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German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Berlin last week. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Of all the Brexit-inspired mantras that government ministers have learned to repeat with robotic consistency, one in particular – that Ireland’s desti(...)

Crown prince Haakon Magnus of Norway speaks on stage during the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Rick Kern/WireImage

Norway’s reputation as a new international tech hub is not manufactured. But it isn’t necessarily organic either. With the second-highest GDP in the w(...)

Prof Niall O’Donohoe: wise, resourceful  and  compassionate

Those who knew the late Prof Niall O’Donohoe in recent years will recall a softly spoken polymath, a kindly grandfather figure and an incorrigible rom(...)

Irish Water’s lack of supply capacity has hampered plans for a large scale development of over 400 homes by Ireland’s largest housebuilder in Maynooth(...)

Pope Francis and  Cardinal Kevin Farrell. Photograph: diocese of Dallas

Cardinal Kevin Farrell (70) is the most senior Irishman at the Vatican and one of two brothers serving there. His older brother Bishop Brian Farrell (...)

The group said it finished the year in a net positive cash position, despite the absence of any major one-off licence sales in 2017

Dublin-headquartered software firm Escher Group has said it expects 2017 revenue to be marginally ahead of its earlier forecast of $18 million (€14.8 (...)

Owen O'Riordan, Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Cambridge, in front of Harvard University

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Owen O'Riordan, origina(...)

Scanning the brain: the good news is that while brains can be deformed by adverse childhood experiences, it is also possible to effect repairs, to alter their physical structure.

I am lying here on a slab in the Beacon Hospital about to meet my maker. Oh, I don’t mean I’m going to die – it is much more significant than that: I(...)

Junior minister Ciarán Cannon: wants to change the Government’s traditional model of engagement with the Irish abroad. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A globe stands in Ciarán Cannon’s office at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is helpful for connecting the dots as his portfolio covers(...)

GAA players sleeping-out at the GPO in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Ruairí McKiernan Twitter account

Hundreds of GAA players from around the country and abroad participated in a sleep-out this weekend raising about €200,000 for homeless charities. O(...)

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