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Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Jon Boutcher speaks to the media in Belfast to give an update on the Stakeknife investigation.Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“If I wanted to be popular I would have got a Labrador, ” said Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher who is leading an investigation into one of t(...)

Aileen Harte, a history and geography teacher, has struggled to secure registration since returning from the UK last summer.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Aileen Harte, a history and geography teacher, has no shortage of qualifications or experience. She has a BA in heritage studies from Galway-Mayo Ins(...)

Corporation tax receipts have nearly doubled since 2012 to €8.2 billion and are on course this year to top €10 billion for the first time. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The tax and benefit measures announced in October’s budget will reduce household income by an average of 0.7 per cent, according to a study by the Eco(...)

Stéphane Crouzat, French  ambassador  to Ireland,  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad, and  Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice at the  climate change conference in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The rights of communities in the midlands who have depended on its bogs for a living over many decades need to be protected as Bord na Móna gets out o(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking in  Dublin Castle on Saturday after he was re-elected. Photograph: Collins

Here is the full text of President Michael D Higgins’s acceptance speech, delivered after his re-election was confirmed in Dublin Castle on Saturday n(...)

“Despite all of this unequivocal evidence supporting ambitious climate action, Ireland’s performance in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement and EU directives has been dismal”

The stark findings of the UN “1.5 degrees” report on global warming “heralds the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to climate justice campaigner (...)

Caoimhe de Barra said she was hugely honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Trócaire.

Caoimhe de Barra has been appointed chief executive of Trócaire, the Irish Catholic Church’s overseas development agency. A 48-year-old Dubliner, sh(...)

A file image showing the coffin of Aidan McAnespie being carried through the British army checkpoint  where he was shot dead.  Photograph: Pacemaker

A former British army soldier is to be prosecuted for the February 1988 killing of Co Tyrone man Aidan McAnespie. Northern Ireland’s Public Prosectio(...)

A tie-wearing Mark Zuckerberg gets the press horde treatment on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

In numbers: Russian punishment 7 Number of Russian oligarchs hit by a new wave of US sanctions, with the protectionist White House taking a break fr(...)

 A lone walker makes her way down Rathmines Road in Dublin during Friday morning rush hour.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish

Anna Martin thought that maybe she should have named her baby after the ambulance man who was so helpful when she was rushed to the National Maternity(...)

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