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ICG’s operating profit fell by 33 per cent last year, partly as a result of cancelled sailings between Ireland and France last summer due to the late receipt of the WB Yeats, and as another vessel, the Ulysses, suffered technical issues.

Thousands of Irish Ferries customers expecting compensation as a result of cancellations last summer may have to wait up to two years to see if they w(...)

The UK has said the Chagos Islands will be returned to Mauritius when the need for military facilities ends. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Kingdom must end its administration of the Chagos Islands “as rapidly as possible”, the United Nations’ highest court has said. Britain fo(...)

An Irishman who spent 17 years behind bars before his conviction was overturned has lost his fight for compensation at the UK’s highest court. Victor(...)

Democratic Republic of Congo’s outgoing president Joseph Kabila (right) sits next to his successor Felix Tshisekedi during the inauguration ceremony in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi called for national reconciliation on Thursday as he became Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding J(...)

Locked gates are seen at Stormont in Belfast.   Stormont civil servants  have been working under a cloud of uncertainty over the extent of their decision making powers in the absence of elected ministers for two years. Photograph: PA

The Supreme Court has decided that legal uncertainties around the powers of Northern Ireland civil servants amid the Stormont impasse should be dealt (...)

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Capitol Hill in Washington on  March 18th, 2015 Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent liberal who, at 85, is the oldest US supreme court justice, was hospitalised on Thursday after falling in her office (...)

Demonstrators protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US supreme court due to sexual assault claims. Photograph:   Saul Loeb

They watched in cafes and bars, in living rooms and kitchens around the country, through  iPhones, live streams and cable TV. On Thursday, millio(...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Prof Christine Blasey Ford, testify in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Two weeks of chaos clouding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process culminated Thursday in a hearing that was stunning, even in a t(...)

Julie Swetnick said she observed the future US supreme court nominee at parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched. Photograph: Twitter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having engaged in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Pr(...)

The prospect of a full public hearing into the allegations against Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has thrown Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the highest court in the land into doubt.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault agreed to testify before the Senate on Thursday, setting the stage f(...)

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