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Joe Costello  pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court legal action by former Labour Party TD Joe Costello aimed at ensuring the enactment of laws increasing the number of members of the Dáil (...)

The CSO said the number of workers classified as unemployed was 138,100 in November, down from 141,500 the previous month. Photograph: Getty Images

The Republic’s unemployment rate is still falling but the official rate for November has been revised up to 6.1 per cent following the Central Statist(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis responds in the House of Commons  to questions on the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: PA

Britain wants any future “regulatory alignment” for Northern Ireland to apply to the whole of the UK after Brexit, chief British negotiator David Davi(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: Another politician who salvaged so little from his original vision might have quit out of embarrassment or principle. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Consider the sheer Britishness of Theresa May’s latest predicament. Earlier this year the prime minister offered US president Donald Trump a state vis(...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy:  will bring a memorandum to Tuesday morning’s Cabinet meeting with proposed terms of reference to set up a local government boundaries committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Cabinet is to agree to reduce the number of seats in local electoral constituencies after a compromise was reached between Fine Gael and the Indep(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

There was widespread support from the Opposition for the Government’s stance on Brexit, as well as encouragement for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stick t(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre)  speaks to the media alongside senior party colleagues at the Great Hall, Parliament Buildings, Belfast, this evening. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of disrespecting the people of Northern Ireland by a DUP MP. Jim Shannon said power for Northern Ireland poli(...)

Theresa May’s deputy Damian Green leaves his house in Ashford, Kent, today. A retired Scotland Yard detective has said thousands of legal pornographic images were found on a computer used by Mr Green during a police raid in 2008. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Theresa May’s deputy has rejected as untrue a claim by a retired police officer that he downloaded and viewed thousands of pornographic images on his (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council President Donald Tusk speaking at a joint press conference at the Government buildings on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk has weighed his support firmly behind Ireland in the Brexit negotiations, saying if the United Kingd(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said other EU countries were fully supportive of Ireland’s position on the Border. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Talks between the British government and the European Union, with the heavy involvement of Irish officials, are entering a critical stage in Brussels,(...)

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