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Heavily armed riot police deployed in potential election flashpoints in Zimbabwe today on the eve of a showdown between president Robert Mugabe and p(...)

 Labour deputy  Aodhan O Riordain who told the MacGill Summer School that the Republic envisioned by the signatories was based on equality, equal franchise, respect for minorities, religious and civil liberty.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Backbench TDs have told the MacGill summer school of the need for thorough reform of both national and local government and a redrawing of Dáil practi(...)

Developer Seán Dunne: he was clearly aware of the proceedings and had done everything to thwart them, counsel for Ulster Bank said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Developer Seán Dunne has been declared bankrupt by the High Court over his failure to discharge a judgment of some €163 million obtained against him o(...)

John Tully, chief executive of 2013 WPFG. The World Police & Fire Games is a biennial event for serving and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers. It is the third-largest international multisport event in the world. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Northern Ireland is warming up to hosting its largest sporting event on record, and organisers hope it will deliver a £15.5 million (€18 million) boos(...)

Many couples share a bed without being intimate. Photograph: Getty Images

Q I’m in my late 40s, deep into menopause and suffering terribly from vaginal dryness and discomfort. Sexual intercourse has been well-nigh impossi(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace (R) arrive to address the final campaign rally of his ZANU-PF party in Harare. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters.

Zimbabwe’s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai vowed to pack entrenched president Robert Mugabe off into retirement at a thunderous final campaign rally (...)

Irish TDs are paid a bit more than their UK equivalents, at least in terms of base salary, according to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

How much should our public representatives be paid? This simple question always stirs up emotion and controversy wherever it is asked. In an age of au(...)

Caroline Criado Perez, co-founder of the Women’s Room, who faced a barrage of hostile tweets after she successfully campaigned for a woman’s picture to be put on a new bank note. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

Twitter plans to include a button for reporting abuse within every tweet, the site said today amid a growing furore over online threats to rape and ki(...)

Welby v Wonga

In Britain, payday lenders are loan companies that charge excessive rates of interest to short-term borrowers for credit they could not otherwise easi(...)

John Dillon: "Companies are much more interested in looking at Ireland than they probably were 10 years ago. I think this is the beginning of a landslide."

Ireland has the potential to develop its tech community in a similar manner to San Francisco. That’s the opinion of Engine Yard chief executive John D(...)

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