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Tom Clarke of West Pharma: ‘Ireland is the largest per capita employer of medtech professionals in Europe, with 40,000 people working in the industry here’

Ireland has established itself as a global location of choice for the medtech sector, but retaining that position will require action in a number of a(...)

The DUP has questioned whether President Michael D Higgins is ‘snubbing’ events marking Northern Ireland’s centenary. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The DUP has questioned whether President Michael D Higgins is “snubbing” events marking Northern Ireland’s centenary after it emerged he declined an i(...)

‘The medicines sea border  legally requires a complete political impossibility.’ File photograph: PA Wire

The medicines sea border – which requires separate labelling and testing in Northern Ireland of medicines coming from Britain – is a fascinating subje(...)

Any move to reintroduce social distancing restrictions will face fierce opposition on the Conservative backbenches and British prime minister Boris Johnson has made clear that he will avoid them for as long as possible. Photograph: Roger Harris/ UK Parliament/ AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s plan to keep coronavirus under control in Britain during the winter rests on a rollout of booster vaccine shots to the over-50s starti(...)

Abderrahman Yahiaoui  fled to Ireland in 2000. Photograph: Alan Betson

An Algerian man convicted of terrorism-related offences in France was living an “unremarkable” life in Dublin for more than two decades before his arr(...)

Briege Voyle, whose mother Joan Connolly was one of ten civilians killed by soldiers in west Belfast in 1971 with her sisters Joan, Philomena and Irene, voice their distress after learning tissue samples from their mother were retained without their knowledge or consent. Photograph: PA

Relatives of those killed in the Troubles are to challenge the UK government’s new legacy proposals in an address to the United Nations on Thursday. (...)

The UK must still comply with GDPR to handle EU data

British ministers have taken to Twitter and television to tout a new UK consultation document on “proposed changes to the UK’s data landscape” which w(...)

 Michael Gove: moves from the cabinet office to the housing and communities ministry with responsibility for local government. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle was more comprehensive than many at Westminster expected and more brutal in its treatment of ministers who have been(...)

A peace wall on Divis Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland Minister of Finance Conor  Murphy said the intent was to use the programme money to place a particular focus on supporting groups working on both sides of remaining peace walls in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Peace and reconciliation funding worth almost £1 billion is being put at risk by the DUP boycott of North-South political structures, Sinn Féin has cl(...)

Dominic Raab: was demoted to justice secretary but given the title of deputy prime minister. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has removed Dominic Raab as foreign secretary and sacked three cabinet ministers in a major reshuffle of his ministerial team. Mr Raab,(...)

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