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Greencoat Renewables has raised €147.7 million from a placing of 140 millions shares in the company. The placing was increased from 100 million shares(...)

 Mo Mowlam with her portrait painted by artist John Keane in 2002  at the National Portrait Gallery in  London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth / PA

How important can a wig toss on a Monday, a hug on a Tuesday, and an expletive on a Wednesday really be to a peace process? Some people may argue not (...)

Al Porter: Resigned last November from Today FM where he had presented a lunchtime show.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

A Catholic bishop has called for “balance, proper proportion and fair play” so that comedian Al Porter “may feel free and welcome to make us laugh aga(...)

Kevin McNamara: his arrival in the Commons following a byelection came just before the outbreak of the Troubles and for the bulk of his career it was a major focus of his concern. Photograph: PA

Former British Labour Party MP Kevin McNamara, who has died aged 82,probably did more during his long political career than any other British politici(...)

Former Labour MP Kevin McNamara has died at the age of 82 after he was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer last month. Photograph: PA Wire

Former British Labour spokesman on Northern Ireland Kevin McNamara has died aged 82 after a short illness. Mr McNamara had been an MP for 39 years, f(...)

Mr Chrome and Blindboy Boatclub aka the Rubberbandits. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The broadcasting regulator has rejected 11 complaints about an item on RTÉ’s the Late Late Show in which Blindboy Boatclub from comedy duo Rubberbandi(...)

 A woman pays respects to Cardinal Connell at his funeral in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A remarkable feature of Cardinal Desmond Connell’s funeral last week was the scarcity of public representatives. It was such a “small” affair for some(...)

Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits joked about Midnight Mass on the ‘Late Late Show’ on January 6th.

A parish priest in Co Kerry has lodged a complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over the “ridiculing of the Eucharist” on RTÉ television(...)

Anti-divorce campaigner Úna Bean Mhic Mhathúna. Photograph: Frank Miller

Marriage as a life-long union would become “legally obsolete” if divorce was introduced, the Catholic bishops told taoiseach Garret FitzGerald two we(...)

Polling in the 1983 referendum. Garrett Fitzgerald sought to leave abortion law subject to legislation in the Dáil and outside the scope of the Constitution: Pat Langan / The Irish Times

It was in the early 1980s that the pro-life people approached Fianna Fáil asking that they promise an amendment to the Constitution to protect the lif(...)

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