Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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Fairtrade: labourers pick tea in the Sorwathe plantations in Rwanda. Photograph: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty

In the small towns and villages around the Sorwathe tea plantation, 90 minutes from the Rwandan capital of Kigali, the positive impact of Fairtrade is(...)

The Offaly side of the old constituency had two sitting TDs: Barry Cowen and Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy. It has meant a spare seat is on offer, with no incumbent.

The Offaly North Tipperary constituency threw up a few election surprises - but Fianna Fáil’s dominance was not among them. The former five-seat Laoi(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming topped the poll in Laois with one of the country’s largest quotas while re-elected Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan described (...)

Counting for Election 2016 gets under way at 9am Saturday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

CARLOW-KILKENNY (5 seats) Outgoing TDs: John McGuinness (FF), Bobby Aylward (FF), John Paul Phelan (FG), Pat Deering (FG), Ann Phelan (Lab) Watch(...)

Barry McGuigan has said the hot air from Scott Quigg’s camp ahead of Saturday’s fight in Manchester means nothing. Photograph: Getty

Animosity is an invaluable ingredient of any fight – and there has been no shortage of it on the long, bumpy road that ends in Manchester on Saturday (...)

Shares in Pinewood Studios soared by more than 61 pence in trading in London to 515.5 pence on news the company may be sold

Shares in Pinewood Studios, which is looking to establish a studio in Ireland, jumped 14 per cent in trading on Wednesday after it said the business c(...)

 Lord Lucan has been missing since November 7th, 1974. Photograph:  PA Wire

This week’s High Court decision to issue a death certificate for Lord Lucan is the latest punctuation mark in a murder mystery that has fascinated the(...)

 The scales (statue) of justice, on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: Key cases in brief

Unmarried co-habitee awarded significant damages arising from death of partner as result of poor medical care Barry v Health Service Executive [2015](...)

The scene of an attack on a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: AP Television

Armed men stormed a hotel in the west African city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last night, taking hostages and burning vehicles in what appears to b(...)