Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi: “ready for the fight of her life with Trump”. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Neither one drinks, yet they have family vineyards. They both love big bowls of ice cream. Their (...)

 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who will meet Michael D Higgins next week. Photograph:  New York Times

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will meet President Michael D Higgins on Wednesday as part of a US Congressional delegatio(...)

Despite working his way through £100 million in today’s values, he lamented never having acquired ‘one hour’s true happiness’

In the prologue of his very entertaining new book on the subject, David Ryan asks “why should we care” about the life of Thomas Whaley, better known a(...)

Theresa May: frequently resorts to the phrase “our precious Union”. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters

One of the great euphemisms introduced by the UK’s Brexit crisis is “our precious Union”, a phrase used frequently since 2016, and by Theresa May in p(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ workshop at the  Convention Centre in  Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal.

The Taoiseach has said that hardline Brexiteers could bring down the Government if he agrees to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s plan to support th(...)

Redmonds GAA club chairman Mick O’Shea said it would not renew the bar licence for its clubhouse, effectively closing down its main source of income. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

One of Cork’s oldest GAA clubs received a stay of execution this week when a group of supporters decided to defer winding up Redmonds amid hopes of ap(...)

Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, from Co Tyrone,  stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil,  a banned substance in Britain, in London, June 11th, 2018. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A document sent to outlets on Sunday night about a media opportunity with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley today, contains briefing lines for her to u(...)

One question stands out among the many that arise in the Denis O’Brien versus Red Flag Consulting legal action. Why did O’Brien give the USB memory st(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron, campaigning against a Brexit in the looming EU referendum,   talks to television presenters Jeremy Clarkson (left) and James May (right) during a visit to a  TV studio in west London on June 16th, 2016. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has said Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster is “fundamentally wrong” that the United Kingdom could neg(...)

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