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Overall, the Audi e-Tron crossover delivers proper premium flair in a family-sized car, but at a hefty price

Buying a new car these days is as much about the Dáil as the dealership. Politicians are now active players in the motor trade thanks to their grand p(...)

Peter Casey: his views on immigration and Travellers have been portrayed by opponents as ‘dog-whistle’ politics. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Businessman Peter Casey had intended as recently as two weeks ago to stand as a candidate for the Dáil in the next general election but changed his mi(...)

Suffragette and trade unionist Countess Markievicz, artwork by Jim Fitzpatrick, illuminating the GPO for the 2018 Herstory Light Festival in celebration of the centenary of the Irish Women’s Suffrage. Photograph: HerStory

Projections of bold female faces from Irish history were projected on to public buildings across Dublin’s city centre at the weekend to mark Nollaig n(...)

Sinn Féin’s John Brady highlighted potential problems at Sydney Parade Dart station in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin city centre Dart stations and those near centres for the disabled will always be staffed but Irish Rail must adapt to changing technology and c(...)

That the documentary was broadcast at all proved its own theme: the constant underestimation of Enda Kenny. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Enda Kenny once bought me a pint of Smithwicks and did his JFK impression. It was terrible. Worse than the Smithwicks, which is a watery version of Gu(...)

Party political conditions have driven reform and potentially  overextended the Dáil’s reach in doing so. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Apart from the attempts to strengthen Oireachtas inquiries in 2011 and to introduce a unicameral system in 2013, the political establishment has cons(...)

In 2009 charities associated with a Dublin law firm were used as part of a scheme, managed by a US hedge fund, to buy up bonds in a collapsed Icelandic bank Glitnir.

The fuss over the use of charities for tax avoidance by vulture funds investing in Irish property may have revealed something about the limits of the (...)

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As the Dáil adjusts to the new politics the big imponderable is whether it will prove to be a better way of doing the people’s business or mark a slid(...)

Fine Gael Ministers have agreed to approach Fianna Fáil on the formation of a grand coalition once tomorrow’s Dáil vote on electing a taoiseach is out of the way. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior Fine Gael Ministers have agreed to approach Fianna Fáil on the formation of a grand coalition once tomorrow’s Dáil vote on electing a taoiseac(...)

Mary Harney, who helped push through the ban on ‘smoky coal’ in Dublin in 1990. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In September 1990, following a series of winters during which Dublin city was engulfed in thick black smog, a ban on the sale, marketing, and distribu(...)

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