Bernard Davenport: while working at the United Nations in New York he acquired a working knowledge of Russian so he could read Dostoyevsky in the original.

Bernard Davenport Born: August 19th, 1939 Died: June the 11th, 2018 Bernard Davenport had a life many people would have killed for. A very talented(...)

 Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave European Union flags from the top deck of a bus parked outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-OLivas/AFP/Getty Images

It seems nothing is out of bounds as people contemplate life after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Even health risks from below-standar(...)

Starter binocular options at about €120 can greatly enhance your observations. Photograph: ZenShui/Odilon Dimier/Getty Images

Very few people are entirely indifferent to birds, and most of us find them an occasional source of some brief wonder and delight. Even the most comm(...)

Eamon Gilmore, who was minister for foreign affairs from 2011 to 2014: “In something like this you have to be pretty well focused singularly on it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A general election during Brexit talks about the future of the Border would deeply damage Ireland’s negotiating position, former ministers for foreign(...)

Theresa May’s speech   put an end to any remaining delusions on either side of the Irish Sea that somehow Britain will be able to retain access to the EU single market and customs union. Photograph: Getty Images

More than six months after the British voted to leave the European Union it is now abundantly clear that the hardest possible Brexit is coming inexora(...)

Catherine Day, a former secretary general of the European Commission, said the UK’s impending departure from the EU would deprive Dublin of an important ally.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The State will have to build stronger ties with other small EU states as the Franco-German axis grows in strength after Brexit, a former high-ranking(...)

 Sean Donlon is best known for the role he played in the Northern Ireland peace process. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former diplomat Seán Donlon has been named as the new chair of the Press Council of Ireland. Mr Donlon, pictured, was appointed following a public c(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Advocating for the best possible deal for the British is likely to be Ireland’s strategy in exit negotiations

When European leaders gathered in Milan in June 1985, both Ireland and the European project were on the brink of dramatic change. The Anglo-Irish Agre(...)

One possible implication of a British EU exit could be the isolationism of nationalism in the North, the director general of the International and (...)

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney at launch of the annual report of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman yesterday. Mr Feeney said that journalists risked becoming irrelevant by failing to maintain standards of accuracy. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Journalists risk becoming increasingly irrelevant and losing readers’ trust by failing to maintain standards of fairness and accuracy, the Press Ombu(...)

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