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After three days of unprecedented deadlock and whisperings, agreement has been reached on who should take the coveted top jobs in Europe. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Good morning, It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new European leadership. Well, almost. Contain your excitement. After three days of unprecede(...)

Then minister for foreign affairs Charlie Flanagan   greets the  Chinese ambassador to Ireland, Yue Xiaoyong, at a meeting in Dublin in 2016. Mr Flanagan, now Minister for Justice, announced in June that Ireland would soon introduce a five-year multi-entry visa option for Chinese visitors. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Ireland and China celebrated their 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations last week, and trade figures suggest the bilateral relationship is one tha(...)

The Dáil chamber. “Dozens of Bills that have been approved in principle by the Dáil are blocked because the Government has refused to issue money messages.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Controversy has erupted recently over the Government delaying the Climate Emergency Bill using an obscure constitutional device known as the “money me(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: the Sinn Féin  leader will be deeply concerned by  the party’s  poor performance in both the European and local elections. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the difficulties with the news prominence given to exit polls is that, over the course of an election count weekend, the most important and end(...)

There is no arguing with the fact that the last Citizens’ Assembly, chaired by Ms Justice Mary Laffoy (above), and the Constitutional Convention that preceded it were a great success. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government’s decision to convene two new citizens’ assemblies, one to consider local government in Dublin and the other to deal with gender equali(...)

The Extinction Rebellion  protest was timed to support the Climate Emergency Measures Bill brought before the Dáil by TD Bríd Smith. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

A protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday has called on politicians to act immediately to reverse biodiversity loss and to reduce greenhouse gas emi(...)

Christy and Nancy Whelan,  Ciarán Bishop and Brigid McLoughlin at the Sentencing and Victim Equality  protest outside Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Bishop family are thankful the man, who brutally murdered their 18-year-old daughter as she walked home from a Halloween disco, is back behind bar(...)

Micheál Cunningham at the Lismaconly Cemetery grave of  his murdered daughter Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil. Photograph:  Tom Honan

The letter arrived in November. It was from the parole board wanting to know if the family of Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil had anything to submit regarding he(...)

Ian Bailey at his stall at Schull market, West Cork, on Sunday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The European Arrest Warrant which France will issue Ian Bailey following his conviction in Paris on Friday for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

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