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 Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill:  Sinn Féin’s deputy leader  is expected to be confirmed as the sole nominee for the position of Sinn Féin leader today. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Dublin Central TD Mary Lou McDonald is expected to be confirmed as the sole nominee for the position of Sinn Féin leader on Saturday. Nominations for(...)

Aecom said that work started on 4,055 new homes in the first eight months of 2017, a 25 per cent increase “from a very low base2 during the same period in 2016. Photograph: iStock

The Republic’s building industry will generate close to €20 billion in economic activity this year, according to engineers Aecom. The global infrastr(...)

Liam Neeson has a tendency to say things that land him in hot water.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

In the course of my Imminently Redundant Liam Neeson Interview, I touch upon his habit of saying stuff that lands him in the hot water. He comes acros(...)

Cillian Cribbins tumbles down the slopes at the Hill of Tara during recent snow fall. Photograph: The Irish Times

A status yellow weather warning for snow and ice will remain in place across the country until Friday afternoon. Met Éireann updated its forecast at (...)

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First-time buyers with low incomes and high living costs are struggling to move into home ownership in Northern Ireland, a leading housing association(...)

Rajan Basra,  a researcher in terror financing

Smuggling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will again become a serious problem if Border controls are imposed after the United Kin(...)

The map titled ‘2018 revised proposals’ was briefly accessible on a section of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland website earlier this week.

A plan to redraw electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland has been significantly altered, with Belfast now set to retain its four seats, according to (...)

In a speech in Strasbourg, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said the EU was “the outcome of one of the greatest acts of political creativity in all of human history”. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to defend Ireland’s controversial corporation tax system, saying EU member states should be retain the ability to se(...)

Dara McAnulty with his mother Róisín and sister Bláthnaid. “Nature is like the heart of the house,” says Róisín. “It’s how we live our lives.” Photograph: Freya McClements

As we drive through the snow-covered mountains of Co Fermanagh, a large bird of prey swoops in front of us. The car stops, and 13-year-old Dara McAn(...)

Grants: you can apply through the Susi website (susi.ie). There is an “eligibility reckoner” on the home page to give you an idea of whether you might be eligible for a grant.  Photograph: iStock

Given the soaring cost of accommodation for students, a financial grant from the State’s grants agency can be a crucial factor in a student’s decision(...)

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