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Brad Smith, chief legal officer of Microsoft, with Ciarán Conlon

Tech giant Microsoft Ireland has appointed former ministerial adviser Ciarán Conlon as director of public policy. Mr Conlon will work with both Micro(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi told the Oireachtas the high interest rates were largely down to the fact the State has a “quasi-monopoly” banking market that is “not competitive”

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi did his homework before he became, on Thursday, the first sitting head of the organisation to appea(...)

Tánaiste  Simon Coveney said outcomes are not changing for Travellers. File photograph: Tom Honan

Just one third of the funding allocated over the past decade for Traveller accommodation has been spent because of the “politics and social challenges(...)

The Growing Up in Ireland study is the biggest and most complex social science project ever to be undertaken in this country and provides thousands of insights into the lives of children. Photograph: iStock

A quarter of our three-year-olds are overweight or obese; 50 per cent of Irish-born mothers don’t even start to breastfeed their babies; 16 per cent o(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina. “Labour’s ideas, Michael D’s ideas, won out in the end” as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil accommodated themselves to change. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On the face of it, these are halcyon days for the people in Irish politics whom their opponents call the “liberal left”. If there’s a personification(...)

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin during the children’s referendum campaign in 2012. Those close to both men insist they share no personal animus. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The minute the email arrived on a quiet Friday at the end of August, those around Micheál Martin believed its contents were never meant to be confiden(...)

The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi has galvanised world opinion against the medieval autocracy in Riyadh, exposing the fatal pact between the west and the House of Saud. Photograph:  Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi has done what decades of beheadings, the killing and starvation of civilians on a large scale in Yemen, the oppre(...)

Leinster House: It is understood, although not yet confirmed, that the meeting will be held in the small room usually used by Ministers to host concerned delegations of various hue. It is, after all, neutral territory.

In a small room just off the bridge between Leinster House and Government Buildings, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are today expected to begin the process(...)

Ohio businessman Ed Crawford

Businessman has been officially nominated by the Trump administration as the next US ambassador to Ireland. The Cabinet in Dublin signed off on his (...)

Michael Ring and Paschal Donohoe  with 100-year-old Bridget Byrne at the announcement of increased funds for the regeneration of Dublin’s north inner city, at  Lourdes Day Care Centre. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Dublin footballer Michael Darragh MacAuley has said he is hopeful Government investment can turn around a deprived part of inner-city Dublin. Mr Mac(...)

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