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More than two years after it was promised, the Government is reviewing a possible extension of the western rail corridor from Athenry, Co Galway, to C(...)

Éamon de Valera on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London in 1932. Photograph: PA

Political rivals Éamon de Valera and WT Cosgrave are jointly responsible for preserving democracy in the Irish State when so many other European count(...)

Kevin Sharkey and others at Carlow County Council meeting: “Ireland should come first – that’s not to exclude anyone, that just makes common sense.”  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

But really, does it make a blind bit of difference who we install in the Áras for the next seven years? The winner just has to be presidential. It s(...)

The Independent Alliance has called for the special VAT rate for hotels to be increased from 9 per cent to 13.5 per cent. Minister for Tourism Shane (...)

Fianna Fáil has launched a new policy   aimed at improving safety for cyclists and overhauling cycling infrastructure.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Motorists who park in cycle lanes should receive penalty points and a fine, Fianna Fáil has said. The party launched a new policy on Tuesday aimed at(...)

Participants in the ‘Leadership for Life’ conference at Maynooth University: standing from left, Karina Tropman, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, DeAlbert Shepherd, New York, Ashling Dunphy, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, and Callum Maxwell, Oldcastle, Co Meath; front row from left, Liadh Hennessy, Ballineen, Co Cork, Fergal Flood, Monaghan and Rebecca Battle, Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The young people of today . . . ” is a sentence that rarely ends well. It usually signals a rant about teenagers’ obsession with technology, abuse o(...)

Some of the correspondence questioned the celebratory scenes in Dublin Castle on the day of the referendum count. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris were referred to as “godless”, “sinners”, an “instrument of the devil” and as promoting th(...)

Seatwave’s website on Monday morning, with a notice about its closure at the top of the screen. Photograph: Steatwave.ie

Conor Pope Consumer Affairs Correspondent Ticketmaster has announced that it is to shut its ticket resale operation Seatwave across Europe and will (...)

Under proposals, councils would be given targets of how many houses they should build and the work would then be contracted on to private developers. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Fianna Fáil is to insist on the inclusion of a €100 million affordable housing scheme for first-time buyers in this year’s budget. The proposal woul(...)

Leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The central trait of the Labour Party member is something that many political observers struggle to understand, and is also what gets us into trouble:(...)

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