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 Karen Clince CEO of Tigers Childcare at  the company’s  facility in Leopardstown. They have  12 such centres in the greater Dublin area, and one in the UK. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Karen Clince has built an international childcare group over the last 18 years but it all started with an after school club. At the time, Clince was (...)

 In the decades before the death penalty was abolished, an Irish government never managed to hire a native hangman

Of all the State’s failures in the century since independence, there is at least one from which we might take reasonable pride. In the decades before (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster  and  Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill. Photogaph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Executive ministers have “vented their frustration” at what they say is failure of the Government in Dublin to provide locator forms about pe(...)

“During Stormont’s three-year collapse, Sinn Féin portrayed the crisis as a choice between restoring devolution or pushing on quickly for a [Border] poll.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday marked one year since Stormont was restored by the New Decade, New Approach deal. There has been much comment this week in Northern Ireland on (...)

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

The British government has said it has no legal requirement and would not be acting in the public interest if it was to set out criteria that would le(...)

Rosalie Flanagan in 2007. She is a former permanent secretary to the North’s Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Rosalie Flanagan, a former senior Northern Ireland civil servant, has been appointed to the commission charged with finding the bodies of the Disappea(...)

Crowds at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

In September 2020, Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid stated that we are likely waving goodbye to the era of globalisation and entering into an “Age of(...)

Empty supermarket shelves  in  Marks & Spencer in Liffey Valley, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lorry drivers are bringing imports into the State from Britain through Northern Ireland to avoid the Brexit customs and regulatory procedures at Dubli(...)

Ryanair expects to carry between 26m and 30m passengers in the 12 months to the end of March

Fears are growing that the Republic faces further drastic reductions in flights as Aer Lingus reviews its 2021 plans, while Ryanair has pledged to cut(...)

Irish naval vessel LÉ Róisín on a routine patrol off Rockall. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

A renewal of tensions over fishing access around Rockall in the North Atlantic now threatens to “finish” seasonal Irish squid fishing, industry repres(...)

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