Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wears a lapel emblem with both the EU and Irish flags  at the Government Press Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 200 figures from Northern Ireland society have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warning that the UK’s split from Europe is offensive and un(...)

A disused customs post at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in Middletown, Co. Armagh. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Friday’s agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom on the first phase of the Brexit negotiations is a major achievement, especially (...)

The feeder schools list includes all schools in the Republic of Ireland where 11 or more pupils sat the Leaving Cert in 2016. Photograph: iStock

The information published today aims to provide parents with a snapshot of information about how many students, from each school in the Republic of Ir(...)

Queen’s University Belfast: the new unit will be located at the university’s centre of cancer research and cell biology but it hopes to attract local and international companies to use its  facilities

A new £10 million centre specialising in precision medicine, which could prove instrumental in developing ground-breaking treatments for cancer patien(...)

Food testing at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish food industry had an opportunity to take a first-hand look at some of the advanced analytic services available to it at the Teagasc Food Inn(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin last weekend. Shortly after the attack in 1983, Adams said Charlie Armstrong was a “perfectly legitimate” target.  Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The first person the IRA murdered after Gerry Adams was elected Sinn Féin president was Charles Armstrong, the Ulster Unionist chair of Armagh City an(...)

Phion Therapeutics founder Helen McCarthy is flanked by Seedcorn project manager Connor Sweeney and Qubis spin-out manager Darach Neeson. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Cancer treatment start-up Phion Therapeutics has been crowned winner of this year’s Seedcorn investor readiness award from InterTradeIreland, scooping(...)

Former IRA hunger-striker, Laurence McKeown, wears clothes fashioned from a former prison blanket similar to the ones used by the prisoners known as the ‘Blanketmen’ who took part in the dirty protest in the Maze prison during the 1970s and 1980s. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The market for wall calendars is pretty crowded. If your life can be edified with fresh monthly images of fluffy kittens, laughing nuns or a pouty Pol(...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton (right): Speaking to Detail Data, he said £50m was being invested in a new paramilitary taskforce that aimed to tackle the intimidation issue. Photograph: : Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Thousands of people living in Northern Ireland have been forced from their homes over the past five years, but just 32 criminal convictions for housin(...)

A poster of Savita Halappanavar erected on O’Connell Street, Dublin, during a vigil in her memory today. Photograph: Áine McMahon/The Irish Times

“Never again” was the headline term used at vigils in Dublin and Belfast today to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Ms (...)

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