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Revenue is reportedly asking Irish banks to voluntarily disclose details about offshore clients

The Sunday Times Revenue has been in touch with Irish banks embroiled in the Paradise Papers controversy asking that they voluntarily disclose inform(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Attending the African summit would have been a way for Varadkar to signal that Ireland was taking an active interest in EU affairs beyond its own backyard. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

One of the collateral casualties of Ireland’s political drama this week was a planned trip by Leo Varadkar to west Africa. On the face of it, cancelli(...)

Scotland’s secretary for external affairs  said the UK government had to adopt “a more inclusive approach” and open up Brexit negotiations to more parties. Photograph: Getty Images

The UK government’s handling of Brexit talks has been “chaotic at best”, according to Scotland’s secretary for external affairs, Fiona Hyslop. Relati(...)

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson: “Ministers in the Republic seem to be clambering over each other to instil fear in unionist minds.” Photograph: PA.

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson has accused the Irish Government of acting provocatively over Brexit and calle(...)

Apple’s €13 billion is to be transferred to an escrow account which will manage the funds pending a legal challenge to the European Commission’s 2016 ruling. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The Department of Finance is still unable to provide a clear date for when the Government will start collecting the €13 billion in illegal State aid f(...)

Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley Jr delivers a speech during the annual DUP party conference at La Mon House on November 25th, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

DUP MP Ian Paisley has urged the Republic to take a more mature approach to Brexit. “If the Republic of Ireland is going to keep shouting at our Bord(...)

UK Brexit minister Robin Walker emphasised the strength of the relationship between London and Dublin. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

After last week’s Sturm und Drang between Britain and Ireland over the Border, both governments have sought in recent days to cool the rhetoric. Brexi(...)

Ian Paisley: the DUP MP said Britain should punish Ireland by making future bilateral talks about fishing waters long and painful. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Britain will take no steps to harden the Border after it leaves the European Union, even if it crashes out without a deal, a Brexit minister has told (...)

Jennifer Ryan with her husband Gavin Moran,  Rian (three) and one-year-old Alex: “Infertility is a medical condition.   There should be no shame attached to it, none at all,” says Ryan

Recently the Government announced it will provide funding assistance to couples seeking in vitro fertilisation (IVF) from 2019. At first glance, this (...)

Eamon Gilmore, who was minister for foreign affairs from 2011 to 2014: “In something like this you have to be pretty well focused singularly on it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A general election during Brexit talks about the future of the Border would deeply damage Ireland’s negotiating position, former ministers for foreign(...)

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