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‘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(...)

Airbnb lobbied Dublin City Council on new rules around short-term lettings, which came into effect last year. Photograph: John Mac Dougall/AFP/Getty Images

Amazon, Facebook, Airbnb and Stripe were among the technology companies to file returns to the lobbying register ahead of the latest deadline. The fl(...)

Ryan Tubridy got more political than he meant to last week. Photograph: RTÉ

As he surveys the papers at the start of his show, Ryan Tubridy has some good news for those already suffering from election fatigue. “Obviously it’s (...)

European Commission’s Valdis Dombrovskis: EU must put “our money where our mouth is” in terms of climate targets for 2050. Photograph: Patrick Seeger

The EU will mobilise investment of €1 trillion over 10 years in its European Green Deal to transform its economy to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, th(...)

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher with taoiseach Charles Haughey on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, in May 1980. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

It was not a high-profile year in Anglo-Irish relations. Everything seemed becalmed in 1989. Yet Charles Haughey was constantly being asked questions (...)

 Daphne Caruana Galizia: murdered in a car bombing in Malta in October 2017. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The European Parliament has called on Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, to quit immediately over his handling of the investigation into the murde(...)

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