European Council president Donald Tusk has said the "punchline" in the Brexit deal drama will be whether British prime minister Boris Johnson "has done what he should" and passes the agreement through the House of Commons.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has revealed last-minute EU-UK talks to secure a Brexit deal are "moving in the right direction" - despite saying it "remains unclear" if an agreement will be struck by tomorrow's EU summit.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019
On Friday, Irish citizens will be asked to cast their vote for candidates who will represent them in the European Parliament, as well as at local council level and a referendum on divorce legislation.
Wed, 22 May, 2019
For more than two years, British prime minister Theresa May insisted that her country would leave the European Union at 11pm on March 29 next. On the record, from the dispatch box in the House of Commons, she said it 108 times.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has rejected claims he has signed up to a 'cowardice-and-surrender' deal with Fine Gael which risks destroying his party after a colleague hit out at the spring 2020 confidence and supply deal extension.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2018
The British, it is said, are a pragmatic people, the Irish a nation of dreamers. The British think (and govern) in prose, the Irish in poetry. The British are interested in concrete results, the Irish concentrate on process writes
Tue, 05 Dec, 2017
If the Taoiseach is to lead successful negotiations with the UK as well as our EU partners over Brexit he will need to show greater political maturity than he exhibited during the debacle over former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
Turning 65 used to mean mandatory retirement and a future of endless holiday. But in 2016 in Britain it came to signify a very different cut-off: Membership in the single most pro-Brexit age group in the June 23 EU referendum.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016