Leo  Varadkar will   take part in a roundtable meeting with the US chamber of commerce during his two-day visit to the US capital. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will insist that Ireland remains a “fantastic” location for investment despite the uncertainty over the future of the 12.5 per c(...)

Many students are not receiving an adequate sex education at school and are relying on the internet for information, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Photograph: iStock

Many students are not receiving an adequate sex education at school and are relying on the internet for information, an Oireachtas committee has heard(...)

The one-way flow has left EU member states fuming, heaping severe pressure on EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, who is threatening an export ban on vaccine-producing countries who do not reciprocate.   Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg

As Europe faces a fresh wave of Covid-19 infections, the European Union’s vaccine-purchasing strategy has come under fire as the US and UK surge ahead(...)

St Patrick’s Day: Michael Bloomberg, as mayor, and Dr Kevin Cahill at the American Irish Historical Society after the New York parade in 2011. Photograph: Michael Appleton/New York Times

An exquisite Gilded Age townhouse on Fifth Avenue in New York City is on the market for more than $52 million, or more than €40 million. It featu(...)

The specialists discovered that the secret to success is not necessarily the Premier League’s biggest names. File photograph: Getty Images

It has engrossed millions of armchair sports fans, turned star players into points machines and even inspired a hit 1990s television show. But what ha(...)

The error has been laid at the door of European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and her officials. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool/AP

Outside observers were left stunned as the EU’s attempt to fix one crisis – the control of Covid-19 vaccines – last week created another, namely an er(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden after delivering his victory address in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday. Photograph: Jim Lo scalzo/EPA

The arrival of Joe Biden in the White House offers a unique opportunity to reboot the transatlantic alliance which has suffered greatly from the Trump(...)

Two large surveying vessels, including the Celtic Explorer, bring scientists out to survey waters beyond 30 nautical miles off the Irish coastline. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

“If we don’t have the data, we can’t make sustainable management decisions,” says Thomas Fury from the Marine Institute. This is possibly the simplest(...)

 Next US president – Joe Biden or  Donald Trump?  A Biden White House would not sign a deal seen to unfairly target big US companies. Photograph:  Jim Watson,Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

A win for Joe Biden would change the tone of US economic policy – and its substance in some key areas – but it would not herald a return to how things(...)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. File photograph: Fran Veale

Politics, a hardheaded business, moves on quickly and the Government now faces the pressing question of finding a replacement for the former European (...)

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