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Sinn Féin TD escapes reprimand for abusive behaviour to gardaí

Sinn Féin TD escapes reprimand for abusive behaviour to gardaí

Last year, Cork East TD Pat Buckley pleaded guilty to threatening and abusing gardaí who called to his home on foot of a noise complaint in August 2017.

Government should not press panic button as heat is turned up in London

Government should not press panic button as heat is turned up in London

Key Brexiteers in the ranks of the Tories would like to escalate the situation to a game of chicken

Time to roll up sleeves for a no-deal Brexit

Time to roll up sleeves for a no-deal Brexit

Our political leaders have their work cut out to make sure we’re not left out in the cold if Britain crashes out of the EU in March

The sorrowful mystery of Brexit

The sorrowful mystery of Brexit

A deal? No deal? A general election in Britain? Another referendum? An extension of Article 50? Defenestration for Theresa May? Two and a half years since the Leave vote won the day, nobody knows what twists the next chapter of the Brexit tale holds

Profile: Varadkar goes forth after an eventful year

Profile: Varadkar goes forth after an eventful year

Against the odds, Varadkar has survived the last 18 months despite leading a minority government whose continued operation is reliant on the goodwill of an opposition party that has grown increasingly restless

A threat to democracy?

A threat to democracy?

It’s turned politics on its head in countries around the world in 2018, and it threatens to further disturb the centre next year. But what exactly is populism – and how is it likely to play out in Ireland?

Leaving process still thickens with irony

Leaving process still thickens with irony

Theresa May’s attempts to lead Britain out of the EU could ultimately result in England leaving Britain instead

There’s method in Martin’s supply deal madness

There’s method in Martin’s supply deal madness

FF-ers may not be thrilled by their leader’s unilateral decision to extend confidence and supply, but it makes sense for the party

2018 a 'perfect storm' for farmers - IFA chief

2018 a 'perfect storm' for farmers - IFA chief

Uncertainty over Brexit, carbon emissions, a proposed CAP budget cut: these are some of the big challenges faced by IFA president Joe Healy and his members

The political year ahead: It all comes back to Brexit

The political year ahead: It all comes back to Brexit

Despite our crises in housing and health, it is Britain’s messy divorce from the EU that will shape the Irish landscape in 2019

A driving force for safer roads

A driving force for safer roads

RSA chair Liz O’Donnell reflects on her battle to reduce the drink-drive limit, her row with Shane Ross, and the need to get more gardaí out enforcing the laws

Noonan told by troika to keep mum on using Anglo debt deal to reduce cutbacks

Noonan told by troika to keep mum on using Anglo debt deal to reduce cutbacks

Former minister for finance used proceeds from Anglo Irish Bank promissory deal to reduce the 2014 budget cuts from €3.1 billion to €2.5 billion

Coveney slams calls for border poll as ‘hugely unhelpful’

Coveney slams calls for border poll as ‘hugely unhelpful’

The minister, who has previously said he would like to see a united Ireland in his political lifetime, now believes that calls for reunification in the context of Brexit are not helpful

Annual Political Quiz

Annual Political Quiz

Test your knowledge of the year in politics

Coveney wants power-sharing restored within next six months

Coveney wants power-sharing restored within next six months