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The Saab BioPower 100 Concept from 2007 was the first turbo engine to be optimised for pure bioethanol.

While Joe Duffy might have told The Irish Times he’s going to ignore the “Vegans and Thunbergs” and have meat for his Christmas dinner, the fact is th(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said direct rule was not a viable long-term alternative to devolution. Photograph: Tom Honan

Some of the most petulant reaction to the latest protocol row has come from Fine Gael, which may explain unwise comments on direct rule and a Border p(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said it was ‘disappointing’ London had chosen to ‘unilaterally introduce legislation’ but Dublin would continue to engage. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

The Government has “serious concerns” about Britain’s proposed legacy Bill and “cannot support it in its current form,” Minister for Foreign Affairs S(...)

British foreign secretary Liz Truss, as expected, announced plans to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland protocol Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament/AFP via Getty Images

What happened on Tuesday with the Northern Ireland protocol? British foreign secretary Liz Truss announced plans to introduce legislation in the comi(...)

 A ceremonial flypast on the Main Square, at The Defence Forces Training Centre, in The Curragh Camp. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

At midday May 16th 1922, Lieutenant General Jeremiah Joseph J.J (Ginger) O’Connell raised the tricolour on the top of the water tower which overlooks (...)

A former customs guard hut at the Border near Newry. In polls, almost 80 per cent of respondents in the Republic say they would not accept higher taxes to pay for a united Ireland. In the North, just 25 per cent say they would pay higher taxes as a price for Irish unity. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Next March, if anyone could be bothered, we might mark the 50th anniversary of the Border poll. It was held in 1973. And it showed Northern Ireland to(...)

 Officials said last night that Taoiseach Micheál Martin would visit Northern Ireland next Friday for meetings with the party leaders, including Sir Jeffrey Donaldson of the DUP. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that the Northern Ireland protocol is helping the North’s economy, and called for “pragmatism and commonsense” from (...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has accused the DUP of ‘punishing the public’ and ‘holding society to ransom’:  ‘The DUP have failed on day one.’ Photograph: Paul Faith

The North’s power-sharing institutions were in crisis on Friday after the DUP blocked the appointment of a speaker, leaving the Assembly unable to fun(...)

Former UK government minister  David Frost argued the Biden the administration did not fully grasp Northern Ireland and the impact of the protocol. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The British were insisting in Washington this week that no decision had been taken as yet to override unilaterally the provisions of the Northern Irel(...)

The National Lottery operator – Irish Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC (PLI) – was awarded a 20-year licence by the Government in November 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over €17 million in unclaimed prizes was last year transferred to the operator of the National Lottery, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI). The €17.054 (...)

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