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Foreign secretary Liz Truss greets EU post-Brexit negotiator Maros Sefcovic in Kent. Photograph: Ben Stansall/PA Wire

Britain and the European Union have agreed to intensify talks over the Northern Ireland protocol following a meeting between their chief negotiators t(...)

British foreign secretary Liz Truss: ‘The EU has a clear responsibility to help fix the myriad problems caused by the protocol.’ File photograph: Getty

Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss will host European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic on Thursday for two days of talks aimed at breaking (...)

For the Government, it was a more stable year, with none of the drama of forced resignations and instability that marked the Coalition’s first few months in office last year.  From left, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Julian Behal/PA

Covid-19 has put day-to-day politics in the shade over the past 12 months, just as it did in 2020. Back in January the Government came in for widespre(...)

‘I went from a busy job in financial services to being a busy climate activist and as I look back now, I think that was a form of denial in itself.’ Photograph: iStock

Six years ago, Samantha Cooper had a high-powered job in London’s Canary Wharf financial district and a hard-charging life to match it. At 42, she wa(...)

A photo issued by Kent Police of Caroline Pierce, one of two young women murdered by David Fuller in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in 1987. Family handout photograph: PA Wire

A man who murdered two women then used a hospital job to prey like a “vulture” on more than 100 dead females in a mortuary whom he sexually assaulted (...)

David O’Doherty in Along for the Ride

David O’Doherty has carved out a unique niche in Irish comedy as a sort of anti-Tommy Tiernan. O’Doherty is whimsical instead of shouty. And, in cont(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Mary Henry, a granddaughter of Connaught Rangers mutineer James Gorman at the new memorial in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

President Michael D Higgins has visited Tubbercurry, Co Sligo to unveil a memorial to men from the Connaught Rangers regiment involved in a mutiny aga(...)

John Traynor (73) was closely linked with organised crime boss John Gilligan

Infamous Irish gangland figure John Traynor, best known as a source for journalist Veronica Guerin and as a suspect in her murder, has died. Traynor (...)

Sr Margaret Hegarty: she raised more than 30 girls and boys from as young as two years

Sr Margaret Hegarty was a remarkable woman who devoted her life to giving young people a unique start in life. She was born Margaret Bernadette Hegar(...)

Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill. During the autumn of 1771, the future signatory of the US Declaration of Independence visited Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Benjamin Franklin was America’s first diplomat, initially in London where he represented a number of the colonies between 1757 and 1775 and later as t(...)

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