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DUP leader Arlene Foster chats with her deputy Nigel Dodds during their party’s annual conference at the La Mon hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Restoring the Northern Executive and Assembly “inevitably means taking difficult decisions”, the DUP’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds told delegates at the(...)

Arlene Foster: “This party will conclude a balanced deal but we will not be party to a one-sided arrangement that rewards intransigent behaviour.”

DUP leader Arlene Foster has warned a snap general election in the Republic would rule out the prospect of a pre-Christmas deal with Sinn Féin to rest(...)

Ireland and Luxembourg are the only two EU countries projected to miss both their emissions and renewable energy targets in 2020

The fines hanging over Ireland for missing its EU climate targets in 2020 are likely to be significantly lower than previously thought. According to (...)

Irish Border checkpoint: Spanish minister Jorge Toledo supports the call by the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier for London to propose solutions to avoid a hard Irish Border before a key summit of EU leaders in mid-December. File photograph:   Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Securing guarantees on what happens to the Irish Border before Brexit talks move to future EU-UK arrangements was “not only reasonable but needed”, Sp(...)

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(...)

Noel Dorr: he argues that even though it failed to bring peace Sunningdale marked a turning point of great historical importance

One of Ireland’s most eminent diplomats of the past half century has said that part of the reason for the collapse of the Sunningdale Agreement in 197(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi. ECB purchases of Irish bonds plunged 45 per cent in January as the headroom began to narrow as a result of previous purchases. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has pushed back on calls to ease Ireland’s current restricted access to his €2.5 trillion quantitative ea(...)

Young people gather by the  Famine Memorial to show support for undocumented Irish in the US.

An Irish-American republican congressman has been urged at a protest in Dublin to support the passing of an act which would protect hundreds of thousa(...)

The message from Bonn was that more and more countries were ramping up their actions to cut climate pollution, said Friends of the Earth Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Immense damage is being done to Ireland’s international reputation, “especially among developing countries and the more progressive European countries(...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

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