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The number of people employed in the Irish economy has risen by more than 400,000 since the low point of the crash in 2012. The rapid turnaround was(...)

This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

 Jeremy Hunt: ‘We owe the Conservative party, we owe the country, a proper contest.’ Photograph:  Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images

Sky News has cancelled a Conservative leadership debate scheduled for Tuesday evening after Boris Johnson refused to face his rival Jeremy Hunt. Mr Hu(...)

If the Johnson family had stuck to showbusiness like the Osmonds, Marx Brothers or von Trapp family, the world would be a better place. Yet the Tories, in their terror, have elevated a cavorting charlatan to the steps of Downing Street. Photograph: Reuters

Six years ago, the Cambridge historian Christopher Clark published a study of the outbreak of the first World War, titled The Sleepwalkers. Though Cla(...)

The Central Statistics Office’s latest Labour Force Survey, the most accurate indicator of employment trends, suggested that the participation rate among potential workers here rose slightly to 62 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

The percentage of “prime-age” workers employed in the Republic is now higher than at any other time, a testament to the current strength of the labour(...)

Conservative leadership candidate, Boris Johnson. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Boris Johnson repeatedly refused to answer questions about police being called to his flat as he took part in the first hustings of the run-off to be (...)

An overhead view of a collapsed under-construction building in Sihanoukville. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A seven-storey building under construction has collapsed in Cambodia’s coastal city of Sihanoukville, killing seven workers and injuring 18, authoriti(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with local election candidates at the launch of the party’s successful campaign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Warm congratulations for Paul McAuliffe, the new Fianna Fáil Lord Mayor of Dublin, came from ally and opponent, as is customary on such occasions. Du(...)

 Green Party European election candidate Ciarán Cuffe (left) and Social Democrats candidate Gary Gannon at the Simmonscourt count centre. Few predicted Gannon would do so well. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The story of this year’s local elections was driven by narratives around the biggest winners and losers, and the Civil War politics of Fine Gael and F(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May said the footage of Mark Field was concerning. Photograph: BBC/PA Wire

Tory MP Mark Field has been suspended as a foreign office minister after he was seen physically removing a climate change protester from a dinner in t(...)

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