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US secretary of state Antony Blinken: he has said the Biden administration wants to pursue arms control with China and a wider agreement with Moscow.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The US has extended a nuclear arms control agreement with Russia for five years, striking the deal despite the Biden administration’s promise to take (...)

Roy Baumeister: ‘Parents and teachers became reluctant to criticise at all – just praise the child all the time. That’s very poor for learning; it gives you no information’

If you ever have difficulty shaking off a foul mood, Roy Baumeister has some good and bad news for you. The good news is you’re not alone. For sound (...)

Part of the former Magdalene Laundry in Galway, which is to be renovated by the homeless agency Cope Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The story of inmate number 105, who climbed out over the roof in a heavy shower of rain in an attempt to escape, and the tale of a family who smuggled(...)

‘Clearly not Flann’: Robert Farren, aka Roibéard Ó Faracháin, the poet.

On behalf of Flann O’Brien fans everywhere, I offer belated thanks to Ronan Farren (Letters, December 5th) for solving a mystery that had perplexed ou(...)

John Tierney was paid a €200,000 annual salary when he was appointed to Irish Water in 2013 on a three-year contract.

Former Irish Water managing director John Tierney will be paid his full retirement package of €573,000, owed since mid 2016, Minister for Health Simon(...)

Eamonn O’Reilly of Dublin Port Company took a Workplace Relations Commission  case against his employer after it refused to recognise his right to permanency.

The chief executive of Dublin Port Company has taken a successful employment case against the company, which has been ordered to pay him €45,000 after(...)

Galway City Councillors form a guard of honour as the remains of Bobby Molloy are taken to the New Cemetery in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Cabinet minister Bobby Molloy was a politician imbued with “personal warmth, intelligence” and “humility” during his “long -filled life”, mourn(...)

Former CEO of Irish Water John Tierney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Independent TD Catherine Connolly has condemned the “demonisation” of the former chief executive of Irish Water John Tierney. Ms Connolly opposes do(...)

Implacable opposition: water-charge protesters outside Leinster House in December 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/ Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

When Phil Hogan raised a half-empty glass of water to his lips in a Government Buildings briefing room one day in early May 2014 the photographers at(...)

 Revenue Commissioners: developer and South Dublin Construction founder Michael Murphy  made a settlement of €2.4 million in tax, €2.8 million in interest and €1.4 million in penalties for a total of €7 million.

Long-standing developer and South Dublin Construction founder Michael Murphy has made a €7 million settlement with the Revenue arising from its offsh(...)

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