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The independence monument on Maidan Square and Hotel Ukraine  in Kyiv. Photograph:  Pierre Crom/Getty

The grim diplomatic dance has reached its end. Ukraine’s president has declared martial law as Russia launched military strikes on the country, while (...)

A meeting between Mr Varadkar and the three men took place on Tuesday, described as ‘frank’ and far from  acrimonious. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has pledged to examine the rules around removing the party whip from Fine Gael members following disquiet over sanctions imposed(...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘I think given that legal action may be pending, it’s probably wise for me not to say anything really at this stage.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Phil Hogan’s attendance at the Golfgate dinner was not the only issue that led to his resignation as European commissioner, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has (...)

Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh: believes the idea of an ombudsman is not the best model for protecting heritage structures as the objective would be to act “before rather than after the effect”. Photograph: Sara Freund

The State should appoint a “cultural ombudsman” or establish an authoritative independent advisory council to protect heritage structures, an Oireacht(...)

The deal consists of $20.25 million in cash and $2.25 million in Transcat shares. Additionally, there are potential earn-out payments of up to $7.5 million over the next four years.

Co Cork-headquartered Nexa Enterprise Asset Management (Nexa) has been acquired by Nasdaq-listed Transcat in a deal worth up to $30 million (€25.3 mil(...)

Senator Regina Doherty is said to have been one of a number of people at the meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party on Wednesday evening to have criticised Sinn Féin Tweet on day of byelection last week.

Fine Gael Senators have criticised the party’s last-ditch attempt to mobilise its vote in last week’s byelection with a tweet warning supporters of a (...)

An Taisce says the agricultural activity needed to support the proposed Belview cheese plant would increase carbon emissions and damage water quality.

Four former Fine Gael ministers and two Senators have criticised An Taisce for appealing the High Court’s decision to grant planning permission to a €(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman, Eoin O Broin, sais  slide in the training material suggesting people can be tagged as a “social media engager” was not correct. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

A senior Sinn Féin TD has said a leaked party presentation its use of social media is “stupidly worded”, arguing its digital campaigning platform Abu (...)

Ilegal dumping at the Sally Gap, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’ Neill

Local authorities across the State could be spending an average of €90 million a year on clean-ups of illegal dumping, the Seanad heard as legislation(...)

Minister of State for Local Government Peter Burke has pledged that the €8,000 pay increase recommended for councillors will be implemented within the Coalition’s first year in office.  File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Minister of State for Local Government Peter Burke has pledged that the €8,000 pay increase recommended for the State’s 947 councillors will(...)

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