie Flanagan:  said Brexit was at the  top of the Government’s agenda and had been since before the UK referendum vote.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has warned against Ireland seeking “special status’’ within the EU following Brexit. He said such conc(...)

Calais “Jungle” migrant camp: the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called for Ireland to take 200 of its unaccompanied refugee children. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Our refugee programme is focused on resettling refugees from camps in Greece, Italy and Lebanon and Government has advised Greece of our desire to tak(...)

Guardian journalist Luke Harding has told a conference he places a sticking plaster over the webcam on his compute. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek

Cyberspying has become so all-pervasive that diplomats are resorting to using typewriters to send important messages, a conference has been told. T(...)

Students Lucy Mangan (left) and  Clara Hickey both from DCU at Wednesday’s protest. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Students from across Ireland attended a protest in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon and heard calls from student leaders on the Government to increase in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: According to one  source, the first draft of his earliest statement on the Brexit referendum result did not contain any reference to Ireland’s commitment to its own EU membership. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Earlier this summer, in the days after the British vote to leave the European Union, Irish diplomats on the continent were struck by how often they f(...)

Diarmaid Ferriter: “The wheel has turned over the decades in relation to Anglo-Irish relations and how joint involvement in the EU transformed perspectives.” Photographs: The Irish Times

During the week, the Merriman Summer School in Ennis was timely in examining the theme of “our gallant allies in Europe”. It offered a chance to refle(...)

What is Brexit? The countdown has begun to the United Kingdom’s referendum on withdrawal from the European Union. The stakes are high: if UK voters o(...)

The technology company Facebook filed two returns for lobbying activity for the last three months of 2015

Media owner Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Group, which owns Newstalk and Today FM, lobbied the Government for financial support for the public services(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Downing Street in London. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The Government does not support the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union “at any cost”, Minister for European Affairs Dara Murp(...)

Hans Zomer (47) has been director of Dóchas, an umbrella group for Ireland’s development agencies, for the past 13 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Michael D Higgins is to appoint international aid specialist Hans Zomer as his head of communications. Mr Zomer (47) has been director of D(...)

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