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In 2013, the UK government introduced a carbon price floor, resulting in the closure of all coal-fired generation plants in mainland Britain. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The re-establishment of the Executive is a major step forward for Northern Ireland, restoring a democratic government to tackle its myriad problems, a(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said the party is committed to introducing a welcoming New Irish policy.

Political parties must quickly act against candidates who make anti-immigrant remarks to win publicity and and votes during the general election campa(...)

Drug-related deaths involving cocaine in the North increased from 13 in 2017 to 28 in 2018,  the highest level on record. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of drug-related deaths in the North has more than doubled in the past decade, according to the latest figures from the Northern Ireland Sta(...)

Pictured at the opening of nominations for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year were Jenny Melia of Enterprise Ireland; Roger Wallace, EY Entrepreneur of the Year partner lead; Anne Heraty, chief executive of CPL Resources; and Triona Mullane, winner of the EY emerging entrepreneur of the year. Photograph: Maxwells

Nominations have opened for the 2020 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards, which are now in their 23rd year. The awards, which operate in more than 60 (...)

A grant from the State’s grants agency can be a crucial factor in a student’s decision on whether to accept a course offer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It’s easy to choose a college course – but being in a position to pay registration fees, living costs and spiralling rental accommodation is something(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds eight-month-old Ella Truell at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign at Combilift in Annahagh, Co Monaghan on Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael Ministers claimed Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted to manage the next phase of the Brexit process as they launched t(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s opening press conference of the general election campaign in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin promised to deliver solutions to the State’s health and housing problems, which he said Fine Gael had failed to addr(...)

A digger remains at the scene outside the Bank of Ireland branch on Dunleer mainstreet. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

An investigation is under way into an attempted ATM robbery in Co Louth this morning. A digger remains at the scene outside the Bank of Ireland branc(...)

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has sent  a letter to Tánaiste Simon Coveney concerning the rights of Irish/EU citizens in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher says he plans to vote against the Brexit deal in the European Parliament over fears it could erode the rights of Irish/(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaves Government Buildings to travel to Áras an Uachtaráin to seek a dissolution of the 32nd Dáil on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Declaring that now was the “best time for the country” to choose its next government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ended months of speculation on Tuesday mo(...)

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