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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 (...)

Despite Ireland’s economic recovery and uncertainty over Brexit, Irish people continue to move across the Irish Sea in large numbers. Although the num(...)

Tony O’Brien: stepped down from the HSE in May at the height of the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been forced to return to the drawing board after a high-profile recruitment campaign failed to find a successor t(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris referred to the proposal to ensure dignified disposal of foetal remains as ‘extraordinarily distasteful’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 723, 632 people voted against the removal of the Eighth Amendment. By way of comparison 544,230 people gave their first preference in the 2016 el(...)

A photograph from the launch of Trasna, a new Irish healthcare company, in October. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Irish patients are travelling in record numbers to other EU states for medical procedures to escape long waiting lists at home, new figures show. Som(...)

Campaigners demonstrate in support of the woman during a hearing in the case in September. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A woman who is facing a trial after obtaining abortion pills for her pregnant teenage daughter is due to challenge the prosecution in a potential lega(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ahead of Budget 2019: modern budgeting is a continuous process, not something suited to one-off events. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

This column has argued many times that the annual budget exercise is a circus, and no longer fit for purpose. Some of the largest players on the Irish(...)

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