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The Brexit process has revealed shocking levels of ignorance, even among much of Britain’s political class, about Ireland. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

Whether or not there is a last-minute deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, geography will still be destiny. Ireland can no more dri(...)

Claddagh Watch Patrol runs volunteer patrols aiming to prevent deaths by accident and suicide on Galway’s waterways. Image: Facebook

The 2020 Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year award has been given to a Galway couple. Arthur and Deborah Carr are responsible for the mental hea(...)

Many of us still see biodiversity loss as a distant abstraction and climate change as a futuristic scenario, so we kick these cans down the road, and continue with business as usual. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This week’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on our environment lays bare, in forensic detail, the abysmal failure by successive governmen(...)

Women’s Aid chief executive Sarah Benson  and Linda Smith, manager of the Women’s Aid 24hr National Helpline at the unveiling of a new ‘Too Into You’ Mural, at the Button Factory, in Temple Bar by artist KINMX. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

One in five young people aged 25 or younger have experienced abuse by a current or former partner, a study commissioned by Women’s Aid has found. The(...)

James Mahon: ’I exhaled a sigh of relief that enough Americans heard this same message from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this November to give the American Dream another chance for everyone who calls this country their home.’

Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States of America. We asked Irish people living in the US to send us their reactions. Here(...)

Dr Sónia Negrão: ‘I studied agronomy at university, and when I learned about using genetics in crop breeding I was hooked, that was it.’

You want to reduce the stress on barley – how does barley get stressed? Plants experience different kinds of stress, including having too much rainfa(...)

A fallow deer in the park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

In Ireland’s largest urban park – currently buzzing with wildlife – biodiversity expert Leif Murray explains why the birds seem to be singing loude(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Farmleigh House on Tuesday. Photograph:  Pool/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence expressed support for UK prime minister Boris Johnson in the ongoing Brexit negotiations following his meeting with Taois(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence said Doonbeg was the ‘logical’ choice to use as a base for his visit to Ireland. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

US vice-president Mike Pence leaves for London on Wednesday following a visit to Ireland that did not go entirely to plan. Pence made an unexpected in(...)

Young Irelander John Mitchel wrote witheringly years later of how England ‘sent round the hat all over the globe’. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Writing about the Polish Count Pawel Strzelecki last May, I called him a “forgotten hero of the Irish Famine”.  Forgotten may have been overstati(...)

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