Nessa Childers with Labour leader Eamon Gilmore at the Ireland East count in Punchestown, Co Kildare, in June 2009.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a Sunday in early June 2009, I was chatting off-air to a leading Labour Party figure in RTÉ during European election result programmes. I wo(...)

DESPITE atrocious weather last Friday week, the annual media fly-fishing outing to Annamoe in Co Wicklow went ahead as planned. Now in its nint(...)

Students saying no  to austerity measures in front of the Cypriot parliament building in Nicosia earlier this week.   Photograph: Milos Bicanski

‘I believe we are at this moment sleeping on a volcano.” Alexis de Tocqueville’s speech to the French national assembly on January 29th, 1848, (...)

There is a famous, if infamously foulmouthed, rant in Irvine Welsh ’s Trainspotting. Renton bemoans the fact that Scotland “can’t even pick a d(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore and Catherine Ashton, Vice-President of the European Commission, attend a press conference at the conclusion of the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers  at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Justin MacInnes / MacInnes Photography/Department of the Taoiseach

The European Union was left divided today over how to increase its help to the Syria n opposition after talks between foreign ministers failed(...)

No Repro Fee11/03/2013Meeting of Chairpersons of Agriculture and Fisheries Committees of EU Member States and the European ParliamentThe future of the Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies and support strategies for young farmersEU Agriculture Committee Chairs considering CAP, CFP and supports for young farmersPicture shows from left Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD ; and European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos; and Andrew Doyle TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at a meeting of the Chairs of the Agriculture and Fisheries Committees from the parliaments of EU Member States in Dublin Castle to engage with EU Commissioners and Minister Simon Coveney on the future of the Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policies under the chairmanship of Andrew Doyle TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.Pic:Maxwells -no fee

Let’s face it. You are never going to see farm organisations jumping up and down with delight, so when they cautiously welcome something you kn(...)

Dardis Clarke and Elisa Marie Robinson at the opening of the Absolut Classics exhibition in the Rubicon Gallery, St Stephens Green, Dublin in 2001

Dardis Clarke, who has died aged 73, was a former chairman of Poetry Ireland, life member of the National Union of Journalists and champion of (...)

The committee’s move sets the stage for a vote on fund managers’ bonuses by the European Parliament. Moshe Milner/GPO via Getty Images

Fund managers are facing a push by European Parliament to limit their bonuses, hours after Britain failed to water down planned EU banking pay (...)

Kieron Brennan, chief executive of the Irish League of Credit Unions has written to Ireland ’s 12 memb(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos.

The Government’s aim of securing a deal on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) before Ireland hands over the Europe(...)

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