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The countess of Devon back in the day.

A few thoughts on the Border, which I believe could be changing soon thanks to lead in the British water system, opportunist bollocks, or both. As mu(...)

In a photo rated as one of AFP’s pictures of the year 2017,  police guard  a security cordon as a huge fire engulfs the Grenfell Tower early on June 14th in west London. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s official equality watchdog is to launch its own review of the Grenfell Tower fire amid misgivings about the scope of a forthcoming public i(...)

Simon Coveney was asked if the ‘kerfuffle’ over the phase one deal was worth it

The Sky News presenter who asked Tánaiste Simon Coveney if the “kerfuffle” made by the Government over last week’s Brexit talks was “worth it” has res(...)

Last month a judge found Eir had legitimate grounds in bringing its case against the State and granted a stay on the Comreg process provided Eir pursues its case swiftly.

Telecoms regulator Comreg is seeking to impose a record fine of nearly €10 million on Eir over its alleged failure to comply with obligations to allow(...)

British prime minister Theresa May arrives for a carol concert at a church in her Maidenhead constituency  on Friday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Downing Street staff Christmas party was in full swing all around her on Thursday night as Theresa May negotiated with Brussels, Dublin and Belfas(...)

Éanna O’Connor: posed constant problems for Rathnew while his  marksmanship from placed balls was impeccable. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

AIB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Leinster SFC final Moorefield (Kildare) v St Loman’s (Westmeath), O’Moore Park, 2.0 [Live TG4] For the first time in eight y(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds a press  conference in Dublin on Friday morning after the European Commission announced that “sufficient progress” has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Relief was already a welcome guest at the table as the Cabinet sat down for its Christmas dinner in the National Gallery, next door to Leinster House,(...)

 Prince Harry and actor Meghan Markle are due to marry in Spring 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

What’s Hot Where We Live: A two-week programme of theatre, talks, and films in Dublin in March by thisispopbaby, booking now Meghan Markle:&nbs(...)

Protesters at a Repeal the Eighth Amendment Rally in   Dublin this year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

It is clear, and has been for some time, that a large majority of voters favour repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The amendment, enacted in 1983 and whi(...)

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage. He is probably right when he tweeted that Britain was now moving on “the next phase of humiliation”. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The Irish Border was such a hard problem to get agreement on because it goes to the very heart of the big Brexit contradiction. This is that the UK ca(...)

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