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Swissport check-in staff and baggage handlers at airports across UK have announced a two-day strike. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Christmas flights into and out of UK airports are facing severe disruption following the announcement of a two-day strike by check-in staff and baggag(...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy who has died at the age of 72: his friend and colleague David Shanks described him as “perhaps the nicest man I’ve ever met”

The death has occurred of former Irish Times journalist, novelist and playwright Declan Burke-Kennedy, who was also a co-founder of Dublin’s influenti(...)

Tributes left outside a house in Spalding, Lincolnshire, where the bodies of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie (13) were found murdered. File photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Two 15-year-olds have been given life sentences, both with minimum terms of 20 years, at Nottingham Crown Court for the murders of a mother and daught(...)

Drugs estimated to be worth more than €4 million have been seized by the Revenue Commissioners. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Drugs estimated to be worth more than €4 million have been seized by the Revenue Commissioners. The seizure occurred on Sunday following routine pro(...)

‘Irish nationality is something that I’ve considered and discussed for a long time, and something that I’d take very seriously.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I grew up in Nottinghamshire. You’ll probably know us for Robin Hood, but I prefer to tell people that it’s the birthplace of ibuprofen. See which one(...)

Shannon pipeline: Parteen Weir. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tall as a house and with a smile almost as broad as his shoulders, Liam Minehan is a Tipperary farmer well aware he lives in paradise. “Just walk to t(...)

A report by Health Information and Quality Authority has identified serious risks in the Midlands child protection and welfare services, which covers counties Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford.

High priority child protection cases in the Midlands, that were not allocated to social workers, were known about “for years” by services, according t(...)

UK polling stations close at 10 pm on Thursday June 23rd as Britain decides whether to stay or remain in the European Union.   Photograph: EPA

The UK is poised to decide on its future in the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd. Voting will take place all day, with polling stations c(...)

Jack O’Connell on the set of Money Monster with director Jodie Foster: “When I am working with classically trained actors I am always listening to them. Maybe not asking them questions. But paying attention.”

“If I am playing somebody from another period of history or another country I always try to take that on board,” Jack O’Connell tells me. “That used t(...)

For many Irish people abroad, a familiar face or accent can be a major comfort. When I hear an Irish accent here in England, there’s a certain comfor(...)

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