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British prime minister Boris Johnson has claimed that the EU was ‘pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate’, and that the plucky English Brexiteers would ‘set the country free’. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The German philosopher Theodor Adorno made this statement for the first time in 1949. It implies at lea(...)

In its review, the Department of Justice said that the risks from the Irish scheme were minimal because of its size. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Applications for the State’s Immigrant Investor Programme, from mainly Chinese multimillionaires, have now exceeded 1,200, the latest figures show. S(...)

‘I get great value out of it,’ says Nell O’Neill (right) and Anne Carroll. Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

Just shy of 50 million journeys were taken under Ireland’s free travel scheme in 2018, a 30 per cent increase in eight years. The scheme, which allows(...)

 Busáras in Dublin: Free travel passes are accepted on most bus and rail services run by Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann as well as by Luas and over 80 other private transport operators. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sustainability of current funding levels for the free travel scheme has been questioned after a 16 per cent increase in journeys taken by pass hol(...)

Jack Lynch: such was the taoiseach’s condition that he was brought whiskey to steady his nerves

When Fianna Fáil returned to office in June 1969 it would be the last election for three decades in which violence in Northern Ireland would not form (...)

How The Irish Times reported the day’s events the following morning

Belfast is deserted and extremely tense. Scenes of devastation are everywhere to be seen. Every conceivable object has been used to erect barricades. (...)

Iconic: the revolving door of the Shelbourne hotel, on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Flemming

Who knew that fancy hotels could be among the riskiest places in Dublin? Compensation culture has claimed its latest victim, and the city’s purists ar(...)

At the opening of an exhibition celebrating  Tony Gregory  were his friends and fellow activists Mick Rafferty and Fergus McCabe, with Tony’s brother, Noel (centre). Photograph: Dave Meehan

An exhibition on the life of the late TD and campaigner Tony Gregory was unveiled on his old patch of Dublin’s North Strand on Wednesday night. The (...)

Cattle on the outskirts of Kilkenny. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Last Saturday, just as word was coming through of a deal to allow large amounts of South American beef into the EU, RTÉ was showing its Reeling in the(...)

Former minister  Ray Burke arriving at the Flood tribunal in Dublin Castle, November  2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

On building sites, there used to be a tradition of sending the callow young apprentice on his first day to ask for the rubber hammer and the glass nai(...)

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