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On March 28th 2016, 722 passport applications were received by the embassy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The rush for Irish citizenship and passports in the UK reached a record high on the day that prime minister Theresa May signed the document paving the(...)

John Bruton: he said as the initiator of Brexit the UK had the primary responsibility to make it work for both sides

Former taoiseach and EU ambassador to the US John Bruton has warned about the difficulties the British government’s reliance on the DUP for survival w(...)

Departing Taoiseach Enda Kenny photographed in Dublin on Monday. “He bounds out of office with that cheese-wire cut grin of his, ever youthful and excited about the glow of three-pension heaven that awaits him.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As Enda Kenny prepares to leave office, the State remains as corrupt as it was when he arrived in 2011 with a massive majority and mandate for reform.(...)

An Irish citizen has died in Morocco, the Department of Foreign Affairs has said. The circumstances surrounding the death are not yet clear. The D(...)

The inaugural Irish Heritage evening takes place at Nationals Park on Tuesday. Photograph: Carol M Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons

He has famously been lukewarm about his adopted city since moving to Washington DC from his native New York in January. But on April 4th, president D(...)

Women dressed as handmaids promote US streaming platform Hulu’s imminent adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale at the recent SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

The headline “Man Not Accepting Any More Television Recommendations At This Time,” is a recent work of casual genius from satirists The Onion. It “qu(...)

Abduraheem Duidi, from Crumlin, was shot in Tripoli and is  receiving treatment at University Hospital Galway

A young Irish man who had a foot amputated after being shot in Libya has expressed his sadness at the Government’s refusal to fund his medical evacuat(...)

War poet: Francis Ledwidge was killed by a German shell, along with five other men from the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photograph: Bain/Library of Congress

A national day of commemoration will be held to mark the centenary of the death of the poet Francis Ledwidge, who was killed in the first World War. (...)

 A  car stopped on the pavement  in front of the Palace of Westminster. Photograph: James West/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has expressed the sympathy of the Irish people with the families of those killed and injured in the Westminster attack. (...)

Leo Varadkar has said spending limits should be imposed on those participating in the leadership contest. Photograph: Oliver Hoslet/EPA

Candidates in the Fine Gael leadership contest should publish accounts of all their spending during the forthcoming campaign, Minister for Social Prot(...)

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