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Unionists are preparing for a united Ireland

Unionists are preparing for a united Ireland

Those on both sides of the divide in the North believe that Brexit will lead to a border poll

Housing First could well be a quiet success

Housing First could well be a quiet success

An initiative aiming to help long-term rough sleepers which has worked wonders in other countries, is already showing huge promise

Casey embroiled in ‘anti-Semitic’ row after old interview resurfaces

Casey embroiled in ‘anti-Semitic’ row after old interview resurfaces

The Áras candidate also claims that Michael D Higgins once burned the Stars and Stripes, write Hugh O’Connell and Barry J Whyte

Kavanaugh’s badly judged outburst

Kavanaugh’s badly judged outburst

Brett Kavanaugh believed his ascent to the Supreme Court would be smooth and seamless, but now he looks irrevocably damaged and is even believed by some observers to have perjured himself

Tax cuts worth €300m for lower and middle incomes expected in budget

Tax cuts worth €300m for lower and middle incomes expected in budget

Brexit fears mean less of a boost to pay packets than last year; USC cuts to be aimed at people earning under €70,000

Seminar to make Fine Gael TDs and senators work ‘smarter and not harder’

Seminar to make Fine Gael TDs and senators work ‘smarter and not harder’

Byrne’s U-turn over Murphy vote creates tensions in Fine Gael

Byrne’s U-turn over Murphy vote creates tensions in Fine Gael

Áras race in social media age

Áras race in social media age

Many voters will never see TV or hear radio, preferring instead to catch up on campaign news via their smartphones

Eoghan Murphy survives – and the housing crisis continues

Eoghan Murphy survives – and the housing crisis continues

Eoghan Murphy is safe for another six months at least, but all eyes will be on Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to see if he can deliver a ‘housing budget’

Something for everyone in Labour's Brexit fudge

Something for everyone in Labour's Brexit fudge

An off-the-cuff remark from Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer threatened the fragile truce that has allowed Britain's Labour Party to straddle both sides of the Brexit divide

Paddy Cosgrave is right on housing - so why isn’t he doing something about it?

Paddy Cosgrave is right on housing - so why isn’t he doing something about it?

The Web Summit founder has access - and plenty of it - to senior government decision-makers up to and including the Taoiseach

Profile of Martin Selmayr: Europe’s enforcer

Profile of Martin Selmayr: Europe’s enforcer

The German-born lawyer has attracted a variety of nicknames during his rapid rise to power. The Monster of Brussels. The Dark Prince. Rasputin. Darth Vader. He has also become a favourite bogeyman of Britain’s Eurosceptic right-wing press

When the SDLP made waves down South

When the SDLP made waves down South

If Fianna Fáil does merge with the SDLP - or even subsume it - it will almost certainly mean an end to a Northern party that once enjoyed wide support in the Republic

Donohoe has no budget cash ‘hidden behind the radiator’

Donohoe has no budget cash ‘hidden behind the radiator’

The minister could raise betting tax, carbon tax and the hospitality Vat rate, and is likely to move a little towards equalising teachers’ pay and alleviating the plight of members of the Defence Forces. But he is ‘determined not to cock up on the public finances’

EU, not May, is dictating terms of Brexit deal

EU, not May, is dictating terms of Brexit deal

The rebuff in Salzburg may be a sting to its pride, but a hard exit would be disastrous for Britain - and us too