If the acclamation that greeted Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow this week is any guide, her position as lea(...)

 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon  said she wanted a second vote on independence soon after Brexit but gave no detail on timing.  Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon focused on domestic issues rather than the prospect of a second independence referendum at the end of the Scot(...)

The prime minster said she would not ‘hide from the challenge’ when asked about the foreign secretary Boris Johnson. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Theresa May has suggested she is prepared to demote Boris Johnson in a signal of strength after Downing Street successfully deflected an attempted cou(...)

Séamus Fahy:  Merrion Vaults  runs a purpose-built safety deposit box facility on Dublin’s South Cumberland Street

Safekeeping specialist Merrion Vaults is spending up to €2 million on an expansion that will see it open new safety deposit box centres in Liverpool’s(...)

Conor Murray trains with Munster at  UL. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Munster v Cardiff Blues Venue: Thomond Park, Limerick Kick-off: 1.30pm On TV: Live on Sky Sports The return of Munster’s three test Lions could ha(...)

The US department of transport has granted Norwegian UK an air carrier permit to allow it to operate flights between Europe, the UK and the US. File  photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Norwegian UK receives US air carrier certificate The march of Norwegian continues. The airline has been granted permission to operate transatlantic s(...)

A Ryanair aircraft prepares to land at Dublin airport. The airline has cancelled 462 flights from Dublin from November 1st to March 25th. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

Regular flyers with Ryanair have been left scrambling following the latest raft of flight cancellations by the airline. One couple who travel to Nice (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary arrives at the company’s AGM in Dublin in September. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is launching “enforcement action” against Ryanair for failing to give customers accurate information about their ri(...)

Gardaí have appealed for information after a ‘suspect device’ was thrown into a house in Limerick overnight.

Gardaí have appealed for information after a “suspect device” was thrown into a house in Limerick overnight. The device was thrown through a window a(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: Airline has yet to reveal which flights will be affected after Wednesday, which has prompted anger among many whose trips  hang in the balance. File photograph:  Getty Images

Up to 95 per cent of the 300,000 passengers who will be hit by Ryanair’s flight cancellations in the weeks ahead will be entitled to substantial compe(...)