Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at Cork Chamber’s business breakfast at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed confidence that sufficient progress will be made in Brexit talks between the EU and Britain on Ireland, citizens’(...)

China’s import and export growth accelerated in September, suggesting the world’s second-biggest economy is still expanding at a healthy pace despite (...)

The crude divorce rate in Ireland is 0.6 per cent, according to the Eurostat.

Ireland’s divorce rate remains remarkably low when compared with the rest of Europe and the wider world. According to the April 2016 census, as publi(...)

 Sebastian Kurz arrives for a TV discussion, in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

At Vienna’s Stadthalle concert hall, a capacity crowd of 16,000 claps their hands to the jaunty Radetzky March. Then he appears: a messiah in a slim-(...)

Shadow Brexit secretary  Keir Starmer: says that Theresa May is sending out a confused message on Brexit because the Conservative party is so divided on the issue. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Any other time but now, a former Conservative chancellor calling for the current Conservative chancellor to be sacked would be news. But when Nigel La(...)

A  pilot has written to Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary (above) over concerns of colleagues at the airline’s refusal to entertain collective bargaining. File photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

A Ryanair pilot has written to chief executive Michael O’Leary outlining the concerns of colleagues over the airline’s refusal to entertain collective(...)

Bishop Paul Colton said he was not surprised at the 2 per cent decline in the number of Church of Ireland members nationally. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Census figures on the level of Church of Ireland worship in Cork highlight a real challenge for local clergy as less than half of those declaring them(...)

Ruairi O Siochru from Tralee, Co. Kerry: “People in cities just don’t have time for religion.”

New census data on religion was published by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday. Jenna Clarke-Molloy spoke to people in Trinity College, Dublin(...)

Ryanair’s current pay offer for its pilots would see a pay rise of up to €22,000 for captains and up to €11,000 for first officers depending on where they are based. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Ryanair is piling the pressure on pilots to accept its pay offer as the low-cost airline fights to overcome a crisis over the cancellation of more tha(...)

Former chief justice John Murray: produced a damning report which draws pretty much the same conclusions about Irish law that the ECJ did about the EU directive. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s taken quite a while for the Irish Government to properly notice that, in April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) resoundingly rejected th(...)