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Elderly patients on both sides  are crossing the Border for the same healthcare and treatments. Photograph: iStock

Elderly patients from Northern Ireland are travelling south for the same orthopaedic and eye treatments under the same EU scheme that residents in the(...)

Fr Oliver O’Reilly condemned the appalling treatment of Kevin Lunney by “a local Mafia-style group with its own godfather”. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The establishment of an armed Garda Síochána unit for the Cavan border area, following the abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney, a senior executive a(...)

Simon Coveney: There are many people who know who these people are and who is behind the brutality and intimidation.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People living along the Border have an obligation to help stamp out “brutality, intimidation and total lawlessness”, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has declar(...)

The final two seats will come down to a battle between Sinn Féin’s incumbent MEP Matt Carthy (above, with Pearse Doherty), Maria Walsh, Peter Casey and, at a push, Saoirse McHugh. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The transfer-friendliness of candidates battling it out for the three remaining seats in the European constituency of Midlands North West could push t(...)

 MEP candidate Maria Walsh with  party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway earlier this month. Photograph:   Andrew Downes, Xposure

Fine Gael’s Maireád McGuinness romped to victory in the European constituency of Midlands North West, topping the poll with 22 per cent of the vote. (...)

 Mairead McGuinness was elected in Castlebar. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael’s Mairéad McGuinness has topped the poll in the European Midlands North West constituency in a resounding victory with 22 per cent of the vo(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin: The improvement on northside Dublin, allied with more modest improvements south of the Liffey, allows the party look Fine Gael in the eye in the capital. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil will take heart from its performance on local councils around the country, even while it regrets the handling of the party’s campaign in t(...)

Fianna Fáil  leader Micheál Martin at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre in  Cork. Photograph: Provision

The grumbles in Fianna Fáil have started about the party’s performance in the European elections. But as was the case five years ago, there are enco(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin TD  voting in Ballinlough, Cork with his family Mary, daughter Aoibhe and son Micheal. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he would be satisfied if the party were to win three seats in the European election given it would mark a t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the authorities “would welcome complaints by any residents in direct provision at Mosney or any other centre”. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil missed a trick on Wednesday when the party’s transport spokesman published a Bill regulating the use of e-scooters. In light of recent de(...)

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