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 The memorials for the SS Formby (right) and SS Coningbeg in Waterford. Photograph: Google Street View

The centenary of the sinking of two merchant ships by a German submarine during the first World War, which left 83 people dead, is to be commemorated (...)

The black-legged Kittiwake in classical pose, perched on a coastal cliff face.

The survival of the Kittiwake, a small cliff-nesting species of gull which breeds in colonies around the Irish coast, is globally threatened, accordin(...)

Dr Rachel McLoughlin at the research bench in TCD. Photograph: Jason Clarke

You look at how the body reacts to a very common bacterium. Can you explain why? I’m interested in a bacterium called Staphylococcus (“Staph”) aureus(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

There was widespread support from the Opposition for the Government’s stance on Brexit, as well as encouragement for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stick t(...)

A ‘disappointed’ Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a Brexit press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

So near, but so far. Negotiators in Dublin and London had agreed a form of wording on the Irish Border agreeable to both and hopes rose that the dea(...)

 Wales’ Scott Andrews after his shirt is pulled over his head. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Wales 24 South Africa 22 A second half penalty from Leigh Halfpenny allowed Wales to hold off South Africa and emerge narrow 24-22 victors in their t(...)

“This is a massive year for everyone. There is a core group of us where this is everything to us. If we don’t get into the World Series then what do you do? Go into a 9-5 job?”

Last March Leinster team manager Guy Easterby told Billy Dardis that there wouldn’t be a contract for him the following season. The province had signe(...)

Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley Jr delivers a speech during the annual DUP party conference at La Mon House on November 25th, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

DUP MP Ian Paisley has urged the Republic to take a more mature approach to Brexit. “If the Republic of Ireland is going to keep shouting at our Bord(...)

The committee will then publish a “brief” report making its recommendations to the Oireachtas on the Eighth Amendment on December 20th

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which gives effect to the State’s abortion ban, will vote in two weeks on whethe(...)

Dr Peter Thompson will tell the Oireachtas committee debating the Eighth Amendment that more than  3,000 women a year travel from the Republic of Ireland to England or Wales for a termination of pregnancy. Photograph: Coloroftime/E+/Getty.

The Oireachtas committee debating the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which gives effect to the State’s abortion ban, will be strongly advised n(...)

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