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Johnson fails once more to secure pre-Brexit election 0

British prime minister Boris Johnson has failed in his latest effort to secure a general election before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on October 31st

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Nothing boosts the cinema experience like a mass walkout 0

There’s so much to the theatrical experience that you can’t get from a watching a film on even the biggest television. The communal buzz. The enveloping darkness. The sound of

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Johnson-Cummings are like a Theresa May tribute act in fast forward 0

In a very crowded field the cruellest description of the Boris Johnson-Dominic Cummings administration is that it resembles nothing less than a Theresa May tribute act, albeit one in fast-forward

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Northern Ireland-only backstop on the menu for Varadkar-Johnson meeting 0

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will discuss a Northern Ireland-only backstop with the British prime minister Boris Johnson when the two men meet for talks in Dublin on Monday morning. However, Mr

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Brexit: Amber Rudd quits Johnson’s cabinet and Tory party in protest 0

Amber Rudd has sensationally quit the British cabinet and the Conservative Party in protest at Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit. The MP has quit her post as work and pensions

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Caveat: The Ministers and their ‘easy things to do’ ahead of no-deal Brexit 0

It may have been a portent. Shortly before three Ministers were due at the RDS on Wednesday to reassure businesses that there is a plan for a no-deal Brexit, two

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Big Week on the Farm: Shameless sheep sex rams home rural Ireland’s beautiful ways 0

On Monday’s Big Week on the Farm: Harvest (RTÉ1, Monday to Thursday) I watch two hair stylists giving a makeover to some cows. “It’s finally happening,” I say. “Rural Ireland

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Northern Ireland’s economy is threatened by more than Brexit 0

The Northern Ireland economy is likely to be worse affected by Brexit than economies in other UK regions. The Brexit shock will compound the difficulties of what is already a

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Family skeletons? My family are old hands at brutal excavations 0

I’m not long home from a week’s family holiday in Andalusia, where my sister now lives in a small mountain village. Accessed by a corkscrew hill, it sits among brown

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Varadkar rules out food, medicine shortages under no-deal Brexit 0

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has moved to reassure the public about the implications of a no-deal Brexit, saying it would not lead to a recession nor to the return of austerity.

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