Ireland

Brexit is the ‘third rail’ of politics – touch it and you are dead. But a sane strategy could yet emerge

Ulysses is the story of a place – Dublin – as much anything else. So why did James Joyce have to leave the city in order to write his masterpiece?

Where can I buy The New European? What stories are in the latest issue of The New European?

The Conservatives deal with the DUP risks undermining the delicate balance of power-sharing in Northern Ireland, says leading Sinn Féin figure

Anathema to many British voters and stereotyped as inflexible but the DUP have a deserved reputation for dexterity and find themselves as a wildcard in the Brexit mix

Brexit Secretary David Davis will call for a “deal like no other in history” as he heads to Brussels to launch negotiations for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Suddenly he is everyone’s favourite Uncle Jeremy - a man on the threshhold of power. Next time he may be unlucky enough to win

None of us want this great nation to be laughed at ... But that is what is happening

The election result has made the Tories dependent on the DUP – the hardest of Hard Brexit parties. But the reality of Northern Irish politics may significantly soften the UK’s stance when it comes to talks with the EU

Brexit has generated an unprecedented degree of unity between the other 27 EU member states.

Whatever the outcome of negotiations, Ireland’s foreign minister cannot foresee relations between Britain and Ireland getting better

Our Brexiteer diarist still can’t quite work out how the Tories got themselves into such a pickle over the funding of social care

Governments and societies are going to have to find the right actions and the right attitudes to stop jihadists from succeeding

Responses to the bombing will be a test of the resilience, maturity and cohesion of both society and party leaders

Brexit not only drastically exacerbates the NHS’s current problems, it also poses an existential threat to it

We pick out the wrong and unstable leavers of the week

The dangers of the presidential-style government Theresa May and her ‘team’ are seeking for the UK

Halloumi, edam, camembert? Which is your favourite European cheese?

It is one of the great Brexit paradoxes: farmers voted in high numbers to leave the EU, yet no other group benefits as much from European largesse

European leaders have come together to back a tough negotiating position on Brexit.

With the clock ticking not only on Article 50, but also a UK general election, is Ireland the part of Europe with most to fear from Brexit’s fallout?

The Prime Minister believes she holds all the cards as the country embarks on a General Election. But Labour could still spring a surprise at the ballot box

There have been various proposals for “neutral” international languages to help countries to get along, but politics always get in the way

After a damaging Brexit, would the EU have us back? We take the temperature in the continent’s capitals, to gauge how different countries might respond to a British U-turn on Brexit

Brexit has raised some existential questions about national identity, with many Britons feeling their faith in Britishness eroding

Oh I do like a Brexit by the seaside ... Quintessentially British seaside town Skegness voted in droves to quit the EU. We went for a stroll along the pier and found ourself wondering whether the locals might be in for a shock

‘Deep in the psyche of Irish Republicanism is the Holy Grail of an all island republic, and of the right of republicans to take up arms to achieve it’

IRA man turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness remains a divisive character but we must allow ourselves to change and accept change in others

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