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The development authority proposed by Fianna Fáil aims to build on a 2017 report by Kieran Mulvey.

A Bill to establish a statutory body charged with the social and economic regeneration of north inner city Dublin following a spate of gangland shooti(...)

Leo Varadkar is hoisted on shoulders after being elected as leader of Fine Gael at the Mansion House, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In order to persuade Fine Gael members of their merits, Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney took part in debates in May 2017 when they were seeking the lea(...)

Leo Varadkar knew that Micheál Martin wasn’t going to bite on his invitation to early talks on the renewal of the confidence-and-supply agreement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The first two steps of this dance were easily anticipated: the Taoiseach starts the political term with a request for early negotiations on a renewal (...)

In Pennsylvania, church figures suggested the use of euphemisms – to never say “rape” but instead say “inappropriate contact” or “boundary issues”. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

Reading the Pennsylvanian grand jury report is an encounter with the dark side of humanity. We are all too familiar with the Murphy, Ryan (2009) and C(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks with then  taoiseach Enda Kenny at a St Patrick’s Day  event in 2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The former Irish ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, has said while “we cannot embrace Trumpism,” our leaders must not sacrifice our frien(...)

In Ireland later this month, Pope Francis might explain how, at last, the Vatican plans to get its house in order on the sexual abuse issue. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

It is frequently the case that, though something is strongly suspected to be true, it comes as a shock when it is finally confirmed. Such happened thi(...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

Sean Spicer in the Trump Hotel in  Washington:  set to embark on a month-long tour to promote his new book. Photograph: Mitchell Long

It has just turned noon on a weekday in Washington, and at the Trump International Hotel a black SUV glides into the side entrance. A ripple of antici(...)

MacGill Summer School’s founder and director Joe Mulholland plans to recruit a young researcher to help him recruit a wider variety of speakers. Photograph: Eric Luke

A joke has been doing the rounds in recent weeks that across the country prominent women were afraid to answer the phone in case it was the organiser (...)

Some women were excluded from restorative justice ex gratia due to  department’s ‘narrow interpretation’ of the criteria, the Ombudsman found.

Women who worked in one of 12 of the State’s Magdalene laundries, but who were admitted to adjoining institutions, have been invited to consider apply(...)

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