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A new ministerial group on the North, including British chancellor Philip Hammond, cabinet office minister David Lidington, and Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley, has been set up to oversee planning for the border. The 'customs partnership' plan is one of two customs options being proposed by Mrs ...
Last week the Irish government announced it would expel one Russian diplomat to show solidarity with the UK over the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. On Friday the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that, in response to Ireland's decision, Russia had ...

THE Government were warned that the prospect of 70,000 primary and secondary school teachers taking industrial action from September will ... The warning came as Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) President Ger Curtin stressed that Education Minister Richard Bruton faces "a very ...
There's an eternal consolation to be found in the blessings and knotting and names of Irish poets like Behan, Shaw and Swift posted on the wall. ... Despite its interior decoration, shamrock-embossed signage or posted proclamation of independence by the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic, the ...
Garvin says that the “Irish people had a century of experience not with democratic government but with democratic elections. They also had in front of their eyes the spectacle of a working democracy in the United States and a near-democracy in the United Kingdom.” And, of course, Ireland was one of the ...
The operator of the National Lottery here, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI) is understood to have met senior officials, including Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, to articulate its concern about the impact on good causes should these firms be allowed unfettered access to the Irish market. “The National ...

But today, at least one Irish bishop is concerned that the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union could complicate life for Ireland, ... He said the Irish government was determined to ensure that the agreement, which “removed barriers and borders - both physically, on the island of Ireland; ...
Yury Filatov said the measure was a principle of diplomacy after Ireland ejected a Russian representative over the Salisbury nerve agent poisoning. The senior Russian Government official urged the Irish Government to use common sense. The Republic was among several EU countries to take action in ...
The Irish Government has played down British Government plans to create a “customs partership” arrangement to solve the Irish border issue post Brexit. British Prime Minister Theresa ... The government has pledged to prevent a hard land border in Northern Ireland or a border in the Irish Sea after Brexit.
There is a willingness in the European Commission, he says, to relax the rules for Irish firms when Brexit becomes a reality. The Government has not ... The UK's most likely destination now, he says, is “a Canada-plus-style trade agreement – which would be bad for Ireland”. “That's where [Theresa] May is at ...
As authorities struggle to contain leaks in the wake of Storm Emma last month, costs are likely to eat into the next Budget and Irish Water may seek a subvention from central government. The Government is already under pressure to increase public sector pay ahead of Budget 2019 meaning the cost of ...
Mr Murray had been a long-serving senior civil servant in the Republic of Ireland and served as the general secretary to the Irish government for a seven-year spell until ... "With the sad death of Frank Murray Ireland has lost a great man in terms of public service and sheer public decency," said Sir Ken.
The Government has serious concerns that the UK won't manage to deliver a solution to the Northern Ireland Border in time for a crunch EU summit this week. ... The Irish Government will demand that the Border issue is being satisfactorily addressed before it agrees to the transitional agreement, which ...
Police in the Republic are investigating an abortion performed on a 12-year-old Irish girl in the UK earlier this year. ... Meanwhile, parliamentary questions have revealed that while the UK Government might consider imposing same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, it would not intervene on the issue of ...
It followed a similar separate campaign for Creative Ireland, from the government arts programme, where newspapers were issued with similar demands. ... In February the SCU ran an €8,600 supplement in the Irish Independent promoting the government's action plan and was marked “in partnership” with ...
In addition, two flood defence pilot projects announced in January 2016 remain unfinished over two years on. Deputy Murphy said, “It is extremely disappointing to see that no real action has happened for these homeowners over two years after the floods. It's clear that the Government's immediate reaction ...
Ireland's government is insisting that Theresa May publicly renounce her opposition to the EU's “backstop” plans for the Irish border which would divide Britain and Northern Ireland. Mrs May told MPs that the EU's draft text of a withdrawal treaty was something “no UK prime minister could ever agree to” ...

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said at the Shamrock Bowl Presentation at the White House on Thursday that the Irish government will "continue to work" with the administration on immigration, because undocumented Irish immigrants "love this country dearly." "I know that the Irish people who have made their lives here, ...
Instead such stakeholders must realise that the indigenous business of Ireland was food production and all agencies of the state must be cognisant of this and ... Government ministers currently abroad promoting Irish food exports includes Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, who is in the UK for the week ...
He claimed reporting on their activities in Ireland was part of “a massive propaganda campaign against Russia”. And referencing events in the UK, Mr Filatov said: “It's a very sad case and affair. Not only because we are taking about harm done to people, not only because of some kind of chemical agent ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stressed the close ties between Ireland and America at a St. Patrick's Day luncheon Thursday, though he joked that the country was a "tough one to compete with" on taxes. Trump appeared with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar as part of a day of joint events ...
The Taoiseach also revealed his Government is willing to table proposals aimed at resolving the more than year-long impasse on restoring the Northern Ireland Assembly. Before Christmas, the Taoiseach clashed with Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster over Brexit. At the Good Friday ...
The Irish Government has finalised the wording for an abortion referendum giving the go-ahead for voters to have their say on liberalising Ireland abortion laws. Ministers formally approved the referendum bill at a Cabinet meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin. The move comes in the wake of the ...
If Ireland backs repeal, the government has said it will introduce legislation permitting unrestricted abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. ... The Irish government has agreed the wording of a national referendum on abortion to be held by the end of May which could radically transform the lives of ...
Indecon says that if this option was not feasible, the existing Government of Ireland International Educational Scholarships could be expanded to assist children of Irish emigrants who are not eligible for EU fees. There should be increased flexibility for the EU fees on postgraduate courses, while applicants ...
Commenting on the report, Paul Murphy TD said: "This important research demonstrates how exposed Ireland is to the effects of climate change. ... ''Because of the lack of action by the Irish government and capitalist governments across the globe to tackle rising CO2 emissions we have to be prepared for ...
Over the last 20 years, the UK and Ireland have reaped the fruits of a mutually respectful and peaceful relationship. But, with Northern Ireland's power-sharing government having broken down, and Brexit raising questions about a potential hard border between the UK and Ireland, the historic Good Friday ...
If Theresa May thought this week's invitation to Downing Street would push Sinn Fein and the DUP to resolve Northern Ireland's power-sharing gridlock, the ... He says the Irish government is fully committed to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement “and its determination to secure the effective operation of all its ...
... the government and national newspapers that involves journalists writing positive pieces about the Ireland 2040 plan. The government's strategic communications unit arranged for sponsored content to appear in local, regional and national newspapers including the Irish Independent and The Irish Times ...
The Irish government says its creation is essential "to maximise the economic potential of the north west". Details are included in Project Ireland 2040, the Irish government's National Development Plan. The plan outlines how more than €116 bn (£102.3bn) will be spent on infrastructure projects over the ...
Ireland's foreign minister has criticised “irresponsible” and “reckless” Brexiteers for attacking the basis of the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland. Eurosceptics including Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan, Labour MP Kate Hoey, and former Tory Cabinet minister Owen Paterson ...
According to the FTTH Council's 2018 Market Panorama report, Ireland had 30,000 pure fibre connections or household FTTH subscribers, up from 20,000 in June, making it the fastest growing broadband segment of the market here. “The Irish Government has played a tremendous role in expanding ...
The Irish government has withdrawn Philip Lane from the contest to name a new vice president of the European Central Bank. It clears the way for Spain's ... this month for the position”. The Irish move is thought to be aimed a boosting Prof Lane's support if he is nominated as ECB chief economist next year.
The days are probably numbered for internationally licensed gambling operators that offer betting on Irish lottery draws. The Irish Sun reported that Irish National Lottery operator Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI) demanded that the government pull the plug on what it described as “parasitic” online gambling ...
Recently, instead of leading, the Government made a half-hearted move on the issue demonstrating the sleight-of-hand which has been a hallmark of our ... Why do we expect our politicians to lobby Washington in the interests of the “undocumented” Irish in the United States and allow them to ignore the ...
“There is nothing for the here and now, which is utterly disgraceful. The Slane Bypass appears to be pushed out to 2025 and Dunshaughlin Navan Rail is postponed again by this Government. there is no hospital for the North East after a commitment from Fine Gael in 2011 that it would be built in five years.
Australia's government was engulfed by bitter political infighting on Friday over the handling of a sex scandal involving the deputy prime minister, which experts warned could threaten the future of the ruling coalition. Barnaby Joyce, deputy prime minister and leader of the National Party, sharply criticised ...
"We have worked extraordinarily hard to do our very best to enable an executive to be formed and I still believe that can be done, with the will of the politicians to deliver what the people of Northern Ireland want and need: their elected politicians doing the right thing and delivering devolved government for ...
Under Project Ireland 2040, which will be launched by the Government, in Sligo, tomorrow, 75% of that population growth will be outside Dublin, with 50% in rural towns and villages. People should have a decent quality of life, no matter where they live. Our challenge is to make rural Ireland a more ...
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D., yesterday expressed the Irish government's support for the country's organic food sector. Minister Doyle was speaking at the opening of the Irish pavilion at BIOFACH, the major global event for the organic food ...
The Government is set to unveil a €115bn National Planning Framework outlining their vision for developing the country up to 2040. A multi-billion euro package aimed at improving the health service will see three new hospitals as well as 2,600 extra hospital beds by 2027 and hundreds of community ...
Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said the talks with the Irish Nationalist Shin-Fein Party to rebuild the government that broke up a year ago were unsuccessful. The Northern Ireland government collapsed in January 2017 amid a scandal surrounding an ill-fated renewable energy scheme that ...
Hamilton's sentiment echoed that of Arlene Foster, the DUP leader, who signalled on Tuesday that talks to restore power-sharing government in Northern Ireland were in trouble. British and Irish government sources had been briefing since the weekend that a deal to narrow the gap between the parties was ...
The Catholic-Protestant government has been suspended since January 2017, when it broke down amid a scandal over a botched green energy project. The rift soon widened to broader cultural and political issues separating Northern Ireland's British unionists and Irish nationalists. Sinn Fein demands for ...
Yet every urban-generated house in the countryside represents another nail in the coffin of struggling Irish towns and villages. That's one of the main reasons why Ireland 2040, the Government's draft national planning framework (NPF), has made it clear that “demonstrable economic need to live in a rural ...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come in for criticism after a photograph of the British and Irish government's negotiating teams at yesterday's talks in Belfast show an all-male Irish delegation. The optics of ... "It is not beyond the wit of Ireland to have two or three women on that delegation and at that meeting.".
The Irish Times reported last week that the Government plans to develop a new acute hospital in Cork. There will also be three new elective-only hospitals developed in Galway, Cork and Dublin. A new land-management agency is also expected to be announced as part of the national planning framework.
"This website provides you with a resource to learn about the work the Government is undertaking to protect your interests in the Brexit negotiations, and to address the consequences of Brexit here in Ireland. "On this site, you can find out about the Government's most recent engagements, outreach events, ...
The Irish taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, will also travel to Belfast to meet the prime minister, an Irish government spokesman said. Varadkar had been due to meet the Welsh first minister on Monday, but that has been cancelled. The spokesman added: “The government has consistently said that the restoration of ...
Thousands of websites, including ones run by Irish, US and UK government agencies, were infected for several hours on Sunday with code that causes web browsers to secretly mine digital currencies. Among the affected websites were those of the HSE, the Oireachtas, Safefood and some county councils.


 

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