Ireland voted in a general election on Saturday, with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hoping to secure a new term on the back of Brexit – though voters are more likely to judge him more on his domestic record.
Ireland had its credit score boosted on Friday by S&P Global Ratings, which said the nation’s economy should remain competitive and attractive to foreign investors even if its nearest neighbor, the UK, tumbles out of the European Union without an exit agreement.
A Sinn Fein official has warned that the UK’s long, agonizing struggle with Brexit may lead to a referendum on a united Ireland within five years – opening a way for the disintegration of the UK itself.
The Health Service Executive of Ireland is paying out “much more” to deal with complications from obesity because it doesn’t fully recognize the condition as a treatable disease in the first place, doctors and nutritionists have said.
The gap between Britain and the European Union over Brexit remains “very wide”, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday, as British leader Boris Johnson prepared to make a renewed push to reach an exit deal with the bloc.
A new environment fund aimed at making it easier for people to connect with the natural environment has been launched by the Northern Ireland’s Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).