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Jim O’Callaghan of Fianna Fáil who believes that those supportive of unification should push for a large majority in any Border poll. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Politicians from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have said they support the principle of a simple majority determining the result of any vote on (...)

Fianna Fáil has ‘no great name recognition – nobody stands out who everyone knows on a first-name basis’ – such as Leo or Mary Lou. Photograph: Niall Carson/Pool/AFP via Getty

The new battleground in Irish politics is online, where the fight for dominance is decided by technical IT skills, money and an ability to connect wit(...)

The passport backlog  includes some 44,000 domestic applications and 45,000 applications from outside the State, a significant number of which are Brexit-related. File photograph: iStock/Getty

Government TDs have welcomed a move by the Cabinet to categorise passport production as an essential service amid a lengthy backlog of applications. (...)

Henry “Box” Brown: born into slavery in Virginia, he hit on the ingenious idea of getting himself posted as dry goods to a state where slavery had been abolished years earlier

What is the most exciting thing you’ve done in the past year? For me, it was when I had a good reason to venture outside my permitted 5km range. As I (...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: he insists he has not broken the law, and defended his actions by saying he  circulated the contract to encourage NAGP members to agree to it.  Photograph: Alan Betson

“What I’m saying is it’s not going to arise,” said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the prospect of charges being brought against him on the back of the Garda(...)

These women appear to have been subject to an Upstairs, Downstairs regime in Leinster House, left without basic facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House is a big old building, and big old buildings are a devil to keep clean. The cleaners – almost all women – are on the go from the crack(...)

 Dan Moore  (1939-2021)

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Arthur Griffith: the many lighter pieces he wrote reveal a witty man with a keen sense of humour. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

December this year marks the centenary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the foundation document of Ireland’s independence. The person who led(...)

Craig Casey: “I remember when we won the AIL in 2009, my father was the coach, and going on to the pitch with them all and just seeing the three days of celebrations they had afterwards.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Craig Casey readily admits he set a goal during the first lockdown last year to win his first cap this season. He hasn’t got there yet but being named(...)

Eileen Nangle turned 100 on January 18th. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Reaching the age of 100 is an achievement in itself. Doing so having survived Covid-19 is an occasion for double celebration. Eileen Nangle turned (...)

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