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Paddy Terry: his career was one of high achievement. It was also unique in that it continued long after normal retirement age and spanned over 70 years of public service.

Paddy Terry (March 11th, 1920 – September 28th, 2020), a former senior official in the Department of Justice and parliamentary draftsman in the Attorn(...)

Fine Gael County Councillor Colm Markey

Louth County Councillor Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as Fine Gael MEP for the Midlands–North-West constituency following her nomination(...)

Maireád McGuinness: a rare example of a journalist making a successful career change into politics. File photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness, who has been appointed as European commissioner in charge of financial services and financial stability, is a rare e(...)

The incumbent mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, arrives to deliver a speech after winning the second round of the French municipal elections on Sunday. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

The Greens were the clear winners in the second round of France’s municipal elections on Sunday, but theirs is an ambiguous victory. The environmental(...)

The Kurdish-run al-Hol camp for the displaced in the al-Hasakeh governorate in northeastern Syria: Lawyers for  “jihadi wives” and their children  have lost the case to have them repatriated to the Netherlands. Photograph: Delil Souleiman

The Dutch supreme court has dashed the repatriation hopes of so-called jihadi wives and their children by ruling that the government has no obligation(...)

‘I’m there, ‘Honor, do you genuinely believe I’m capable of scraping a pass?’ ’

Sorcha sometimes has that nightmare – you may have had it yourselves – where she’s about to sit an exam and she realises she hasn’t studied for it and(...)

 A flight departure board shows cancelled fligths to Italy and Germany over  coronavirus. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

We asked readers to submit their travel concerns and questions. Below are a selection of answers, which we will continue to add to. Question: I am bo(...)

Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman, told an  AHCPS seminar on Wednesday that one of the biggest barriers facing women in the workplace and in particular leadership roles is self-confidence. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There is a “savagery” to the online abuse female politicians experience and it has turned women off politics, the European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly ha(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Jean-Francois Badias/AP

Boris Johnson’s suggestion that the UK could be prepared to accept an Australian-style relationship with the EU without a formal trade deal has “surpr(...)

Sara Canning with her partner Lyra McKee: ‘Lyra made my politics less black and white. She was unique in Northern Ireland’

Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards are the first couple to enter into a same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. To mark the occasion, those involved(...)

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