Aer Lingus chief executive  Stephen Kavanagh at Dublin Airport. The trade union Impact has said that any assurances that the IAG aviation group has given in relation to the proposed sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus are worthless.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Any assurances provided by the aviation group IAG on jobs or connectivity are worthless and the Government should refuse to sell it its stake in Aer L(...)

In the 12th century, Drogheda was two separate towns; Drogheda-in-Meath and Drogheda-in-Oriel – which later became County Louth. Skara Brae lie(...)

John Bercow (right) as he is re-elected unopposed as speaker in the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: PA

John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons once more, smiled as the tributes flooded in in the minutes after MPs, some newly elected, all recently (...)

The British Labour Party has been pitched into a leadership contest after its defeat in the UK election was followed immediately by Ed Miliband’s resi(...)

Andy Burnham, the frontrunner in the race,  describes himself as the “change candidate”. Photograph:   Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

The leader of Britain’s biggest trade union has warned that its link with Labour could be put at risk if the party’s next leader fails to act as the v(...)

Six of these lovely scarves handwoven in Kathmandu weeks before the devastating earthquake are being donated by designer Lucy Downes of Sphere One (...)

‘Then there’s our own Belfast Agreement, into which the Human Rights Act is woven. The latter’s repudiation would breach international treaty obligations, specifically in relation to the British-Irish Agreement that underpins the agreement.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It is a surprising, albeit deliberate, common feature of the Tories’ plans for UK disengagement from both the EU and the European Court of Human Right(...)

Go Walk: An Blascaod Mor   Map: OS Discovery series sheet No 70 Start/finish: Slipway, An (...)

The possible implications for the Belfast Agreement of a Tory move to repeal the Human Rights Act have set off alarms in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

The prospect of the UK repealing its Human Rights Act hasn’t come out of the blue. It’s a pledge that appeared not once but three times in the Conserv(...)

UK Labour shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh. Ms Creagh has   joined the party’s leadership contest.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh has joined the race to succeed Ed Miliband, promising to “earn back the trust that middle Engla(...)