Light, flexible and inexpensive, electric scooters can be a handy way of commuting to and from work and are proving an increasingly popular alternative mode of transport in cities worldwide.

As recently as two years ago a grown-up on a scooter was regarded by most right-thinking Irish people as something of an attention-seeking oddball but(...)

While the polls show that Leo Varadkar remains the most popular party leader and Fine Gael is holding its position as the biggest party, both have slipped from the heady heights achieved in the immediate aftermath of his accession. Photograph: Peter Morrison/AP

Fine Gael delegates attending the party’s national conference in Wexford this weekend are acutely aware that they are facing into crucial elections in(...)

The outside of the Mulberry Bush public house and surrounding buildings in Birmingham the day after the bombings in 1974. Photograph:  PA/PA Wire

A convicted bomber has named four men he claims carried out the 1974 Birmingham pub attacks after telling inquests he had been given permission to do (...)

Michelle O’Neill: ‘The DUP are at complete odds with the cross-community majority of MLAs and public here, who oppose their reckless Brexit agenda.’ Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Efforts to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly are to be put on hold until after the local government elections in early May, Sinn Féin deputy(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The Government has an open mind on whether the European Union should grant a long or short extension of article 50 to the UK at this week’s summit, ac(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The UK was on Tuesday put on notice by EU ministers and negotiators that the granting of more time for negotiations by its 27 partners would not be au(...)

Students born outside Ireland are exempt from Irish requirements for entry to National University of Ireland colleges. Photograph: iStock

My son in transition year is eligible to be exempt from Irish for the Leaving Certificate under National University of Ireland rules, given that he wa(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, with fellow MP Emma Little-Pengelly, after speaking to the media outside the Cabinet Office. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will not put her Brexit deal to a vote at Westminster this week unless the DUP and hard-line Conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘We have to show some patience and give some space to the British prime minister.’ Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that if the UK seeks a lengthy extension to the Brexit process, it should be accompan(...)

An anti-Brexit protester outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It was 20 minutes before MPs were due to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday evening, and the Conservative MP Steve Double didn’t know w(...)

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