Public services card

The possibility that the State’s public services card (PSC) might eventually become a national identity card was discussed by the then Fianna Fáil-led(...)

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An 11-year-old boy who suffered laceration injuries in Co Antrim on Sunday has died. A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) sa(...)

Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A storm red warning remains in operation countrywide as Hurricane Ophelia centres on the north of the country and begins to clear northeastwards. Eve(...)

 Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has claimed a Revenue report compiled last year was not published until this week because its content did not suit the political narrative.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said it beggars belief that work by the Revenue into the potential impact of Brexit on the Border with Northern (...)

Arlene Foster’s DUP has said while it is committed to reaching an agreement there is no immediate prospect of a deal. Photograph:  AFP

The Democratic Unionist Party has ruled out any immediate return of the powersharing Executive at Stormont. In a blow to the British and Irish gover(...)

The Revenue has said that even in a ‘soft Border’ scenario, certain controls are unavoidable and a number of designated and resourced crossings will be required. Photograph: The Irish Times

Revenue has warned an open Border between the Republic and Northern Ireland is not possible and that eight customs checks and visible border controls (...)

Martin O’Neill:  despite the manager’s feat in guiding us to  the play-offs, we can’t keep the ball and  have the poorest scoring record of any team left.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Nobody will want to play us,” declared Joe Hart ahead of the knockout stages of last year’s Euros. After their goalless draw with Slovakia that(...)

Oliver Jeffers and his son Harland who has proved an inspiration to his doting dad.

Looking at Oliver Jeffers, you cannot help but think he himself would make a wonderful illustration. Wide-eyed, expressive and still boyish at 40, in (...)

Simon Scotting with his Irish foreign birth registration document, in London, England.  Photograph: Andrew Wiard

He never contemplated being Irish. Not until Brexit loomed. The vote to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum shocked Simon Scotting. For(...)

Eric McDowell: he joined the Bletchley Park establishment straight from school, and was part of the Japanese Emperor Codes cryptology department

Eric McDowell, who has died at at the age of 92, was involved in many facets of life in Northern Ireland, both business and private. However, a signif(...)