The team in Stormont, with Leo Varadkar and Theresa May in the centre. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Leo must have misread the memo. They were supposed to be “bilateral” talks in Stormont on Monday. But the Taoiseach, it seems, thought he was attend(...)

 James Byrne and James McMahon attend last weekend’s Irexit: Freedom to Prosper conference in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Flames of populism may have ignited the political infernos of Donald Trump and Brexit in 2016 and sparked growing Euroscepticism across Europe, but in(...)

 The Christian Brothers propose to sell 7.5 acres of fields, used by Clonkeen College in Deansgrange for sports, for a reported €18 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An ongoing dispute between the Christian Brothers and a south Dublin Catholic secondary school over the planned sale of playing fields has been referr(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett: ‘We have to keep 80 per cent of all known fossil fuels in the ground if we are to have any chance of fighting climate change.’  File Photograph: Reuters

A move to ban the issuing of fossil fuel exploration licences in Ireland features in a proposed Bill to be put before the Dáil by Solidarity-People Be(...)

Clonkeen College. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has voiced her support for the Clonkeen College board of management in its dispute with (...)

Parents, staff  and student representatives of Clonkeen College, Deansgrange, held a press conference on Wednesday to protest plans by the school patron to sell off  playing fields for development. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Parents, teachers and pupils at a Catholic secondary school in south Dublin have criticised its patron, the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST), over pla(...)

Clonkeen College in Deansgrange, south Dublin:  The Edmund Rice Schools Trust, which manages 100 Christian Brothers schools across the State,  has moved to dissolve the board of management, but need the approval of Minister for Education Richard Bruton

The board of a Catholic secondary school in south Dublin has appealed to Minister for Education Richard Bruton to “back the school” in a dispute with (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that while the supply of housing was still not enough, it was increasing steadily. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney refused to be drawn when challenged in the Dáil about comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on parents helping their children with(...)

Government policy appeared to be to bring in “solutions” that were “the most profitable” for the private sector, including “highly profitable” student accommodation and “shared living” developments, said Lorcan Sirr, a  DIT lecturer in housing policy. File photograph: Getty Images

A massive movement similar to the anti-water charges campaign must be mobilised “to force Government action on the housing crisis”, a conference heard(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has not yet publicly revealed his own view on the referendum and proposals to repeal the Eighth Amendment on abortion, which guarantees the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn child. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach has said he absolutely trusts the Irish people to make the right decision in the referendum on Eighth amendment “based on compassion, ba(...)

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