Minister for Transport Tourism & Sport Shane Ross. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Shane Ross is quite happy with his reputation as a troublemaker in Government, in fact he hopes he has that title. It is not his intention to cause c(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham wrote to then taoiseach Enda Kenny  warning that failure to continue the tradition of appointing former judges in European institutions to the Irish bench could “prove very damaging to the country”

Members of the judiciary unsuccessfully lobbied the Taoiseach to appoint a former judge in Europe to the Irish bench in 2015. Mr Justice George Birmi(...)

Protection of a frictionless border between the two parts of Ireland was accepted as one of the three key concerns of the EU that would have to be addressed in the first phase of Brexit talks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The prominence given to the Border in the first phase of the Brexit agreement represented a significant triumph for the Government. It was an achievem(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Children with their artwork at  “My Christmas World”, a Focus Ireland workshop with children from Bram Stoker Homeless Hub in Clontarf. Photograph: Tom Honan

Amy (7) and Rachel (4) will spend Christmas with their dad, at their nana’s. Nadia (8) will “go to a restaurant” with her mother and baby brother, and(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Many at third-level have only ever attended single-sex schools, and the sudden availability of legal alcohol, sex, student politics and freedom can be an intoxicating mix that leads to trouble. Photo: iStock

“You’re not in school anymore, we don’t hold your hand. If you don’t hand in your assignments or show up for lectures, there’s no detention. Nobody is(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny at NUI Galway  where he was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the National University of Ireland. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will not be standing for the Dáil again, and dismissed the prospect of taking on some senior positions in the (...)

Taoiseach Leo  Varadkar said the relationship that exists between Ireland and the US “is much stronger than any particular administration or president of the United States”. File photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland still stands, although no arrangements are being made, as he pledged t(...)

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