Numbers of wild salmon in Ireland peaked in the mid-1970s, when about 1.7 million returned. Today returns are estimated at some 200,000. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Ireland is experiencing a parallel decline in wild salmon as Scotland, where numbers caught are at their lowest since records were first compiled, acc(...)

Marine survival peaked in or around 1986, with approximately 31 of every 100 salmon which set out on the perilous journey from an Irish river to the Atlantic. File photograph: Getty

Ireland is experiencing a parallel decline in wild salmon as Scotland where numbers caught are at their lowest since records were first compiled, acco(...)

Scottish constitutional relations secretary Mike Russellhas pleaded with Theresa May to open talks with Cardiff and Holyrood. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Theresa May is facing calls to open up talks about leaving the European Union to ministers from Holyrood and Cardiff in a bid to help break the Brexit(...)

C&C  said its core Scottish and Irish-branded businesses, including Bulmers cider, which is known as Magners in the UK,  enjoyed positive trading momentum

A better than expected performance from drinks distributor Matthew Clark will boost earnings and limit liabilities at Bulmers Cider maker C&C. (...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established by former minister for health Mary Harney in 2007 to oversee the building of nation(...)

Former Scottish first minister  Alex Salmond (centre) leaves court in Edinburgh on Thursday after being charged with two counts of attempted rape and other offences including sexual assault. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland and one of the most prominent figures in modern Scottish politics, has been charged with two count(...)

Nicola Sturgeon makes a statement at the Scottish parliament after the Court of Session ruled the Scottish government acted unlawfully regarding sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will refer herself to the panel of independent advisers on the ministerial code over he(...)

Alex Salmond arriving at the Court of Session in Edinburgh his  legal challenge against the Scottish Government’s handling of a complaint of misconduct against him. Photograph: PA

The Scottish government on Tuesday accepted that its investigation into alleged misconduct by former first minister Alex Salmond was unfair and “taint(...)

Brexit costs: the effect of the UK’s departure from the EU is an issue for Irish students contemplating submitting Ucas applications. Photograph: iStock

I’m hoping to study a course in the UK next year. Given the growing uncertainty over Brexit, and the potential impact on course fees, I’m not sure whe(...)

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has resigned from the party he headed for 20 years amid allegations of sexual harassment. Mr Salmo(...)

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