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 Seamus Mallon giving a radio interview at  Parliament Buildings, Stormont,   Belfast, in November 1999. File photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

The funeral of former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon will take place on Monday. Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armag(...)

The expert view is that ‘this is a short campaign and there is a big opportunity, because the reality is most candidates won’t get to knock on a lot of doors’. File photograph: Getty

Younger voters live digital lives, have shorter attention spans, and are interested in issues not political parties, say experts. Consequently, politi(...)

The planned restoration of Dublin Castle led to concerns within government in 1985. Photograph: Google Maps

Government officials feared foreign premiers would snub a European Council summit in Ireland almost 30 years ago if meetings were held in privately-ow(...)

Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and taoiseach Charley Haughey after their meeting at Shannon Airport in April 1989. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The US feared the Russians could be plotting an undercover Cold War spy base in a disused Cork dockyard, newly declassified government documents sugge(...)

The OECD says the State is the second most progressive for income tax among its 36 member countries, and the most progressive among its EU members. Photograph: iStock

In the ephemeral festive glow of the coming weeks, family and friends returning home for the Christmas holidays from lives abroad will at some stage f(...)

The R675 at Ballykinsella, Co Waterford, where a motorist was caught travelling at 138 km/h in an 80 km/h zone during National Go Slow Day last month.

New graduated penalties for motorists caught driving over the speed limit were approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday. Under the new system there will now(...)

Bradbury Place, south Belfast: The PSNI confirmed it is investigating the sudden death of a man aged 26 there on November 15th. File photograph: Google Street View

Police are investigating five sudden deaths last weekend in Belfast. Responding to reports that they resulted from drugs overdoses, the Police Servi(...)

 Minister for  Tourism, Shane Ross unveilling the Failte Ireland, 2020 Plans

The Minister for Communications, Richard Bruton, has denied reports of a further delay to the National Broadband Plan (NBP) amid speculation he had be(...)

 RTÉ chair Moya Doherty: ‘The cataclysmic change in the industry globally is quite frightening.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

RTÉ will not survive without a government rescue plan for its existential financial crisis, the chair of the independent body which oversees the State(...)

Low stocks of water in Lidl, Castleknock, due to the boil water notice. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Lisa Nealon looks out at the rain dashing off the Irish Sea from inside one of her two restaurants, doors apart, on Skerries harbour, in north county (...)

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