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There followed one of those surreal slow-motion scenes of emergency: a fire engine and ambulance outside our rental house. Photograph: Getty Images

One balmy summer evening a few years ago, my husband convinced me to take a break from my usual “Escape to the Chateau plus a stiff Baileys” Saturday (...)

File photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP

Fears are growing for some flights to Britain from several Irish airports following reports that regional carrier Flybe is on the brink of collapse. (...)

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: “The Conservatives are the only option for Brexit supporters and democrats alike.”  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Three Brexit Party MEPs have quit the party to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and the Conservatives instead. Annunziata Rees-Mogg – sister of Commo(...)

US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Boris Johnson meeting in New York in September 2019. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

It’s nine days to Election Day. Donald Trump landed at Stansted airport last night for a two-day visit that has Conservative strategists in a tall st(...)

 Boris Johnson sits in an electric taxi during his Conservative party general election campaign visit to the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) in Coventry. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Pool via Reuters

The London Electrical Vehicle Company in Coventry, which makes electric-powered black taxis, should have been an ideal venue for Boris Johnson’s first(...)

The Central Hotel was purchased in a joint venture between Deutsche Finance International and BCP Capital for a figure close to €40 million

Transaction activity in the Republic’s hotel market totalled €221 million across 12 hotels in the nine months to the end of September this year, nearl(...)

If the UK manages to agree a deal, prices in London and Northern Ireland are still predicted to fall this year, by 4.7 per cent and 1.2 per cent, while most other regions will be largely unchanged. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

House prices in the UK could fall by as much as 20 per cent in the event of a no-deal Brexit with London and Northern Ireland worst hit, KPMG has warn(...)

Danny Walsh of Moyne Rangers AFC, Adam Southall and Ryan Phillips of Shamrock Rovers AFC and (back, from right)  Irish Water’s general manager Michael O’Leary, Cathaoirleach of the Enniscorthy Municipal district, Kathleen Codd-Nolan and Minister of State Paul Kehoe at the  opening of new wastewater treatment plant enhances  in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Irish Water has strongly defended its plan to extract water from the Shannon to serve much of the east coast, including Dublin. It has also rejected s(...)

The latest cost estimate for a pipeline to carry water from the Shannon to Dublin is between €1.2 billion and €1.3 billion. Photograph: Alan Betson 15/07/2016 15/07/2016 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg pic for news feature on the plans by Irish Water to build a 170 km long pipe with a diameter of 2.3 Meters from Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin to carry water.Lorna Siggins Piece search word Fight the Pipe Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish Water’s justification for its proposal to pipe vast quantities of water from the river Shannon to the Dublin region to solve its acute supply pr(...)

 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg: Irish Water plans to build a 170km pipe to carry supplies  to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The drought of last year may already be a distant memory, and summer 2019 may, until now, have been noted more for rainfall than sunshine, but Ireland(...)

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