Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Tributes have been paid to Emma Mhic Mhathúna following her death at the age of 37. The mother-of-five had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlie(...)

Ireland’s waste collection market, where prices and service levels are set by the firms, is unlike nearly every country in the European Union, the report found.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The State’s decision to have several waste collection firms serving the same districts is not delivering competition to households, according to a rev(...)

Ian Buruma, ex-editor of The New York Review of Books: writers say his departure represents ‘an abandonment of the central mission of the review, which is the free exploration of ideas’. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

Leading Irish writers John Banville, Colm Tóibín and Roy Foster, along with some of the biggest names in English letters, including Joyce Carol Oates,(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been accused of being ‘seriously politically disinterested’ in the BusConnects scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross was heavily criticised at a private meeting of Fine Gael TDs and Senators on Wednesday night over his handling of th(...)

US president Donald Trump reacts as pastor Paula White tells him she has a bible to give  him at a dinner hosted for evangelical leaders at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump’s leaked remarks to evangelical leaders last month contained a telling choice of possessive pronoun: “I just ask you to go out and make s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sought a two-year extension to the confidence-and-supply arrangement. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The standoff between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over the future of the confidence and supply agreement, which will expire after budget day on October 9(...)

Journalist sought release of all communications between then-minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald and a named individual and company.

Files that the Department of Justice said did not exist following a freedom of information request have been uncovered following an investigation by t(...)

Children asleep on metal chairs in Tallaght Garda station on the night of August 8th after they and their mother were forced to sleep there due to lack of emergency accommodation. Photograph: PA Wire

We don’t like seeing images of children in distress. They reach into a primal part of our brain and trigger the release of oxytocin, the empathy hormo(...)

Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leo Varadkar’s offer to Micheál Martin of a deal to keep the current political arrangements in place until 2020 is a calculated political manoeuvre wh(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “We need to ensure that we have the strongest possible presence abroad.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of a “growing resort to protectionist measures” by some countries in private letters to Ministers explaining why he want(...)

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