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Taoiseach Micheál Martin presides as president during a meeting of the UN Security Council, on September 23rd, 2021, in New York. Photograph: John Minchillo/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is concerned that the disruption being caused by Brexit in Britain will have an impact on Ireland. Speaking on (...)

Russian Anatoly Karpov, winner of 1978 epic world championship match that dragged on for four months. Photograph: Denis Balibouse Reuters

When I was a teenager, back during the Cold War, I underwent some basic training in how to deal with the nuclear apocalypse we were expecting then any(...)

Brexit minister David Frost demanded an urgent response to changes requested by Britain. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

The European Commission is preparing a range of potential responses, including legal action, if Britain decides to use the article 16 clause to suspen(...)

Revolut started off as a money-transfer service and has ambitions to become a “super app” for banking and trading products. Photograph: iStock

Revolut’s hard-charging boss Nikolay Storonsky has his eyes on the booming “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) industry as he plans to compete with Swedish st(...)

Stephen Kenny: ‘I don’t think you can underestimate the importance of the Azerbaijan game. If we do end up finishing bottom of the group it is a tough sell for Stephen,’ said Virgin media analyst and former international Damien Delaney.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Patience as a virtue is being tested to the limit during Stephen Kenny’s first 16 games as Republic of Ireland manager. “With Stephen Kenny I just s(...)

The celebrities get ready for an early bath in Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week – The Professionals. Photograph: RTÉ

A few weeks ago, when writing about Channel 4’s Celebrity SAS, I suggested that United Kingdom’s new foreign policy under Boris Johnson was to fire th(...)

All aboard - though don’t be late. Photograph: Michael Brown

A sure sign of middle age, according to BBC presenter Jeremy Vine, is that you start turning up early at railway stations. As quoted in the Londo(...)

Contact tracing is being stopped for asymptomatic cases only. Photograph: iStock

I’m confused. Why are they stopping Covid-19 contact tracing in primary schools when case numbers are going up? You’re not the only one. The move, w(...)

Freddie Scappaticci denies that he was the agent codenamed Stakeknife. Photograph: PA/BBC

More than 30 lawsuits against a west Belfast man accused of being Britain’s former top spy inside the IRA will not be put on hold until a major crimin(...)

Belfast is booming with a big rise in tech-related jobs. Photograph: iStock

The tech scene in the North is flourishing, with the sector now accounting for more than one in seven jobs, according to new figures. The data also sh(...)

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