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Doireann McMahon: ‘I’ve lived in London for 16 years and I will be voting Labour’

The time is almost here for voters in the UK to have their say on who should form the next government. Among them are the many thousands of Irish citi(...)

Chairman of Wetherspoons pub chain, Tim Martin. Photograph:   Ben Stansal/AFP/Getty Images

Wetherspoons will invest more than £200 million (€237 million) in pubs and hotels over the next four years, creating around 10,000 jobs, the company h(...)

Storm Atiyah making landfall at Cromwell Point lighthouse, Valentia Island, Co Kerry. Photograph: Alan Landers

Two thousand homes are still without power on Monday evening after Storm Atiyah passed over Ireland overnight leaving fallen trees and flights and fer(...)

Undecided student voter Muskan Kudhail: ‘We’re such an old country and we’ve always bounced back from everything.’ Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

This will be “the election of our lives” for Britain’s young people, the UK’s National Union of Students has predicted. If older voters were crucial (...)

Academics are predicting mass car ownership will be replaced by sharing schemes, public transport, cycling and e-scooters. File photograph: Alan Betson

It is approaching “five minutes to midnight” for the private car as young people are increasingly choosing other modes of transport, a conference on s(...)

RTÉ Headquarters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning. Days after the death of Gay Byrne, the dominant and outstanding figure in its history, RTÉ outlined overnight the measures it will have(...)

Tickets for Friday entry are considerably higher due to the popularity of the gold cup renewal. File photograph: Getty

The National Hunt season is chugging along, gradually building momentum, all eyes permanently fixed on the Cotswolds next March. The Irish flock to th(...)

Cardinal John Henry Newman ‘ministered patiently to the poor immigrant Irish in his care in Birmingham’. Photograph: AP/Catholic Church

The canonisation of John Henry Newman this weekend will attract thousands of pilgrims to Rome and, belatedly, an official representative from UCD and (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said there was “a need for the transformation of dimensions of Irish culture for the sake of mature pluralism”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish universities have “lost the dream” which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of “liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics”, the Arc(...)

Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, came to Ireland in 1851 at the invitation of then Catholic archbishop of Dublin Paul Cullen to be the rector of a new Catholic University, now UCD. Photograph: Getty Images

A former UCD registrar has described as “extraordinarily narrowminded” a decision by the university that it will not be officially represented at the (...)

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