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Ireland’s answer to Alcatraz has scooped second place in the World Travel Awards coming in ahead of such world famous landmarks as the Great Wall of C(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the  launch of  the new Leaving Cert  PE exam. Also pictured are students Conal Kehoe,  Emma Crumlish, Ciara Rooney,  Bernard Brogan, Dublin GAA footballer; and Mark Winters. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Students who take the new physical education (PE) exam in the Leaving Cert will be required to submit a video of themselves taking part in an activity(...)

The European Council is due to review last week’s Brexit developments at its summit on Thursday, December 14th.

A status-quo transition period for when the UK leaves the EU would be the best way of providing business with certainty, an alliance of business group(...)

British prime minister  Theresa May is taking an upbeat stance on securing a Brexit deal, as Ireland insists the UK must stick to its commitments on keeping a soft border with the Republic. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

What’s going on in London - are the British pulling back from the Brexit deal last week? As of now, it seems not. David Davis, the British Brexit min(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wears a lapel emblem with both the EU and Irish flags  at the Government Press Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 200 figures from Northern Ireland society have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warning that the UK’s split from Europe is offensive and un(...)

Tusla figures show that 60% of reports are closed after preliminary screening and before initial assessment, and of the remainder 54% are subsequently closed. Photograph: Getty Images

The Children First Act 2017, which will be fully commenced on December 11th, 2017, will be claimed by the Government as landmark legislation. It is pa(...)

No plan B: the One Planet Summit is being held two years to the day since the landmark Paris accord on climate change was agreed. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

France will push for a European financial-transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers have said ahead (...)

Poland’s government is being reshuffled in a mid-term exercise designed to renew its energy and direct it more to the international difficulties encou(...)

A finding that men and women in the Republic are living on average five years more today than they were in 2000 is good news indeed. Largely driven by(...)

Palestinian protesters gather beside  a heap of barbed wire and  burning tyres during clashes with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Younis.  Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the US embassy in Bei(...)

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