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Suggestions that the UK government could ignore parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol and potentially trigger Article 16 have been called “very irresponsible” by EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness. s McGuinness told the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that the European Union and the UK government should “trust each other” and said “threats are not helpful”. …

Labor veteran Mervyn Taylor, who died at the age of 89, was instrumental in lifting the divorce ban in the Constitution in the November 1995 referendum. He was also the first Jewish member of an Irish government, where he was first Minister of Labor for nine days so he could sit in cabinet until the …

Hotels and guesthouses in Laois and across the country have had another exceptionally difficult year due to Covid. The average room occupancy rate for 2021 is 25% for the Midlands / Mid East region, including Laois since the start of the year, according to the latest research from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) . With …

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the government would make a “collective decision” on how to respond to an invitation to attend a controversial religious ceremony marking Northern Ireland’s centenary. The “Service of Reflection and Hope to Mark the Centenary of the Partition of Ireland and the Formation of Northern Ireland” takes place at St Patrick’s Church …

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of managing outbreaks of infection as a global community. Many important advances have been made by countries together, including a range of highly effective vaccines to prevent serious illness and death. But the extent of inequality in countries’ access to the vaccine stands in stark contrast to these …

The government is “exploring all options” to ensure that purpose-built student accommodation remains in use for students, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told Dáil as protesters gathered outside Leinster House. Officials from the business and housing departments met Wednesday evening to discuss the issue and there will be “further announcements in the coming weeks,” Varadkar said. Mr …

Suddenly, inflation – and especially the rise in the cost of energy – has exploded on the political agenda, and will play an important role in the government’s budgetary considerations. TD says the cost of living has been a smoldering public issue for some time. But as energy prices have skyrocketed in recent months, that …

B oris Johnson has admitted he is not close to concluding a post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK, although the Leave campaign trumpeted such a deal to win voters in 2016. After more than 90 minutes of discussions with Joe Biden at the White House, the Prime Minister conceded Wednesday that he is …

The government has not decided to delay construction of the Metrolink until 2027, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation. However, he is unable to say when construction of the project will begin. It comes after Labor TD Duncan Smith yesterday asked Transport Minister Eamon Ryan for urgent clarification on MetroLink metro plans …

Justin Trudeau will win a third term as Prime Minister of Canada, with his Liberal party set to remain the largest group in Parliament, after Erin O’Toole, leader of the main opposition Conservative party, admitted defeat. However, with results still visible Monday night, Mr. Trudeau appeared ready for another minority government, forcing him to cooperate …