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The Irish Parliament could decide on whether to hold a national referendum on the topic next year after Prime Minister Enda Kenny formed a citizens' assembly of 99 people.
Westminster is sovereign, so there is no legal recourse for the devolved institutions to stand up to the U.K. government in the manner that they are doing but they do equally have a mandate to speak up for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Remain voters ...

The government was accused of "kicking the can down the road again" on the abortion issue. On Tuesday night, TDs debated the Anti-austerity Alliance/People Before Profit bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, which gives equal right to ...
The Irish government has expressed concern about the uncertainty created around the future of EMA and believes that, once Article 50 has been triggered (indicating the UK's withdrawal from the EU is approaching), an early decision on a new location for ...
Prof Sachs said Apple had avoided US corporate taxes through "a sleight of hand" that made it look like its profits were earned in Ireland and that the Irish government had "played along with this game". The Columbia University economist also suggested ...
Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire told MPs that avoiding a return to a hard border will be a Brexit priority for the government. But Labour's Graham Jones suggested the Government's position on the Irish border and the wider issue of overall ...

As EU funding becomes less certain in the run-up to the UK's exit from the trading bloc, it is vital that the NI Executive become open to alternative revenue-raising mechanisms, in order to ensure that vital projects of this nature can proceed with the ...
St. Patrick rolls in grave: Ireland mulls expanding abortion Demonstrators take part in a protest to urge the Irish government to repeal the 8th amendment to the Constitution, which enforces strict limitations to a woman's right to an abortion, in ...
Union says first step in resolving dispute would be for government to say they 'believe in equal pay for equal work'
Plans to move the Seanad (senate) into the National Museum of Ireland's archaeology building have sparked a row between the Irish government and the ...
As eminent Irish economist David McWilliams said during a radio interview recently, Ireland has no real wealth. But it could have it if renegotiations took place with the defaulting investors aimed at exacting from them the due amount of taxes or at ...
Here are the key parts of the PM's statement to the House of Commons about the EU council meeting. We're going to be closing this blog shortly and covering ...
On Brexit, Mr Martin said the actions of the British government had been nothing short of Shambolic and its ministers had been cavalier and grossly unprofessional.
The government has been urged to do all it can to keep Northern Ireland within the EU. The Taoiseach is due to chair an all island forum on Brexit next month, in the absence of the North's First Minister Arlene Foster.
The government has been urged to do all it can to keep Northern Ireland within the EU. The Taoiseach is due to chair an all island forum on Brexit next month, in the absence of the North's First Minister Arlene Foster.
The government will struggle to pass sections of the public health (Alcohol) Bill next week because of lobbying from small businesses and craft breweries over advertising and rules to separate alcohol from other products in shops.

City Cycling · Archives · Lucinda's Ireland · Style · Celebrity ... Photo: Douglas O'Connor.
Headline Watch a clip of the film the Irish government didn't want us to see ... in 1935.
The government is facing a near all-out Garda strike after Sergeants and inspectors decided to join their rank-and- file colleagues on four days of industrial action next month.
Now comes a report by four lawyers at two UK-based legal firms which raises similar concerns and calls on the Irish government to intervene. In the report, "on the concentration of media ownership in Ireland", the authors state: "we consider there to ...
The United States Department of Justice has asked the nation's Second Circuit Court of Appeals to re-open its three-year-old case attempt to have Microsoft hand over e-mails stored on servers in the Republic of Ireland. At the same time, the Department ...
The Taoiseach says the Irish government has prepared for the worst-case scenario with plans to deal with the situation in advance of Brexit and for the future relationship between Europe and the UK.
London - Half the positions on Theresa may's all-powerful Brexit cabinet committee have been given to hard-line Euroskeptics, a leaked government list obtained by POLITICO reveals in further evidence that the U.K. is heading toward a hard exit from ...
Would a tariff regime mean they will in future source these from Ireland, resulting in a boom for Irish jobs? No. It is more likely that they will not be able to source these materials from Ireland and will just have to pay more to import them, thereby ...
Championing all of this is Enterprise Ireland, the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work with Irish business to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global ...
The spokesperson stressed that it is "clear" from government consultations with the public, held to gauge views on the proposed COOL legislation, that support was strong for stricter labelling.
It can readily distinguish between, say, US-held and Irish-held data. Hence, the lawsuit. But I had thought that a company like Google or Yahoo!
A consultation will begin next week on legislation for a second Scottish independence referendum, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. There are still alarming gaps in Irish childcare provision. A report by Early Childhood Ireland entitled "Doing the Sums," which was published a fortnight ago, shows that community and private childcare ...
Since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, ShannonWatch members have held monthly vigils at the entrance of Shannon airport, to protest the Irish government's granting permission for U.S. military aircraft to refuel there. To commemorate the tragic ...
Ireland's mushroom industry provides a stark warning to the rest of the country's economy about the damage a sustained weakness in sterling could inflict on Irish exporters, the sector most vulnerable to the impact of Brexit. Mushroom growers rely on ...
E-procurement software provider EU Supply announced on Friday that it has signed an addendum to the agreement with the Minister for Public Expenditure and ...
The government is facing the first real challenge to its public service pay policy following the decision by second level teachers to vote in favour of industrial action.
The government has defended salary hikes for TDs amid Budget 2017 reforms which offered most people five Euro extra a week.
finance Minister Michael Noonan at RTE Radio Studios to answer the public's questions on Budget 2017 1 Finance Minister Michael Noonan at RTE Radio Studios to answer the public's questions on Budget 2017 on Today with Sean O'Rourke.
Reality is there are no easy solutions to the Northern Ireland Border problem.
But despite growing evidence of cannabis' medicinal value from across the world, and a cross-party parliamentary group arguing for the legalisation of cannabis for medical use earlier this year, cannabis is still listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the ...
Residential charges were suspended for nine months from July while a government commission examines how Ireland should fund its water services.
Minister of State Eoghan Murphy has defended the government's efforts to attract companies to Ireland post-Brexit, amid reports that Germany is leading the way in luring London-based finance activity to Frankfurt and other German cities.
Despite the reportedly positive feedback, The Irish Times has received a number of emails from frustrated applicants who have struggled to make appointments through the new system.
The Financial Services industry will no doubt be a major target, especially for France, Germany and Luxembourg but I see no reason why Ireland shouldn't look into it as well. This is the can of worms that has been opened by Brexit. The idea that the UK ...
Beating minimum debt repayments will allow scope to tackle financial shocks.
In Northern Ireland the government upholds a 19th century law of near-total ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality.
According to a new report this morning, a majority of Irish voters believe the government is right to appeal the European Commission ruling in the Apple case, ...
Apple quickly and aggressively denounced the claim, announcing that it would be appealing against the ruling in court, but the Irish government took a little longer to reach its decision to launch its own appeal. The Irish government was caught in a ...
Members of the Irish government have signalled support for UK plans to shift the frontline of immigration controls to Ireland's ports and airports post-Brexit in an attempt to avoid a "hard border" between the north and the south. The Irish Republic's ...
Apple quickly and aggressively denounced the claim, announcing that it would be appealing against the ruling in court, but the Irish government took a little longer to reach its decision to launch its own appeal. The Irish government was caught in a ...
The government has been warned that there could be a capital flight of international Investment Funds, with adverse impacts on the domestic property market, if changes are made to 'tax-neutral' laws used by overseas funds to acquire and manage Irish ...
"Ireland is becoming acutely aware of what it takes to submit a successful project. I think the country is definitely moving upward and this is consistent with efforts being made by institutions such as the Royal Irish Academy, the universities and the ...


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