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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba walking with Ukranian special forces and Garda ERU to lay flowers at a memorial wall in Kyiv on Thursday. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs

There is overwhelming support for the retention of Ireland’s current model of military neutrality, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos poll. Tw(...)

The war in Ukraine has seen fuel prices soar to more than €2 per litre. Photograph: iStock

Hold off on filling up your car, there is an emergency excise duty cut on the way. The war in Ukraine has seen fuel prices soar to more than €2 per (...)

Tipperary TD Alan Kelly announced during an emotional press conference that he was resigning as Labour Party leader after his colleagues lost faith in his ability to deliver. Photograph: Alan Betson

The question on everyone’s lips this morning is why, and why now? Tipperary TD Alan Kelly announced during an emotional press conference last night t(...)

 A man sits outside his destroyed building after bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuguiv on February 24th, 2022, amid a Russian invasion. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

In the early hours of Thursday, at 6am Moscow time, Russian president Vladimir Putin made a short address to the people of his country. He announced h(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health and Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, It looks set to be yet another significant day in the march out of Covid-19 restrictions. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Np(...)

Is the era of interest rate rises dawning?

It has been coming for a while. But this week we see clear evidence that the interest rate cycle has turned. The Bank of England has increased intere(...)

In The News is hosted by reporters Conor Pope and Sorcha Pollak

If you are reading this on The Irish Times app, please click here to access the full version. Belarus’s audacious snatching of Roman Protasevich from(...)

ECB governor Mario Draghi this week sounded a clear alarm bell about the state of the euro zone economy. Photograph: AFP

The ECB’s official interest rates are already at zero – or lower. Yet this week Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, hinted they may fal(...)

“Nagging questions about the relevance of our growth metrics and in particular the contribution of multinationals remain while, on the horizon, Brexit and changes to the global tax environment loom large.”

A slew of data about the Irish economy published in the past two weeks all points to a remarkable turnaround in the State’s economic fortunes. Headl(...)

An activist wearing a mask of Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi poses the day after Italy’s general election, in Rome. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

A hung parliament in Italy and the prospect of a new government led by one of two populist parties following the Italian general election has caused a(...)

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