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President Michael D Higgins hosting the second seminar in the Machnamh 100 series at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Irish people were “willing agents” and often “enthusiastic accomplices to the excesses of colonialism”, President Michael D Higgins has suggested. Th(...)

Wayne Hurst of Hurst Heating and Plumbing Supplies in Castlebar, with some of the wood-burning stoves which have been selling well following the bituminous coal ban. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Six months after the burning of smoky coal was banned by the State in Castlebar, the Mayo town is showing slight, but encouraging signs of an improvem(...)

Women form a human chain to express support for the wife of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and political prisoners, in Moscow. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP via Getty

Supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to hold candlelit gatherings in residential courtyards across Russia on Sunday despite warnings that (...)

 The boy was airlifted from the Ballyroan GAA club grounds to Temple Street Hospital in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A 10-year-old boy has died following a crash involving a quad bike in Co Laois. The crash happened in the Dooary area of Ballyroan at 11am on Wednesd(...)

Renaldas Gruska, of Kernaves, Alytus, Lithuania, pleaded guilty to evasion of a duty of excise on 422,860 cigarettes at New Customs House, Dublin Port, on November 5th, 2020. File photograph: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images

A man who smuggled more than 400,000 cigarettes into the country has been jailed for three years. Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Renaldas G(...)

Garda forensic investigators arrive at the scene at Drumbrandt, Cloverhill, Co Cavan where the bodies of a man and a woman were found. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Gardaí believe a couple found dead in their home in Co Cavan may have died due to accidental poisoning. The two bodies were discovered in the house i(...)

  European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. There is no doubt that the past 12 months have been replete with strategic mistakes and gaffes, and the EU would be foolish not to take account of that. Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The braying of the Tory press in Britain has become deafening; the malicious chortling of the Brexit-supporting newspapers and politician growing to a(...)

 The use of the Air Corps to transport prisoners is rare but not unheard of. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish Air Corps was used to transfer five people to and from Lithuania this week following extradition and deportation orders. Four of the men ha(...)

Liam Campbell (58), Upper Faughart, Dundalk, Co Louth, is currently awaiting the outcome of a Court of Appeal decision against a High Court order last June for his extradition. Photograph:  Courtpix

A man found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing has claimed failures relating to an EU legal framework have breached his rights as he awaits the outc(...)

Adrian Copeland said the fire at the shop on Pembroke Street in 2018 caused smoke damage to €390,000 worth of stock. Image: Google Streetview

A man who accidentally set fire to a stockroom in a Louis Copeland store, causing nearly €400,000 in damage, has been jailed for 2½ years. Vaidas Pil(...)

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