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Why are hardline Brexiteers acting against their own interests? It’s science

Why are hardline Brexiteers acting against their own interests? It’s science

An ESRI behavioural-economics expert says the pro-Brexit MPs’ actions are shocking, but not surprising.

Brexit may put beef farmers on the chopping block

Brexit may put beef farmers on the chopping block

Around 40 per cent of exported Irish beef ends up in Britain, but farmers face a huge financial loss in the event of a no-deal scenario

DUP caught between a deal and a hard place

DUP caught between a deal and a hard place

Its stand on Brexit is alienating much of the North’s business community, but the unionist party’s leaders must accommodate its own grassroots supporters too

Brexit crisis: More time gentleman, please

Brexit crisis: More time gentleman, please

Britain will be asking for an extension, and the speed at which Theresa May’s ‘We will leave the EU on March 29’ mantra was cast aside speaks volumes about the desperation and confusion at play even among diehard Brexiteers

Top civil servant’s two-year probe into cabinet memo leak

Top civil servant’s two-year probe into cabinet memo leak

European elections in a muddle as Brexit extension risk looms

European elections in a muddle as Brexit extension risk looms

Dáil committee removed criticism of Nama after contact with agency’s chief

Dáil committee removed criticism of Nama after contact with agency’s chief

EU warns minister over dangers of judicial reform bill

EU warns minister over dangers of judicial reform bill

Murphy: my nimbyism guilt led me to remove cap on tall buildings

Murphy: my nimbyism guilt led me to remove cap on tall buildings

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has revealed that he abolished the restrictions on tall buildings in cities due to “guilt” over his nimbyism when he was a councillor.

The Backstop and the Boundary Commission

The Backstop and the Boundary Commission

For an agreed parting, there must be an agreement on the border. Helpfully, a key provision of a torturously agreed Treaty almost a century ago provides the path forward

Data Protection Commissioner examining Aontú data breach complaint

Data Protection Commissioner examining Aontú data breach complaint

The complaint follows the distribution of the party’s mailing list to all of the email addresses on that mailing list at the end of January

The war on drugs has failed; now we must stop it for good

The war on drugs has failed; now we must stop it for good

We are on the cusp of a significant change in our national drug policy – all it needs now is some vision and courage to see it through

Kenny plays the quiet man in retirement

Kenny plays the quiet man in retirement

Enda Kenny made recent headlines over a Facebook claim that, as taoiseach, he agreed to lobby EU states over privacy laws. But mostly he’s keeping away from the issues of the day, meeting friends for a pint and playing golf

Left holding Brexit baby with nowhere else to turn

Left holding Brexit baby with nowhere else to turn

An isolated Theresa May heads into a vital week of Brexit votes, surrounded by a small coterie of advisers and confidants who want her to put fear into her MPs to swing a deal on the exit from EU

Nobody’s talking about it, but after Brexit we’ll have to pay more to the EU

Nobody’s talking about it, but after Brexit we’ll have to pay more to the EU

Britain’s departure will leave a €11 billion hole in the EU’s annual budget