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Britain has voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown politics and markets into disarray.

A UK exit from the EU in the context of the North voting to Remain must prompt a poll on Irish unity, Sinn Féin has demanded.

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed Scotland's "unequivocal" vote to stay in Europe after all 32 local authorities delivered a vote for Remain. But despite the vote, the country still faces having to exit the European Union (EU), after the Leave campaign edged ahead across the UK.

The Government is expected to hold an emergency Cabinet meeting this morning after the UK voted to leave the EU.

Fianna Fáil have said the focus now should be to minimise the damage caused by this result. Leader Micheál Martin said the result is “regrettable”, but that Ireland should not follow Britain out of the EU.

Get all the latest news on Brexit HERE.


Isobel delivered her little boy at 6.30pm and by 7.10pm was out on the street of the Yorkshire clinic where she had given birth carrying her baby’s body in a cardboard box. From there she and her partner went back to their hotel. One woman whose son had fatal foetal abnormality has pleaded with TDs to allow for abortions in the cases like hers.

We need robust laws to tackle online abuse and cybercrime in Ireland, the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said.

US vice president Joe Biden will deliver a keynote speech today in the grounds of Dublin Castle as part of his six-day visit to Ireland.

A mystery American golfer stunned locals in a popular bar in Tralee, Co Kerry when he spent around €4,500 in about two hours tipping staff and buying drinks.


The dramatic sit-in in the US Congress demanding action on gun control could yet deal the firearms industry the kind of body blow that crushed the country’s once all-powerful tobacco giants.

Bernie Sanders has told supporters that his campaign against economic inequality in the US is "just getting started".


Eamonn Fitzmaurice believes the strong presence of former Kerry footballers serving as columnists in the national media isn’t favourable towards his squad.

EURO 2016

Veteran defender Aaron Hughes has not been shocked by the success of the perceived minnows at Euro 2016 as his Northern Ireland side prepare to face fellow tournament debutants Wales.

Martin O’Neill believes if Ireland can reproduce the performance they put in against Italy, they have a real chance of knocking out host nation France in Lyon on Sunday.

Check out all the latest news, views and banter in our dedicated Euro 2016 section


Britain has voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets.

Sixteen thousand firms across the country which didn’t pay any corporation tax in 2014 paid €470m in corporation tax last year.


Appeasement politics (as any parents will tell you) results in more tears and higher expectation, writesAlison O’Connor


The gallant endeavours of Cork and Kerry explorers enriched our national heritage, writes Brendan Cardiff


Isobel was told at CUMH that her baby would either die in the womb or an hour after being born. She decided to go to England for a termination but was appalled by the service and her treatment there, writesAlison O’Connor


Driverless cars should sacrifice their passengers if it means avoiding a disastrous collision that would claim more lives, the majority of people questioned in a survey have said.

Scientists are attempting to recreate the universe for the first time using the “full” version of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.


GAMING: Stoic Entertainment have just announced that they're adding an entirely new mode to the Banner Saga 2, and it's free

MOVIES: The acclaimed writer of The Social Network and The West Wing can teach you how to write in just five hours of lessons

TECH: A new smartwatch called Octopus, which is designed with kids in mind, has already hit its Kickstarter goal.


Singer Sinead O'Connor has dismissed reports suggesting she was missing and had threatened to jump off a bridge.


Britain has voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown politics and markets into disarray.

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