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Safefood has expressed concerns that foods with less strict standards than currently apply in the EU may cross the border from the North into the Repu(...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

The Land Development Agency will have compulsory purchase powers and will identify and release land banks for the construction of 150,000 homes over 20 years. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency may demand more than 40 per cent social and affordable housing on private land that has lai(...)

Theresa May and members of her Cabinet in her country retreat Chequers in July 2018. Photograph: Joel Rouse via Getty Images

What is this plan? The Chequers Plan was tabled by British prime minister Theresa May at Chequers, the prime minister’s country retreat north west of(...)

Research by the Irish Heart Foundation has found that half of Irish schools  had vending machines. File photograph: iStock

Vending machines which dispense junk foods and sugary drinks in schools should be banned, according to an Oireachtas education committee report. It a(...)

‘People living in Northern Ireland have no desire to go back to the days when two people born on the same street grow up with two different sets of rights.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Brexit has taken up an extraordinary amount of media time and space since the United Kingdom made its decision to withdraw from the European Union in (...)

Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency.

The Government intends to include a specific warning on bottles and cans that alcohol can lead to certain types of cancer, an Oireachtas Committee has(...)

The GAA said a sea change is coming in its approach to participation at under-age level. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Co Dublin sporting organisation lost hundreds of child members because of its competitive ethos at under-age level, an Oireachtas committee has hear(...)

A Palestinian carries an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Today, Palestinians everywhere will commemorate the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Pale(...)

 Fiona Ross She will formally take up the three-year post after appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former National Library of Ireland director Fiona Ross is set to become chairwoman of troubled State-owned public transport group CIÉ. Minister for T(...)

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