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Cathal Mac Coille has retired at the age of 65

RTÉ Morning Ireland presenter Cathal Mac Coille has retired from the programme at the age of 65. Signing off on Friday morning, Mr Mac Coille thanked(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen strongly criticised the EU for its behaviour towards Ireland during the financial crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has reopened discussion on the way Ireland was treated within the European Union after the economic crash and, by extensi(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen with wife Mary after he was  conferred with an honorary doctorate of law. Photograph: Alan Betson

This article comes with a health warning. It describes scenes involving Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and sundry members of the last Fianna Fáil governmen(...)

 Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen who was conferred the honorary degree Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the National University of Ireland, meeting former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern after the conferring ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has strongly criticised the EU for its behaviour towards Ireland during the financial crisis. Mr Cowen accused the EU of(...)

The National University of Ireland is to confer an honorary doctorate on the former taoiseach Brian Cowen at a ceremony in Dublin Castle next week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The National University of Ireland is to confer an honorary doctorate on the former taoiseach Brian Cowen at a ceremony in Dublin Castle next week. M(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen who is among a group of  Irish investors involved in a dispute with an English law firm. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is one of a number of Irish investors involved in a dispute with an English law firm which advised them when they bought (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “While there have been some cringe-inducing moments, they haven’t damaged his standing and if anything probably enhanced his appeal to younger voters.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The common refrain in the corridors of Leinster House this week is that politics has got so boring since Leo Varadkar took over as Taoiseach. That is (...)

The new bin charges proposals allow for the abolishing of a flat-rate fee imposed on householders by some waste companies. Instead, homeowners would have the option of paying by lift or paying by weight. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

We have two big words for you to mull over this morning, and being an equal opportunities digest, they come from both sides of the garbage divide. T(...)

Oliver Callan’s entertainment company made an annual profit of €178,000 last year. (Photograph: Collins Courts)

The entertainment company owned by satirist and impersonator Oliver Callan has reported accumulated profits of more than €600,000 in accounts just fil(...)

“If you were to be asked to come up with a way not to design a piece of legislation, this would be it.” Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

The ideal judge is smart and self-possessed yet humble and acutely aware of his or her limitations. She has experience of life and the law but brims w(...)

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