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The Irish Government will continue to insist on the idea of regulations staying the same in the North and South as part of the backstop. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

We are all caught up in the fuss about whether there is going to be a no-deal Brexit and, if so, when it might happen. And this is vital for our short(...)

Deputy secretary general of Nato Rose Gottemoeller with Maurice Quinn, secretary general at the Department of Defence, and Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett, chief of staff of the Defence Forces. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Foreign fighters and so-called Isis brides should face the full but fair rigours of the law when seeking to return to their countries of origin, the d(...)

A major problem for Ireland’s beef sector is that EU demand for the product is weak relative to supply.

This week’s paper from the Central Bank on Irish agriculture showed that beef farmers, on average, make nothing from rearing beef cattle, while most o(...)

Joseph Stiglitz:  Expressed ‘shock’ that Ireland ‘turned down the €13bn from Apple’.

Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz severely criticised Ireland at a press conference in Paris on Thursday over taxation of multinational co(...)

The OECD downgraded the economic forecasts for almost all of the countries it examined, citing trade tensions among the drivers. Photograph: iStock

Ireland will suffer the biggest negative shock from a no-deal Brexit outside the UK, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)(...)

Stone Hall, fully refurbished eight-bedroom Georgian mansion overlooking Glandore Harbour, for sale with Charles McCarthy at a guide of €3.8 million

On a sunny September afternoon, small sailboats scud about in the calm waters of Glandore Harbour. Above, the terrace of Hayes’ Bar & Kitchen is f(...)

Nobody has ever proposed that Stormont has a veto over anything – British government proposals admit its role would ultimately be consultative. Photograph: Eric Luke

An air of absurdity and exhaustion hangs over the idea that Stormont is the solution to Brexit. The northern institutions have collapsed, the British (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton, with other Ministers, arrive on a hybrid bus to announce details of the climate action plan at TU Dublin Grangegorman. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The Marine Planning and Development Bill is a welcome development in Ireland’s progress towards achieving the targets set out in the climate action pl(...)

A return to the UK for affected families is unlikely be an option because it has ‘the harshest regime of family separation in Europe’. Photograph: iStock

Many non-EU family members of UK citizens in Ireland have received a “worrying” letter from Irish authorities warning their right to reside would end (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “I think there was a degree of triumphalism that did get the back up in unionist quarters and elsewhere which I think has given rise to all of the difficulties.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Micheál Martin has criticised the Government’s early handling of Brexit negotiations, saying he would have resisted the temptation to “lord it over th(...)

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