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A  statue of Alexander the Great in Skopje, Macedonia: has 28 years of prevarication and chicanery come to an end?  Photograph Akos Stiller/The New York Times

The “Prespes agreement”, which brings into existence the newly named state of the “Republic of North Macedonia”, has been ratified by both the Skopje (...)

Eamonn a Chnoic Loop, Co Tipperary.

Something in the air seems to breathe enterprise. First to create a technology training centre in rural Ireland, the people of Upperchurch went on to (...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

One well-placed source warned:  “Get Dublin wrong and Diarmuid Martin’s formidable legacy will be set at nought. And rapidly.” Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Speculation that the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin is about to step down has intensified following a recent interview, which observers felt re(...)

The Department of Finance says  reduced VAT, which was introduced in an attempt to boost the hospitality industry, had meant a loss of €2.6billion to the Exchequer.

The chief executive of the Irish Restaurants Association, Adrian Cummins, has warned that the 50 per cent increase in VAT for the sector is going to l(...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys. In June, the Minister secured the backing of Cabinet for plans to introduce a minimum five-year expiry date on gift vouchers. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Plans to introduce legislation stopping companies from charging maintenance fees on gift cards or selling vouchers with expiry limits of less than fiv(...)

Donnacha O’Brien on Latrobe wins The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Phtograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien’s Irish Derby hero Latrobe is set to try and put a perfect seal on the young trainer’s 2018 flat campaign at Hong Kong’s international (...)

Photograph for Rosita Boland story - Ballinasloe travellers. Martin Cawley on a  site at a rural location outside Ballinasloe,Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy. 1/11/2018

Sr Cait Gannon, a retired member of the Sisters of Mercy nuns who lives in Thurles, still works with Travellers following decades of involvement with (...)

Peter Casey received his highest support nationally in Tipperary – the constituency where  he criticised a number of Traveller families for refusing to accept offered council houses. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

John Leahy, leader of the Renua party and a member of Offaly County Council, believes he lost 300 votes in his home-town of Kilcormac when he was wron(...)

Eddie Moran said he did not want to paint the entire Travelling community “with the one brush.” However, he said “they do what they like half the time ... gardaí can’t keep up with them.”

An Independent Tipperary councillor has said the Travelling community has “no respect for land or people or Garda”. County councillor Eddie Moran mad(...)

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