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Minister for Transport Shane Ross collecting his electric car in Dún Laoghaire. The Government’s recent climate action plan set a madcap target of 840,000 passenger electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s remarkable how the Government has taken the positive momentum behind electric cars and managed to run over its own feet. Everybody now accepts (...)

Alicia Turner as Sarah and Maxine Peak as Nellie in a scene from Mike Leigh’s 2018 film, Peterloo. Photograph: Amazon Studios.

What was the Peterloo Massacre and how many were killed? On August 16th, 1819, up to 60,000 working class people from the towns and villages of what (...)

A scene from Mike Leigh’s 2018 film, Peterloo. Photograph: Entertainment One

Thousands of people are to take part in a huge re-enactment of the Peterloo massacre to mark the 200th anniversary of one of the defining moments in B(...)

Gavin Hydes, chief executive of Joe Duffy Motors Group:  “Every time we sell a car, I’m collecting between €10,500 and €11,000 worth of tax.”  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Finglas now proudly boasts a €10 million motoring temple to Porsche, nestled in the shadow of the M50’s Junction 5. It’s an improbable location for a(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle described the airline’s performance as “solid in a challenging market”.

Dublin Airport should get “different people to run the business” if it cannot fund its expansion from reduced passenger charges, according to Willie W(...)

Michael Gove: Simply presenting Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement to parliament again would ‘not be enough’. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK government is “operating on the assumption” that Britain will leave the EU without a deal on October 31st, Michael Gove has said. Mr Gove, who(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson gives a speech in front of a Stephenson’s Rocket at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. Photograph: Lorne Campbell/Pool via Reuters

British prime minister Boris Johnson cautioned the European Union on Saturday that the “anti-democratic” Irish backstop must be ditched if they were t(...)

Chris Grant in A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe.  Photograph: Loretta Hurson

It’s a typical summer day in Belfast; leaden skies, thick cloud, heavy drizzle. But when we meet in CS Lewis Square on the city’s revitalised east sid(...)

Paul McGrath and his son Paul.

Former Republic of Ireland footballer Paul McGrath’s son, Paul junior, has been located after being reported missing for several days. Paul McGrath h(...)

In July, August and September 2018, more than 243,000 passengers flew from Dublin to Heathrow. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Irish holidaymakers face considerable disruption next month, with strikes at British Airways and Heathrow Airport on the cards, coupled with possible (...)

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