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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamonn Gilmore with  Nora Owens Irish aid expert advisory group chairwoman and Joe Costello TD at the publication  earlier this year of Ireland’s new policy for international development. Photograph: David Sleator

Volunteering for service overseas is a time-honoured tradition in Ireland that has left a rich legacy throughout the developing world, particularly on(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, who visited Belfast on Friday, said he would like the bridge to go ahead, but that it was a question of “hard cash”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A cross-Border bridge, finally approved in July, may be lost unless a multimillion euro funding gap is resolved urgently.It is understood that unless (...)

U2 frontman Bono defended Ireland’s tax system and the use of Irish companies by multinational companies to reduce their global tax bills. Photograph: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

U2 frontman Bono defended Ireland’s tax system and the use of Irish companies by multinational companies to reduce their global tax bills, saying that(...)

Liquidator for IBRC Kieran Wallace (left).
Singer has his sights on long battle
  • Economy
  • September 19, 2013, 01:00

The emergence of Paul Singer’s Elliott Management as the force behind the latest attempt to stymie the winding up of IBRC will not have been greeted w(...)

Tom Arnold has been appointed special representative for hunger with humanitarian charity Concern Worldwide. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tom Arnold has been appointed special representative for hunger with humanitarian charity Concern Worldwide.Mr Arnold, who was chief executive of Conc(...)

 Enda Kenny, at the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party conference, at Killenard, Co Laois yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

in Killenard, Co LaoisTaoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government will run its course and said the next election would be in March 2016.Speaking at a(...)

The scene after the bombing in Omagh in 1998 in which 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, died.

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers today has rejected calls for a public cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing that claimed the l(...)

Eamon Gilmore: “The Irish State made huge efforts to curb the violence,” he said, adding that successive Irish governments had made “repeated efforts made to get talks going”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish State must acknowledge that many unionists believe that it did not do enough to combat the Provisional IRA during the Troubles, Minister f(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher (centre) arrives at Government Buildings for the Oireachtas finance committee hearings last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is relatively easy to demonise Richie Boucher. First of all he is the chief executive of an Irish bank. Secondly he is the only bank director from (...)

Young Syrian refugees transport supplies received from humanitarian organizations to sell outside of Al-Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. Photograph: Reuters

As the number of refugees fleeing Syria surpassed two million yesterday, the plight of those seeking to escape the country’s civil war was described a(...)

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