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 Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs during the European anthem ahead of the inaugural session at the European Parliament. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs during the playing of the European anthem at a ceremony to mark the opening of the European (...)

Stripe co-founders, Patrick and John Collison. The brothers, and their company, have in the past spoken out about housing problems.  File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Stripe, the online payments company founded by the Collison brothers from Limerick, discussed housing issues with the Department of Finance at two mee(...)

Global survey  revealed  Irish people have a lower than average belief that vaccines are safe. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to establish a “vaccine alliance” of policy makers, patients advocates and clinicians to tackle public concerns ab(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Maurice Quinlivan: ‘It is absolutely scandalous that this money has not been invested in raising the skills of those in employment.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has been criticised for running a “scandalous” unspent surplus of about half a billion euro in a State training fund. Latest figures s(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin will be joined by  Carol Nolan TD and Trevor Hayes, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, at the anti-abortion rally. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin is to join thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators at the annual Rally for Life in Dublin. Among those taki(...)

Participants in the 2019 Dublin Pride parade. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin’s street traders were busy flogging rainbow-coloured merchandise in honour of the festivities on Saturday, as tens of thousands of spectators d(...)

‘The Government has built its argument on the backstop, the insurance policy to avoid a hard Border, around the Belfast Agreement, insisting its sole concern is protecting the hard-won peace.’

If only the consequences of a no-deal Brexit were as quaint as postponing tax cuts and welfare rises, and a swing from a government surplus to a defic(...)

The Council of Europe’s founding members were all western European states with broadly similar values, but with the fall of the Iron Curtain it rapidly expanded eastwards to take in a swathe of ex-Soviet bloc states in transition to democracy. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

A defining moment in this era of constant tension between Europe and Russia played out this week in an unlikely setting. In the vast, cavernous chambe(...)

Billy McKee: his prominence in the IRA ended in 1977 when he was removed as Belfast officer commanding and reduced to the ranks

Billy McKee, who has died in his native Belfast in his 98th year, was an uncompromising physical force republican of the old school. He was one of th(...)

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