President Michael D Higgins presents Myles Joyce’s great-granddaughters Carolyn (left) and Alice Conaboy, with parchment copies of the formal Presidential pardon granted earlier this year to Myles Joyce. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Two great-grandchildren of Maolra Seoighe, who was pardoned by President Michael D Higgins earlier this year for crimes he did not commit, have called(...)

Sean Lemass pictured with Eamon de Valera  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former taoiseach Seán Lemass would have aligned with the present Irish Government in relation to Brexit but he could not be considered as a social pro(...)

An adverse Brexit scenario that slowed growth sharply could push up Britain’s budget deficit towards 2.5 per cent of GDP

Ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday it saw a growing risk of a bitter and economically damaging Brexit that could lead to a further downgrade of Bri(...)

Salih Khater, believed to be the suspect in the Westminster crash. Photograph: Facebook

Police are continuing to question a man over a suspected terrorist attack in Westminster, London, after the investigation went nationwide with raids o(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern:  “It’s feeding badly into the political system in the South, the political system in the North, and it’s poisoning the system in the North. There’s no winners in this, everyone is a loser.” File photograph: RollingNews.ie

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described as “depressing and disappointing” the ongoing impasse in Northern Irish politics which has prevented progr(...)

Family, relatives and victims gather at an interdenominational service at the Memorial Gardens in Omagh to remember the Omagh bombing 20 years on. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The father of one of the Omagh bombing victims has marked the 20th anniversary of the explosion by urging Northern Ireland’s political leaders to reac(...)

Theresa May was said to be hurt and concerned her credentials as a guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement were not being taken seriously. Photograph:  Sebastien Courdji/Pool via Reuters

The British government asked Ireland to ease off on its emphasis on peace in Northern Ireland as one of the main issues at stakes in the Brexit talks.(...)

Army officers remove the bench last March where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Russian officials reacted with outrage and markets slumped on Thursday morning following the announcement of tough new US sanctions over Russia’s alle(...)

Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Ronan Murphy,  Lucinda Creighton and economist Jim Power at an RDS  discussion about the challenges that Brexit poses to the Irish sport horse industry. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Officials in Brussels increasingly believe that the UK will crash out of the European Union without a deal next year – a worst-case scenario for many (...)

Former Northern Ireland first minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Unionists who maintain that a vote on a united Ireland should not be discussed are talking “claptrap” as the “battle for the union is on”, former Nort(...)

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