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Donohoe: I’m a writer, not a ruler

Donohoe: I’m a writer, not a ruler

Johnson's new broom already covered in political dog doo-doo

Johnson's new broom already covered in political dog doo-doo

Under pressure, Boris Johnson’s boys are starting to crack. They make Theresa May look serene and statesmanlike. How she must be smirking

O’Dowd leadership challenge is a watershed for Sinn Féin

O’Dowd leadership challenge is a watershed for Sinn Féin

In a party whose leaders are anointed, rather than contested, the challenge to O’Neill may signal a move towards more democratic principles

Varadkar in U-turn as state to seek EU funding for transport projects

Varadkar in U-turn as state to seek EU funding for transport projects

The world is watching as Britain falls to pieces

The world is watching as Britain falls to pieces

It’s a dizzying maelstrom of rebel Tory MPs quitting the party, Farage cronies agreeing to team up only for no-deal, Lib Dems squaring up to be the ‘not Jeremy Corbyn party’ and, of course, Johnson’s own antics

A long, agonising divorce

A long, agonising divorce

Having politely lost patience and keen to get on with other business, Brussels is quietly planning for no deal while Britain sorts out its ‘dysfunctional family issues’

Varadkar: ‘I’ll warn  Johnson of threat to peace’

Varadkar: ‘I’ll warn Johnson of threat to peace’

The government has insisted that ongoing discussions with the European Commission about the customs controls required near the border in the event of a hard Brexit are about 'checks' and 'not checkpoints'

British Medical Association says no-deal Brexit would ‘push the NHS to the brink’

British Medical Association says no-deal Brexit would ‘push the NHS to the brink’

In all the political wrangling of the past days, the crucial matter of the health of Britain has so far taken a back seat

Zappone seeking budget fund to help childcare providers pay ‘living wage’

Zappone seeking budget fund to help childcare providers pay ‘living wage’

The Minister for Children wants to increase the number of hours available to parents under the National Childcare Scheme

Cut oil levy and raise carbon tax, industry body urges Donohoe

Cut oil levy and raise carbon tax, industry body urges Donohoe

Petrol, diesel and home heating oil companies have called on the government to increase the carbon tax at the next budget by more than is being planned

McDowell on Politics

McDowell on Politics

We are not at war with Britain. Ireland is merely collateral damage in a very English struggle between the hard right of the Tory Party and everyone else

Cruise down Electric Avenue proves too pricey for many

Cruise down Electric Avenue proves too pricey for many

Concerns over battery life and range are also making it harder for the public to embrace electric cars

Cool Hand Cummings plays for Brexit checkmate

Cool Hand Cummings plays for Brexit checkmate

Tory political strategist and chess fan Dominic Cummings was behind the move to shut down parliament, but has he gone too far?

Blow for Johnson as popular Scottish leader quits

Blow for Johnson as popular Scottish leader quits

Ruth Davidson, who ran the party in Scotland for almost eight years, said the pressures of family life prompted her decision, but her differences with Johnson over Brexit loomed large.

Will the Iran conflict break the West?

Will the Iran conflict break the West?

The fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal could determine not only whether the world’s most combustible region descends into a nuclear arms race, but also whether the Western political alliance can survive