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Alliance party leader and candidate Naomi Long (centre), at the European Parliamentary elections count at the Meadowbank Sports Arena in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The success of Alliance was the headline of the local elections in early May in Northern Ireland and it was the headline of the European Parliament el(...)

Almost 100,000 applications for Irish passports were received from British citizens last year, as people dug up neglected Irish roots in the hope of retaining EU citizenship. Photograph: iStock

I have always known that my father, Paul, was adopted and possibly of Irish descent. I just wasn’t that interested. Neither of us were. When I was gro(...)

Tusla, the State’s child and family agency, strongly advises parents not to take children out of school for holidays during the school year. Photograph: iStock

It’s almost summer and the cost of taking a holiday is set to soar. For many parents, there’s a dilemma: do you skip school early to take advantage of(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House during her visit to Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it “absolutely beggars belief” the Conservative party would even consider electing Boris Johnson as B(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage after being elected as an MEP in Southampton on Monday. Photograph:  Hannah McKay/Reuters

The European Parliament elections have exposed Britain as more divided than ever about leaving the European Union, putting pressure on both main parti(...)

From left to right: Sinn Féin’s Martina Anderson, Alliance leader Naomi Long and Diane Dodds from the DUP at the count centre in Derry on Monday. Photograph: Freya McClements

Alliance leader Naomi Long, the DUP’s Diane Dodds and Martina Anderson of Sinn Féin have been elected as Northern Ireland’s MEPs. The DUP candidate D(...)

Portlaoise Prison

A man has been arrested in Northern Ireland under the Terrorism Act for allegedly being involved in an illegal lottery to benefit dissident republican(...)

Eamon Ryan at the local and European election count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Collins

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said he anticipates a “rainbow coalition with a range of different parties” in local government. Speaking as local(...)

Janssen, Aware and See Change will present a garden at Bloom in the Park that has been created in collaboration with people living with or affected by mental illness. It is called Grounded.

1) Dr Paul O’Dwyer, group clinical adviser at Dental Care Ireland, will discuss diabetes and oral health at a public meeting hosted by Diabetes I(...)

File image of Seamus McGrane

A Real IRA leader who plotted to carry out an explosion during the State visit of Prince Charles in 2015 has died in prison. Seamus McGrane (64) died(...)

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