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Detail of Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix, in the Louvre Museum, Paris. Photograph: JMN/Cover/Getty Images

France’s culture minister, Aurélie Filippetti, took an emphatically negative position yesterday in the growing controversy over whether Paris should l(...)

While as individuals
 we inhabit a private universe of optimism, as citizens
 we inhabit a political universe of distrust. But when healthy scepticism shades into chronic distrust, we should be concerned

Did Ireland’s bailout in December 2010 constitute a national trauma? Well, it certainly seemed so at the time. The government was floundering. The air(...)

NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan

One of the key issues facing Ireland post bailout is whether we can achieve regular access to capital markets at sustainable interest rates to enable (...)

A Free Syrian Army soldier mans an anti-aircraft weapon on the back of a truck in old Aleppo on Thursday. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters

The Saudi-sponsored fundamentalist Islamic Front and Jabhat al-Nusra killed 15 civilians from Syria’s Alawite and Druze minorities in the central c(...)

Behold, it’s the titans. For Irish followers of the superstar DJ game, this is the big one on the seasonal calendar – unless Santa and his reindeers d(...)

Mr Justice Brian McGovern today refused bankrupt developer Sean Dunne’s request to direct the Official Assignee to provide assurances Mr Dunne would not be arrested here as an absconding bankrupt in the High Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bankrupt developer Sean Dunne is appealing the High Court’s refusal to set aside his Irish bankruptcy but today failed to get court orders preventing (...)

Ireland’s drones  were “an information-gathering asset which have no offensive capability”, said Minister for Defence Alan Shatter.

Ireland’s Defence Forces have operated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones since 2007, but Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said they are una(...)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch predicts Ireland’s GDP to grow 1.9% next year, more than twice its 0.8% projection for the euro zone.

Ireland and Germany are the only euro zone countries likely to see a “significant” pick-up in growth next year, according to Bank of America Merrill L(...)

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It’s not good enough that Patrick Stewart plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the Muppets’ version of Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. Oh no, we need to know how Ca(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters play in the snow in Khan Tuman, Aleppo today. Photograph: Reuters

The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, high(...)

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