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The Border 'backstop' will remain in doubt right to the end of this dreary Brexit carry-on Clinging to power: British Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Getty It is amazing how all of this EU-UK divorce business...

Glamour and illicit romance in White House tell-all

Glamour and illicit romance in White House tell-all Memoir: From the Corner of the Oval Office, Beck Dorey-Stein, Bantam Press, hardback, 352 pages, €16 Dream job: Beck Dorey-SteinObamaFrom the Corner of the Oval Office by Beck...

Mark Rylance to deliver Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize for Literature lecture

Mark Rylance to deliver Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize for Literature lecture The theatre said the performances ‘couldn’t be more timely’. Mark Rylance said delivering the lecture would be an honour (Yui Mok/PA) Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize for...

Theresa May speaks of ‘frustration and regret’ over Northern Ireland political stalemate

Theresa May speaks of ‘frustration and regret’ over Northern Ireland political stalemate The British Prime Minister said interventions from Westminster were no substitute for the restoration of the power-sharing administration at Stormont. Theresa May on a...

Taoiseach clings to his ‘Brexit bright side’, but we must now hope sense prevails

Taoiseach clings to his 'Brexit bright side', but we must now hope sense prevails Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured as he arrived before the start of the Cabinet meeting at Derrynane house, Co Kerry. Photo: Frank...

‘Unfairness and discrimination against young people’ – TDs to file report on new road...

'Unfairness and discrimination against young people' - TDs to file report on new road traffic laws and rural drivers Testimony: Mattie McGrath Rural TDs who opposed strict new road traffic laws are expected to submit a...

Rumours swirl after Merkel cancels her usual holiday

Rumours swirl after Merkel cancels her usual holiday Struggling: German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: Reuters German political circles have been plunged into speculation by reports that Angela Merkel is not going on her usual summer holiday...

Spanish court drops extradition bid against Catalan leaders wanted for rebellion

Spanish court drops extradition bid against Catalan leaders wanted for rebellion Carles Puigdemont, who led the region during its quest for independence, is among those to benefit from the ruling. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has...

Ringside: Lamb prices on the verge of collapse

Ringside: Lamb prices on the verge of collapse Photo Brian Farrell FARM leaders are again questioning the commitment of sheep processors to the sector. "A couple years ago the processors launched their campaign for putting a million...

SF’s abstentionism is pointless

SF's abstentionism is pointless Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Féin has seven seats in the London parliament that it refuses to take despite continually close votes on Ireland's fate after Brexit. On Monday night, two key votes against...

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