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SBIR Ireland manager Marguerite Bourke

Flooding, illegal dumping, bathing-water quality, and increasing the number of cyclists on Dublin’s streets are some of the problems being addressed i(...)

Ciarán Hodgers is a multi-award winning Irish spoken word poet, now living in Liverpool. Photograph: Kate Jeans

Be born in Ireland.  Leave.  Not for England,  for the love of God, they’ll only claim you as their own.  Go somewhere diffe(...)

HSE director general John Connaghan is to step down from the post at the end of the year. File image: Oireachtas screengrab via PA.

John Connaghan, who became director general of the HSE pending the appointment of a successor to Tony O’Brien, is to step down from the post at the en(...)

“In 1941, I got a cardboard crib for not missing a day of school for a year. I brought it with me when I emigrated, and I still have it now.”

As Christmas approaches our thoughts usually turn toward home. Some of us are planning that journey back to Ireland to reunite with family, others rom(...)

Yoga may have taken 5,000 years to evolve into a western phenomenon, but its 21st-century profile has rocketed at lightning speed. In the US, the num(...)

Harry Leslie Smith: vocal critic of austerity, has died aged 95. Photograph: Icon Books

Harry Leslie Smith, the political commentator and second World War veteran who survived the Great Depression, has died in Canada aged 95, his family s(...)

Irene Edwards: “We don’t talk politics in the shop.” Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

In Holyhead, even Santa voted to leave the European Union. Santa’s other name is Richard Burnell. He’s 78 with a long white beard and he formerly work(...)

Anna Acciarini: ‘Casual racism was now the norm. It felt like it was catching. I was so hurt, and the sense of insecurity was ever present, as was my anger.’

I am an Irish woman who moved to England by accident in 2007. I was living in Tenerife and met a blacksmith from Luxembourg who convinced me to move t(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons  about Brexit, November 22nd. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May faced a hostile reception in the House of Commons on Thursday following the publication of the political declaration on the relationship b(...)

 Brexit secretary Dominic Raab leaving 10 Downing Street in London after Tuesday’s cabinet meeting. He led a discussion of government preparedness on a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May told her cabinet on Tuesday morning that there was still a “small number of outstanding issues” to be resolved for the UK and Brussels to (...)

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