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Brexit, or more properly the UK exit, has introduced an element of uncertainty and change into the politics of our two islands. Finding words, language and structures to explain and manage such change is the very essence of politics. Photograph: Getty Images

Speech and the capacity to communicate using language have been central to the evolutionary success of the human race. Putting names on things, places(...)

Terence Doorley from Dublin, 1926-2020

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

The Waterford-New Ross Greenway (above) will receive €9 million to fund its development.

Over €63 million has been allocated to improving and expanding greenways around the country next year. The Midleton-Youghal Greenway in Cork will re(...)

The Office of the Planning Regulator expressed doubt about Offaly County Council’s draft development plan projecting the population of Tullamore as growing by 4,753 by 2027. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s planning watchdog has questioned proposals by Offaly County Council to plan for a 33 per cent increase in the population of Tullamore over(...)

Patrick Dunne lived with his mother in a cabin just outside Philipstown in King’s County – now Daingean, and now Co Offaly. The normal route home for (...)

Larry Dunne (centre), picture on March 12th, 1985, being led into the Central Criminal Court.  Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Heroin dealer Larry Dunne, who died in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, on Monday, was one of the most notorious Irish criminals from the era be(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

Young Journalist of the Year Amy Molloy with the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards, John Flynn who wrote an opinion piece on scouting. Photograph:  Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

A student from Co Cork has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards. John Flynn from Coláiste an Chraoibhin in Fermoy picked up th(...)

The Quays at 10-12 Temple Bar Square was closed for eight days in January after an inspection by the Food Standards Authority of Ireland.

The discovery of a cockroach infestation led to a closure order being served on a well-known restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar last month while two ki(...)

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