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Averting no-deal a 'long shot' as Brexit fatigue sets in

Averting no-deal a 'long shot' as Brexit fatigue sets in

Trust is in short supply, and there’s a sinking feeling that the desire to get a deal done to avert the potential economic catastrophe of a no-deal is evaporating

Hogan’s run in trade could  be just what Ireland needs

Hogan’s run in trade could be just what Ireland needs

Phil Hogan has based his entire political career on pragmatism. If he takes tips from Jean-Claude Juncker on diplomacy, his years as EU trade commissioner could be very successful

McDowell on Politics

McDowell on Politics

Now that the DUP no longer has the British government by the short and curlies, it’s time for the party to face some difficult realities

Brexit delays referendum on diaspora voting

Brexit delays referendum on diaspora voting

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had promised to hold a referendum next month on giving Irish citizens living abroad the right to vote in presidential election

A bridge too far?: Johnson is 'out of his depth' with Northern bridge idea

A bridge too far?: Johnson is 'out of his depth' with Northern bridge idea

Boris Johnson has asked British civil servants to examine the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and the North - a distance of at least 19 kilometres, over very deep water. Is this achievable, or is it pure lunacy?

Hard truths in Brussels and London as Brexit clock keeps ticking

Hard truths in Brussels and London as Brexit clock keeps ticking

Uncertainty reigns and preparations for a no-deal Brexit are full steam ahead as events in Westminster alarm continental observers

Gloves are off as Fianna Fáil within touching distance of government

Gloves are off as Fianna Fáil within touching distance of government

The latest SBP/Red C poll shows Micheál Martin’s eight years in opposition may be coming to an end at the next election

Brexit holds the key to next election

Brexit holds the key to next election

Summer is over and the Dáil returns this week, with the three questions of Brexit, budget and elections on everyone’s mind

Pressure mounts on Grealish over his ‘sponger’ criticisms of Africans

Pressure mounts on Grealish over his ‘sponger’ criticisms of Africans

Irish Refugee Council seeks meeting with Galway West TD in wake of controversial remarks

Voters spurn budget tax cuts in favour of more public spending

Voters spurn budget tax cuts in favour of more public spending

Latest poll shows extent of electorate’s fear of no-deal Brexit: 47% favour Varadkar to lead the country through the crisis

Surge in Fianna Fáil support ahead of impending general election

Surge in Fianna Fáil support ahead of impending general election

Boost for party leader Micheál Martin and Green wave continues

Preventing Cold War II

Preventing Cold War II

At its founding in the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations was conceived above all as the guardian of a rules-based multilateral order that would ensure peace. Today, the UN must play a more active guardianship role – and help prevent another costly and potentially catastrophic superpower conflict

Phil Hogan set for key EU trade portfolio

Phil Hogan set for key EU trade portfolio

His appointment is seen as a signal of EU solidarity with Ireland as Hogan will be in charge of any post-Brexit trade deal to be negotiated with the UK

Shades of Comical Ali about Johnson's Irish visit

Shades of Comical Ali about Johnson's Irish visit

You have to admire Johnson's ability to walk into a press conference in Dublin and confidently proclaim he is happy with how things are progressing and with how little time he has left to reach a resolution

Pence peddling Trump’s hostility to Europe

Pence peddling Trump’s hostility to Europe

We shouldn’t be surprised by Mike Pence’s comments on Brexit. The Trump administration’s policy is to undermine Europe’s economic and political cohesion – and with Brexit, it is succeeding