The Irish Horse Welfare Trust was set up in 1999 to rescue and rehome abandoned and neglected horses, and is based on a 68-acre farm at Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow

A prominent horse welfare charity has abandoned plans to focus entirely on retraining retired racehorses despite warning the absence of such an organi(...)

Anti-Brexit protester in a Boris Johnson, mask pretends to dig a grave outside Downing Street: A backstop referendum is considered unwise in official circles because it would turn into a proxy Border poll. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

‘A backstop with a time limit ceases to be a backstop,” Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee said on Monday, ruling out a suggestion a(...)

Peadar Tóibín, leader of Aontú

The leader of Ireland’s newest political party and former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has said immigration into the country needs to be managed at a su(...)

Enda Kenny:  an internal Facebook  email said  Mr Kenny told company   executives at a private meeting in January 2013 that he “could exercise significant influence” during Ireland’s presidency of the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Current and former Fine Gael colleagues of Enda Kenny have defended the former taoiseach against claims that he helped Facebook’s efforts to lobby aga(...)

Leo Varadkar receives a birthday cake from DCU students and staff in Ballymun. The guest list for the Taoiseach’s birthday party has been putting noses out of joint. Photograph:  Julien Behal

It’s been like living through the opening scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this week in Leinster House, with a cast of increasingly for(...)

Lucinda Creighton is one of three new board members appointed to Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body of equestrian sports. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton is one of three new board members appointed to Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body of equestrian spo(...)

Speaking at the Kennedy Summer School, Former minister for EU affairs, Lucinda Creighton said there was ‘very little sign’ of the key Brexit issues being resolved. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has described the Brexit process as a “car-crash” and said two years of “shadowboxing” since th(...)

Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Ronan Murphy,  Lucinda Creighton and economist Jim Power at an RDS  discussion about the challenges that Brexit poses to the Irish sport horse industry. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Officials in Brussels increasingly believe that the UK will crash out of the European Union without a deal next year – a worst-case scenario for many (...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

Retainers know, as do repealers, that if the public mind is focused on allowing for abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities, the proposition will be carried.

Although Keith Redmond is never shy about sharing his opinion, the phone call asking him to record a campaign video outlining his concerns about the G(...)

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