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 Peter Sallis with the character Wallace who he voiced. Photograph: PA

Often self-effacing and meek, but with a sly smirk and a beady eye that hinted at mischief, the actor Peter Sallis, who has died aged 96, played the c(...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Varadkar has been preparing for years, his team for months. Numerous people have been involved , but most were in the dark about who else was involved. Everyone fed back to him, but only a select handful knew the full plan

It was as good as it would get for Simon Coveney as he walked down Dublin’s Mount Street to hand in his nomination papers at Fine Gael headquarters on(...)

BrainWaveBank’s technology enables users to track their cognitive health on a daily basis

Belfast-based health tech start-up BrainWaveBank has secured £1 million (€1.15 million) in seed funding from investors to build out its neuroscience p(...)

Partnership will put specialist tax and business planning support within reach of more than 800 building companies

The Construction Employers Federation (CEF) has announced a new partnership that will put specialist tax and business planning support within reach of(...)

I’ve always had a soft spot for Protestants. It helped that one of our better-known neighbours in north Roscommon had been Douglas Hyde, first preside(...)

Then British ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott lays a wreath, at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin in May. Photograph: Eric Luke

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has praised the commemorations for the Easter Rising saying they “struck exactly the right note”. Mr Johnson(...)

Mayo’s Brendan Harrison tackles Dublin’s Bernard Brogan during the All-Ireland final replay. “He is surprisingly strong. He is very physical. He is very tricky,” said Harrison.Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

That slow walk is just as you always imagined. You are towards the front of the parade and you turn the corner by the Canal End of Croke Park and face(...)

 Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon scores his side’s winner against Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph:  John Sibley Livepic

Cardiff 1 Fulham 2 Ryan Sessegnon became one of the youngest goalscorers in FA Cup history with the winner in Fulham’s 2-1 victory at Cardiff. The (...)

Nigel Farage: just because the idea that Ireland could leave the European Union came out of his mouth doesn’t mean it is necessarily wrong. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

It is already apparent that Brexit is going to be among the key issues, if not the key issue, in Irish politics and public debate in 2017 and probably(...)

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