The kingdom’s claim that Jamal  Khashoggi (pictured) died in a “fistfight” was met with international scepticism and allegations of a cover-up to absolve the 33-year-old crown prince of direct responsibility. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears primed to assemble two weeks of leaks, insinuation and police evidence in an explosive speech in the Turkish parliament o(...)

Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys,  Tánaiste  Simon Coveney TD and Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee at a Brexit workshop in Co Monaghan on Friday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography.

The United Kingdom should not see the European Union’s willingness to extend the post-Brexit transition period in order to resolve the Irish Border is(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses media in Brussels on Friday. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/ AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Friday that a possible extension of Britain’s post-Brexit transition period would not diminish Ireland’s need for a “ba(...)

Theresa May arrives at the European Council in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty

On her way into the European Council building this morning, Theresa May told reporters that she was considering an extension of the post-Brexit transi(...)

Theresa May arrives for a European Union leaders summit in Brussels on Thursday.  Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European Council President Donald Tusk said that he was sure EU leaders would respond positively to any request from Britain for a longer transition p(...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A report on the National Broadband Plan (NBP), ordered by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after the resignation of Denis Naughten as miniser for communications(...)

Two-thirds of women polled in Northern Ireland wanted the abortion issue dealt with in the North and not through the House of Lords and the House of Commons. File photograph: PA

Any moves to change abortion legislation in Northern Ireland should be a matter for the people of the North and their elected representatives, a new p(...)

Many postal workers have now decided to hang on to their shares in the hope the price will recover. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

For Britain’s postmen and women, the past few weeks have served as a crash course in the vagaries of the investment world. In 2013, when Royal Mail w(...)

Mary Casey with a photograph of her father, Jack McCann,  who was killed in an IRA attack on a customs post in 1972. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Mary Casey remembers how her father Jack gave pocket money to the children to buy sweets when he came home in his lorry to Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. “Da(...)

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