Only two golden eagle chicks were born in 2015 and neither survived more than a few weeks.  Photograph: Mike Brown

Ireland’s population of golden eagles is in a “critical” situation and at risk of starving, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has warned. The IWT has ca(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron chatting with Royal Navy personnel in London on Monday. Britain will invest an extra £12 billion in defence equipment over the next 10 years. Photograph: Reuters/Justin Tallis/pool

This week you are invited to believe in the strategic prowess of government. Yesterday, prime minister David Cameron announced Britain’s most anticipa(...)

One of the undercover officers, Mark Kennedy, made several visits to Ireland, including attending a Shell to Sea workshop in Mayo. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Campaigners opposed to the Corrib gas project have paid tribute to seven women in Britain who have received an apology from the Metropolitan Police f(...)

Former first minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party Alex Salmond: “I think it would be very difficult for any Irish government, of any political persuasion, to run counter to Scottish nationalism.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For a man who just returned to Westminster last May after an eight-year absence, Alex Salmond moves through the Houses of Parliament as if he had neve(...)

Despite civil marriages carried out in the south only being recognised as civil partnerships in the North, gay and lesbian couples are choosing to tie the knot over the Border anyway. Photograph: Getty Images

The North is now the only region in the UK and Ireland not to extend civil marriage rights to same sex couples so many are now choosing to cross the B(...)

Loretto Lambe, disability campaigner. Photograph: Peter Boardman FPIBB

Loretto Lambe, who has died aged 72, was founder and chief executive of the profound disability charity Promoting a More Inclusive Society (Pamis). As(...)

FIVE PLACES TO STAY IN GREECE Despite all of its ongoing problems, Greece is predicting a record bump in tourist numbers for 2016, with 25 mill(...)

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll on water charges.

In 2001, there was a byelection in Tipperary South which Fianna Fáil was expected to win. The party lost the vote, and afterwards blamed it on an opi(...)

Norah Casey: ’I often say Ireland Inc should have an ad on pregnancy sticks abroad, because as soon as someone has a baby, they want to come home to raise their kids in the local area where they grew up.’

Around 300 “key influencers” from the Irish diaspora will gather at Dublin Castle today for the fourth Global Irish Economic Forum. Ahead of a discus(...)

Former Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots. File Photograph:  Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Judgment has been reserved in former Stormont health minister Edwin Poots’ bid to overturn rulings that his ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ir(...)