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Former Scottish first minister  Alex Salmond: “I refute these allegations of criminality and I will defend myself to the utmost in court,” he said.  Photograph:   Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Alex Salmond, former first minister of Scotland and one of the most important figures in modern Scottish politics, appeared in court on Thursday to fa(...)

Wave energy could  compliment other renewable energy forms  and provide greater energy self sufficiency, security and reliability

The jagged, splintered Irish western coastline is the geological result of the unrelenting pounding it has taken from powerful waves over millions of (...)

Screen grab from an official Conservative Party Twitter account. The party has faced criticism after one of its official Twitter accounts was rebranded as a fact checking service during the ITV leaders’ debate. Photograph: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

The Conservative party has been accused of misleading the public after rebranding one of its Twitter accounts. For the duration of the televised deb(...)

A range of therapies are available at the beauty clinics, including Botox, dermal fillers, lip fillers and laser hair removal. Photograph: Getty

Pretax profits at the parent company of the Thérapie network of beauty clinics last year plummeted 95 per cent to €73,051 due to expansion costs. New(...)

Bishop-elect Rev Andrew Forster (left) interviews bishop-elect Archdeacon David McClay (right) and Canon David Brown at Willowfield Church, Belfast.

LP Hartley wrote in his 1953 novel The Go-Between that “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. Increasingly Northern Irela(...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

The Chosen is the most expensive bottle of Irish whiskey ever sold. Just 100 bottles have been made.

Would you buy a bottle of Irish whiskey worth €6,500? When whiskey bonder Louise McGuane located a single cask of single malt from 1991, she realised (...)

The laying of interconnector cable. There are already two interconnectors to the island of Ireland. One runs  from north Antrim to the coast of Scotland  and the other  from the east coast of Ireland to north Wales

The public consultation process has just begun for a €950 million project to develop a new electricity interconnector linking Ireland to France. The 5(...)

Tenants facing mass eviction following sale of the houses at 32 and 34 Elgin Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin, in June. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Landlords could lose the automatic right to evict tenants when selling their property if the recommendations of an Oireachtas report to be published o(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson has urged voters to return a majority Conservative government as the only alternative to a “nightmare on Downing Street” in the shape of(...)

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