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THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

A screengrab from a Youtube video purporting to show a woman drinking a live goldfish as part of a  Neknomination challenge.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has warned that eating live goldfish is a criminal offence. It issued the warning after a v(...)

A medical tent and ambulances outside the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Fourteen young people are still receiving treatment for alcohol and drugs use following what the emergency services call “a major incident” at Belfast(...)

 Micheál Martin:  “Over the past three years there has been a growing and increasingly dangerous complacency about the situation in Northern Ireland”. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

There is more to the North- South “jigsaw” than resolving past differences and developing economic co-operation, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.The pea(...)

A Northern Ireland judge who was filmed engaging in the so-called fad of neknomination by downing a shot of alcohol at a family event has apologised for her “foolish behaviour”.

A Northern Ireland judge who was filmed engaging in the so-called fad of neknomination by downing a shot of alcohol at a family event has apologised f(...)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, (right) has said the failure of the Haass talks process has undermined the belief that politics can fix difficult problems. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The failure of Northern politicians to endorse the Haass proposals on parades, flags and the past has undermined politics and created tensions between(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson (right) jokes with Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at a youth conference at Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has distanced himself from a senior Orangeman’s controversial warning to Protestants who learn Irish.(...)

Tracey McNally, from Carrickmore company Ecohog, winner of the Innovation in Export category, coffee entrepreneur and keynote speaker Martyn Dawes, and Jimmy Gargan from PureHeat Technologies, Cavan, winner of the Innovation in New Product Development award.

It is not exactly glamorous but Tracey McNally’s passion for waste – or more precisely finding solutions for waste problems – could make this Tyrone e(...)

Peter Robinson with Martin McGuinness. But would he have sat down with him of his own volition? Photograph: Arthur Allison

In mid-December a neighbour offered this opinion on the Haass talks: “You know there is absolutely no chance of that shower doing a deal.”And then he (...)

Dr Richard Haass is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Award for 2013 for playing a “very prominent and significant role in assisting the peace process in Northern Ireland”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

A US diplomat who attempted to mediate between Northern Irish political groups on contentious issues such as parades, flags and the past is to be hono(...)

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