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The G7 should have had a plan to vaccinate the world, says  former British prime minister Gordon Brown Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Wednesday night’s final Irish Times Summer Nights event is called Seven Ways to Change the World. It’s named after the new book by special guest, form(...)

David McWilliams: ‘You’ve got to have a use-it-or-lose-it planning permission.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

If the economist David McWilliams were minister for housing he’d introduce “a site-value tax in the morning”, he told the Irish Times political corres(...)

Irish Times Summer Nights: Chris O’Dowd will be talking to Patrick Freyne on the festival’s opening night

The 2021 Irish Times Summer Nights online festival takes place from June 28th to July 1st with a host of high-profile guests including writers, p(...)

This year’s Irish Times Summer Nights online festival will take place from the end of this month, with a host of high-profile guests including writers(...)

 US president Joe Biden walks to his armoured limo on his arrival at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Suffolk, on Thursday evening. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

World leaders are gathering for the G7 summit in Cornwall this week. Here are the key themes that will dominate their meeting and what might constitut(...)

Bertie Ahern: Even though we have been talking about partition for the last 100 years in this country, the reality is that the necessary analysis of how it will be put together has not been done. Photograph: David Sleator

Preparatory work which would allow a Border poll needs to take place “sooner rather than later”, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said. Mr Ahern to(...)

 Boris Johnson  with his wife, Carrie Johnson, following their wedding at Westminster Cathedral,  in London. Photograph: Rebecca Fulton/ Downing Street via Getty

I have it on good authority that the papal briefing on world events last Monday morning went something like this. Holy Father, we have good news and b(...)

Britain’s Labour Party leader Keir Starmer leaving his home in London on Monday. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Labour leader Keir Starmer has sought to calm nerves in his party after a chaotic weekend of internal conflict and a botched shadow cabinet reshuffle (...)

Johnny Sexton during the British and Irish Lions’ tour of New Zealand in 2017. A year later he was named World Player of the Year. Photograph: Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions: the every-four-years team is one of the few thriving remnants of the crumbling empire and if there is a sort of daftness (...)

Office buildings in London’s Docklands which were devastated in an IRA bomb blast in 1996. Photograph: David Giles/PA Wire

Victims of Libyan sponsored IRA attacks have compiled a dossier on the case for compensation after the UK government refused to publish its own report(...)

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