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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a TV  interview on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in  January  2019.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe have pulled out of joining the global elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos next(...)

Boris Johnson argues that before the 2014 independence referendum, the SNP said the vote would be a ‘once in a generation’ vote and that they should hold to that commitment.

At prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson was at his most emollient, praising MPs on all sides for the quality of their questions and (...)

DUP deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, DUP First Minister Arlene Foster, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith, with the new Northern Ireland Executive at Stormont House in Belfast. Photograph: PressEye/PA Wire

The British prime minister Boris Johnson on a visit to Stormont to meet the newly instated Northern Executive said following Thursday’s New Decade, Ne(...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney and Northern Secretary Julian Smith outside Stormont  Buildings with the document New Decade, New Approach. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cartoons played their part in getting Stormont back. Sometimes they reach parts that words could never touch. Snarling dogs, people and whips driving (...)

Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)  in Waterford in 1917. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was forced to postpone a  commemoration for the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.   Photograph: A. H. Poole Collection

Before a decade of commemorations began in 2012 of the years around the creation of the State, then taoiseach Enda Kenny was only too well aware that (...)

Iran’s ambassador to Ireland Masoud Eslami speaking to the media at the Iranian embassy in Dublin on Friday in front of a photograph of General Qassem Suleimani, who was killed in a US air strike. Photograph: Alan Betson

Iran’s ambassador to Ireland has ruled out Shannon Airport or Donald Trump’s golf resort in Co Clare becoming potential targets for Iran in any milita(...)

Canvassing politicians were told repeatedly last year that the people wanted Stormont back so local politicians could tackle local problems. Photograph: Getty Images

Politics, said Otto Von Bismarck, is the art of the possible, but listening to some of the initial reaction to the New Decade, New Approach deal to ge(...)

Tanáiste Simon Coveney (left) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith, issue a statement outside Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast on Thursday night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Northern parties, on the back of the British and Irish governments’ New Decade, New Approach proposals, are due at Stormont at lunchtime on Saturd(...)

 Black & Tans guarding Dublin street after a shooting on Gloucester Road.

The Irish rebel song Come Out Ye Black And Tans has topped the iTunes charts in the UK and Ireland, following a row over a planned commemoration of th(...)

 Willie Walsh, the then chief executive of Aer Lingus speaking to members of the press in 2001 on the day a restucturing plan was announced with the loss of over 2000 staff jobs. Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

News that Willie Walsh is stepping down as chief executive of Aer Lingus owner IAG won’t have come as a surprise to most people, given that he recentl(...)

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