Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit

US vice-president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK in good faith The US vice-president and the taoiseach have clashed over Brexit, with Mike Pence urging Leo Varadkar and the EU to work with Boris Johnson to protect the United Kingdoms sovereignty and limit trade chaos. Pence also asked Varadkar to support the US […]

Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. […]

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46

Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as unexplained Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46 Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as unexplained Comment: An anguished 90s icon whose voice lingers on Ben Beaumont-Thomas @ben_bt First […]

EU backing for Irish unity after Brexit is a big deal but its not a solution | Fintan OToole

Europe doesnt mess with national borders, but Brexit is pushing the question of unity faster than we are prepared for, on either side of the border Just before European Union leaders agreed their guidelines for the Brexit negotiations last week, the president of the EU council, allowing Northern Ireland to rejoin the EU if Ireland […]