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Caitlin Somers, right, with mentor Paul Keegan via video call  and  youth work team leader Erin Ballesty, left, at YMCA  Aungier Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Caitlin Somers sits in the YMCA on Aungier Street, Dublin 2, chatting with me on a WhatsApp group call with her mentor Paul Keegan, who is self-isolat(...)

Boris Johnson’s efforts to blame devolution for empowering the Scottish National Party, led by Nicola Sturgeon, rather than ceding governing power are unconvincing.  Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The United Kingdom faces a profound set of problems as it grapples with how Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic undermine its structures of government an(...)

Lee Cain arrives in Downing Street on Thursday morning,  after he announced that he is resigning as Boris Johnson’s director of communications. Photo graph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson was on Thursday urged to reshape his chaotic and faction-riven Downing Street operation, after his communications chief quit in a power (...)

The house where the body was found was sealed off immediately when gardaí arrived and has since been examined by members of the Garda Technical Bureau.

Gardaí investigating the discovery of a woman’s body that was found in her home in west Dublin on Tuesday morning are treating her death as “unexplain(...)

Members of a family in Liverpool watch as British prime minister Boris Johnson addresses the UK on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Kingdom faces an “unquestionably difficult” winter, Boris Johnson has warned after announcing coronavirus restrictions which could last six(...)

Minister Gavin Williamson, a key aide in Johnson’s personal rise, stays in place. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Nobody puts it quite like Boris Johnson. Last week the British PM told distraught school pupils that their exam results had been “derailed by a mutant(...)

Police and anti-mask protesters outside Downing Street in London. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters from across the UK gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to protest against coronavirus restrictions and(...)

 Firefighters from Dolphin’s Barn and Donnybrook attended a fire at a home in Crumlin where a body was found on Friday. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

A person has died following a house fire in Crumlin on Friday night. Gardaí and fire services were called to the house fire at Stannaway Avenue in C(...)

The Miami Showband (from left): Tony Geraghty, Fran O'Toole, Ray Millar, Des McAlea (Des Lee), Brain McCory and Stephen Travers. Photograph courtsey of Stephen Travers

It wasn’t until my 50th year, when I read a scholarly essay about Northern Ireland, that I realised I was “a child of the Troubles”. It was, however, (...)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech during a visit to Dudley College of Technology. Photograph: Paul Ellis/PA Wire.

Boris Johnson has promised to act fast to boost spending on infrastructure in the face of the looming recession, as he returned to his manifesto pledg(...)

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