• Published on 1 Dec 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    John McGrane, from the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, discusses Brexit.

  • Published on 1 Dec 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    The European Council President Donald Tusk has told the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that Brexit talks will go no further, unless Ireland is happy with Britain’s plans for the future of the Irish border. He said the UK’s decision to leave the EU had created uncertainty for millions of people, declaring that any British…

  • Published on 30 Nov 2017 Sections

    Joining us now to debate the issue is Nicola Byrne, President of the Irish Exporters Association, Editor of Brexit Central, Jonathan Isaby, Senator Neale Richmond, Brexit spokesperson for Fine Gael – Ireland’s ruling party, Jennifer Kavanagh is a law lecturer at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Deputy Editor of Belfast based, News Letter, Ben Lowry…

  • Published on 30 Nov 2017 Sections

    We’re live at Dublin’s Convention Centre on the banks of the Liffey in Ireland where there’s one word on everyone’s lips – Brexit. For weeks that word has caused high tension between Britain and Ireland in a standoff over the Irish Border – today some mood music that small amounts of progress is being made.

  • Published on 28 Nov 2017 Sections Politics

    It had looked as if a crisis involving the Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald might force a snap election. It was the last thing that the Irish public wanted or that the Irish government needed in the middle of crucial Brexit negotiations. In the end the deputy PM resigned, the crisis went away and…

  • Published on 27 Nov 2017 Sections Politics

    Welcome to Dublin where the vexed issue of the future of the Irish border is threatening to scupper the even more vexed issue of Brexit… today Ireland’s foreign minister warned all 27 EU nations agreed that Brexit talks wouldn’t move onto discuss future trading relations until Britain gave further assurances that there wouldn’t be a…

  • Published on 2 Jun 2017 Sections

    Tonight Ireland has a new Prime Minister-elect: if the Dail approves his appointment, he’s set to become the youngest in the country’s history. Leo Varadkar, the new leader of the ruling Fine Gael party, is smashing a few more preconceptions too: he’s also the gay son of an Indian immigrant. So who is he and…

  • Published on 15 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    His father was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family. Now, John Finucane, the son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, is standing as Sinn Féin’s parliamentary candidate in North Belfast. The party is confident he can take the seat from the Democratic Unionists for the first time in its history.

  • Published on 12 May 2017 Sections UK

    The former prime minister Tony Blair has said a hard Irish border would be a disaster, with an agreement the best way of limiting damage after Brexit.

  • Published on 11 May 2017 Sections UK

    The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has promised to work with Ireland to avoid the return of a hard border with Northern Ireland, telling a joint session of the Irish parliament that “nothing should put peace at risk.” Our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson is in Dublin now.

  • Published on 6 Apr 2017 Sections UK

    Once the Brexit negotiations actually begin, a key priority will be Northern Ireland. Today the Irish prime minister said nothing should be allowed to undermine peace and stability – with no return to the old, hard border between north and south.

  • Published on 3 Mar 2017 Sections

    The remains of babies and young children have been found in a mass grave on the site of a former home for unmarried mothers in Ireland run by Catholic nuns.  

  • Published on 9 Jan 2017 Sections UK

    Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness has resigned his post, sparking a constitutional crisis which is likely to force new elections.

  • Published on 30 Aug 2016 Sections Business, Politics, World

    Apple and Ireland say they will contest an EU tax ruling that has landed the American tech giant with a 13 billion euro bill.

  • Published on 24 Jun 2016 Sections Politics, UK, World

    The Government rejects a demand from Sinn Fein for a referendum to be held on Irish unity in the wake of the UK vote to pull out of the EU.