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Barry Andrews is congratulated by two of his children, Kate and Hugh, after being selected to contest the European Elections for Fianna Fáil in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Barry Andrews, confirmed as Fianna Fáil’s European Parliament candidate for the Dublin constituency, hails from party royalty. His father, David Andr(...)

The UN Security Council in New York.  Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has just launched its campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council, the most powerful body in the UN system, in 2021-22. Three states – Irel(...)

McWilliam Park Hotel has been sold  for €9m

The four-star McWilliam Park Hotel, developed in Claremorris, Co Mayo, in 2006 at a cost of more than €20 million, has been sold for €9 million. Agent(...)

Beechfield Manor nursing home in Shankhill, Dublin. The property is one of three nursing homes owned by the Beechfield Care Group.

Irish nursing home group Beechfield Care has been acquired by the German-based IMMAC group for a deal estimated to be in the region of €33 million. (...)

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(...)

Cistercian College has among its alumni former taoiseach Brian Cowen and his brother Barry Cowen TD. Photograph: Courtesy of Wikipedia

Cistercian College in Roscrea is to remain open against the odds after the trustees of the historic boarding school voted in favour of a rescue packag(...)

Former US president Barack Obama receives his bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a St Patrick’s Day reception  in 2012. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

While the first St Patrick’s Day meeting in the White House between a US president and a taoiseach took place back in 1956, it has only become an annu(...)

Cistercian College is just one of two remaining boys’ boarding-only schools in the country. Photograph: Courtesy of Wikipedia

One of Ireland’s best known boarding schools, Cistercian College Roscrea, is set to close after 112 years due to a significant fall off in student num(...)

Galway City Councillors form a guard of honour as the remains of Bobby Molloy are taken to the New Cemetery in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Cabinet minister Bobby Molloy was a politician imbued with “personal warmth, intelligence” and “humility” during his “long -filled life”, mourn(...)

 Mr Justice  Frank Griffin: “sociable, loving, very interested in people and their stories, courteous and never overbearing”

Retired Supreme Court judge Frank Griffin was “sociable, loving, very interested in people and their stories, courteous and never overbearing, he alwa(...)

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