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The Leaving Cert higher level Irish paper

This week it emerged that several thousand students are opting not to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam each year. So why are so many students opting n(...)

This year’s St Patrick’s Day visit to Washington by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar takes place at a critical time for this country. Photograph: Tom Honan

This year’s St Patrick’s Day visit to Washington by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar takes place at a critical time for this country. With Brexit looming it is (...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Documents seen by the Observer reveal how she and others in Facebook lobbied then-taoiseach Enda Kenny and government representatives on GDPR, taxation policy and the pending appointment of a data protection commissioner. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Facebook’s past efforts to lobby the Irish government and influence policy and decision-making were again on show last week in a front page story in l(...)

US president Donald Trump with former taoiseach Enda Kenny at  a St Patrick’s Day reception in  the White House in Washington in  2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Enda Kenny did not appear to like US president Donald Trump as much as he liked House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan, at least if the value of t(...)

Enda Kenny:  an internal Facebook  email said  Mr Kenny told company   executives at a private meeting in January 2013 that he “could exercise significant influence” during Ireland’s presidency of the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Current and former Fine Gael colleagues of Enda Kenny have defended the former taoiseach against claims that he helped Facebook’s efforts to lobby aga(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton: ‘I think the evidence is very clear that there has been no diminution of the vigilance of data protection in Ireland’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill The Irish Times

There is no evidence former taoiseach Enda Kenny watered down new data protection rules, as part of lobbying efforts for Facebook, Minister for Commun(...)

Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

St James’s Wood, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Built in 2000: News of fire-safety defects at this complex first came to light in The Irish Times in December 2(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s current and former data watchdogs have said former taoiseach Enda Kenny did not lobby them to take a softer approach on regulating interne(...)

The former Beamish & Crawford site in Cork.

A number of Cork business groups have come together to urge both the Government and Cork City Council to clarify what exactly is happening in relation(...)

Government Chief Whip Seán Kyne recently told TDs that any unapproved absences during the coming Dáil term will be reported to the Taoiseach. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Depending on who you ask, the Independent Alliance operates a tacit arrangement with Fine Gael whereby some of its members go missing for Dáil votes o(...)

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