An idle Aer Lingus jet at Shannon Airport. Photograph:  Brendan Gleeson

On Monday Tánaiste Leo Varadkar reminded the launch of Fine Gael’s Dublin Bay South byelection campaign that it was “against the law” to leave the Sta(...)

Dr TK Whitaker: A conversation between him and Albert Borschette, the Luxembourg permanent representative to the EEC, is revealed in the latest volume of Irish foreign policy papers from October 1961 to April 1965.   Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Ireland would join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) if that was the price to pay to join the European Economic Community, top Irish offic(...)

Back doors create an exploitable access point to data on the devices and networks most organisations and individuals use. And they increase opportunities for spying and hacking.

Loony notions about encryption are back on the discussion table in the EU (and Ireland). This does not bode well for any of us.  Encryption is t(...)

With clocks set to be turned back by an hour from 2am on Sunday - providing more daylight in the morning, but less in the evening - it is unclear what benefits any move to abolish the time change  would have. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Sleep experts have questioned the benefits of not putting the clocks back this month, following calls for the Government to halt the annual change of (...)

Aviation bodies backed by Ryanair, Aer Lingus and  DAA said the deal was ‘a failure’ as it fell short of recommending that testing replace quarantines while allowing member states to refuse travellers entry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Airlines branded EU efforts to end conflicting Covid-19 travel restrictions a failure that threatened millions of jobs in the bloc. The Council of Mi(...)

 Dublin Aerospace chief executive Conor McCarthy at the company’s  maintenance facility in Dublin Airport. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Just days after announcing that it was hiring 29 apprentices, aircraft maintenance specialist Dublin Aerospace confirmed that it was opening its first(...)

Irish visitors to the four countries face considerable restrictions when they arrive. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz / AFP

There are just four countries on the new travel green list issued this week and none of them are popular destinations for Irish travellers. Only Cyp(...)

Groups representing Irish and EU aviation and tourism – including Ryanair and Aer Lingus – have called for the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to introduce an EU-wide testing protocol to avoid quarantines and reopen borders. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz / AFP

Travel to and from Ireland remains shrouded in a fog of unprecedented uncertainty. With the list of countries Irish people can visit without restricti(...)

The precise details of the EU traffic-light system will be agreed  at an EU Council of Ministers meeting on October 15th. Photograph: Getty Images

Can I go on a holidays outside of Ireland now? Well, we’d not be stuffing our suitcase full of shorts and T-shirts and buying the sun cream just yet (...)

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland plans to write to every member of the new Dáil and Seanad to highlight the risk of anti-Semitism. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The  Irish Times

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland plans to write to every member of the new Dáil and Seanad to highlight the risk of anti-Semitism in publi(...)

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