Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern part of the island, and whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's over 4.8 million inhabitants. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the Oireachtas, consists of a lower house, Dáil Éireann, an upper house, Seanad Éireann, and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Taoiseach, who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.
The solidarity of European Union members with Ireland on Brexit has been remarkable and anyone who expects that to change is in for a "nasty surprise", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Reuters - Published
According to Reuters, Brexit Plan B is off to a bad start. A day after the British Parliament voted to have Prime Minister Theresa May renegotiate the UK's exit from the EU, the PM tripped on the first..
Sterling rose on Wednesday as Theresa May tried to win over the Northern Irish DUP party in a crucial vote next week on her Brexit deal. But as David Pollard reports, its gains were looking precarious..
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he believes the European Union will strike a deal with Britain to smooth its exit from the bloc, even as Dublin continue its preparations for all outcomes,.. Reuters - Published