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Hilary Carroll: “There are a lot more young families coming home for Christmas now because air travel is cheaper and there are more flights from the US”

“I’m driving home for Christmas Oh, I can’t wait to see those faces . . . Well I’m moving down that line And it’s been so long But I will be there” Dr(...)

Gheorghe Filip from Romania making hand-made Christmas cards  at the Mendicity Institute. The cards will   go on sale this Sunday at the Mendicity Institute Christmas Market.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s not the lights on the Christmas tree in the canteen of the Mendicity Institution on Island Street in Dublin 8 that command attention. It’s what t(...)

Arunas Dumskis, of the Hamptons, Santry Cross, Dublin, pictured leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded €30,000 damages. Photograph: Collins.

A delivery driver who injured his lower back when lifting a tray of bread, has been awarded €30,000 damages for personal injury. Barrister Bebhinn Mu(...)

Ireland and Luxembourg are the only two EU countries projected to miss both their emissions and renewable energy targets in 2020

The fines hanging over Ireland for missing its EU climate targets in 2020 are likely to be significantly lower than previously thought. According to (...)

The report, published by the German Bertelsmann Stiftung philanthropic group, says Ireland spends the smallest amount of money in the EU on pre-primary education. File photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Education has disputed the findings of a report on social justice in the European Union which said government spending on education (...)

U2 in concert at the SSE Arena in Belfast. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

U2 has condemned Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence in the face of “violence and terror being visited on the Rohingya people”. Ms Suu (...)

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath, said all Irish people must pay their ‘fair share’ of tax. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

All Irish people must pay their “fair share” of tax to fund and improve public services and tax avoidance is not a “victimless issue,” Fianna Fáil fin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace last week. Macron has championed reform of the EU Posted Worker Directive as part of his plans to change French labour laws. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu/AP

The political battle over social and market priorities in the European Union took a significant turn last week when social affairs ministers agreed a (...)

Cycling on the beach at Jurmala, Latvia – not as easy as it looks

There are, broadly speaking, two types of cycling holidays. There’s those cyclists you see on, say, the Beara Peninsula, slogging uphill with packed p(...)

Manchester United manager José Mourinho and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

José Mourinho believes Manchester United will thrive in the “huge animosity” of Anfield on Saturday because his players will relish the atmosphere. U(...)

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