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 […]

Bernard MacLaverty: The story you have just finished is of little help to writing the next one

Acclaimed Northern Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty has taken 16 years to finish his latest novel. A lot of things just got in the way, he says In his jacket endorsement for Bernard MacLavertys Midwinter Break, the celebrated American novelist Richard Ford describes the new book as much-anticipated. It is a polite way of saying that […]

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 […]