Polling in a recent BBC Spotlight documentary marking the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland was referenced in the debate. Photograph: iStock

Consecutive surveys on the future of Northern Ireland have flagged approximately two-thirds support for union with Britain, a debate on the state of u(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid on Sunday said around 23,000 tests had been completed in one due to increased demand and that positivity levels were reaching 10 per cent on some days. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A further 744 cases of Covid-19 and four deaths have been reported to the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), which believes the disease is(...)

Seán O’Neill’s Down jersey and football boots, worn in the 1960 All-Ireland Senior Football final when they beat Kerry, and a football signed by the team, at the GAA Museum in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Of all the many conversations I’ve had over the years about the rise of the 1960 Down team, one in particular stands out to this day. And it wasn’t wi(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: Northern Ireland will not be allowed to stand in the way of concluding his  Brexit ambitions.  Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Brexit is back, and back with a bang. Of course, talk to anyone in the Government who is involved in the process, and they’ll tell you that it never(...)

Seamus Gorman, chief executive of Irish company Hibergene Diagnostics. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The European Commission has hailed the success of Irish company Hibergene Diagnostics in developing a 30-minute test to determine if people have coron(...)

Established in 2001, Fusion provides a range of antibody engineering services for the development of antibodies for both therapeutic drug and diagnostic applications.

Fusion Antibodies, a Belfast-based contract research firm, has secured shareholder approval for a €3 million rights issue. The London-listed company,(...)

Jim Wilson: 'This isn’t what I signed up for: to be told by the British government to just ‘suck it up, and too bad this is the way it is going to be’.'  Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

In the distance over Jim Wilson’s shoulder stand the famous yellow Harland and Wolff shipyard cranes Samson and Goliath, symbols on the landscape(...)

Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee,  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Commission chief Negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

There will “always be a seat kept” for the UK at the European Union’s table should it wish to rejoin at some stage if Brexit does not “work out”, Taoi(...)

 Rob Kearney has got the nod at fullback to face New Zealand in Saturday’s Rugby World cup quarter-final. Photograph:    Adam Davy/PA Wire

Rugby World Cup quarter-final: New Zealand v Ireland Kick-off: 11.15am Irish time, Saturday. Venue: Tokyo Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liv(...)

Trinity College Dublin has dropped 40 places in university rankings. Photograph: thinkstock

Trinity College Dublin has tumbled down in the latest set of world university rankings, sparking calls for urgent Government funding to reverse a deca(...)

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