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Irish haulier Thomas Maher: admitted drug trafficking and money laundering. Photograph: National Crime Agency /PA Wire

An Irish haulage contractor is facing a long jail term in the UK after admitting trafficking drugs and money laundering, a court heard. Thomas Maher (...)

Stephen Roche celebrates after winning in 1987. Photo: Getty Images

The voice is almost shot already, the madness only beginning to unfold. Boom, the ski resort seeming to shake as Lauren Fignon of Système U and profe(...)

Britain’s eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham. Photograph: Reuters

Irish diplomats assumed the British government listened to all their communications with Dublin during the 1980s, former officials say. Speaking afte(...)

Leo Varadkar on Brexit: ‘Members are deciding, making sure that the kids are looked after, deciding the financial settlement that type of thing’. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime. Mr Varadkar was taking part in a phone-in show on Irish radio (...)

Donnacha Hurley: ‘We are experiencing significant challenges in recruitment due to near full employment and our inability to attract foreign nationals due to housing costs.’

A long and varied career brought Corkman Donnacha Hurley into the investment world 18 years ago when he decided to establish a holding company with st(...)

‘It’s a bit Das Boot in here, isn’t it?’ Alan Partridge in full flow. Photograph: BBC

Steve Coogan was out for a meal last night, and this morning, while we talk on the phone, Twitter is lighting up with excited chat about his dinner co(...)

A horse is washed down after the Holycross Maiden Hurdle at Thurles Racecourse in Co Tipperary on Thursday. Photograph: PA Wire

With just over four weeks to go to the start of the Cheltenham Festival, horse racing in Britain was thrown into turmoil on Thursday after confirmatio(...)

The two-acre site was  sold in 2016 to a local developer for €5million

A contentious planning battle near chic Monkstown village in south Co Dublin appears to have ended after An Bord Pleanála gave the gree(...)

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle during her visit to Dublin with Prince Harry in July, 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish roots of the UK’s Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, have been confirmed in records released today. They show that her great-great-great gra(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

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