Mark Daly

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Many who used non-contact tonometers will no longer be able to do so, because the pump of air from the machine causes particles to ‘fly all over the place’, says Mark Daly. Photograph: Getty Images

Opticians will be unable to carry out full eye tests during a single appointment when they reopen on Monday, forcing patients to pay higher fees for r(...)

Senator Diarmuid Wilson (left) with Labour Party leader Alan Kelly. Mr Wilson is viewed as the frontrunner to be the next cathaoirleach of the Seanad. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The campaign has begun for the €114,130 job of cathaoirleach of the Seanad. Fianna Fáil Senators Mark Daly and Diarmuid Wilson and outgoing chair Den(...)

Staff  count votes in the Seanad election at the Printworks, Dublin Castle, on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will have a majority in the Seanad if they form a coalition following the completion of the marathon five-day vocational pan(...)

In its editorial The Economist suggests that Irish unity was never more ‘than a Republican fantasy’ until this general election in which Sinn Féin emerged as the biggest party in the Republic.

The Economist magazine has suggested a united Ireland could “come to seem unstoppable” following Sinn Féin’s success in the general election. The in(...)

May 1921: Lord John Denton Pinkstone French inspecting the Royal Irish Constabulary. Hundreds of RIC members were killed during the War of Independence. Photograph: Walshe/Topical Press Agency/Getty

In September the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan became the first government minister to attend a commemoration service for the Royal Irish Cons(...)

A  view of Stormont as cross-party talks to restore the Northern Ireland powersharing government begin, in Belfast. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The results of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland provoked a predictable chorus from commentators claiming it was a vote for a united Irelan(...)

Asking unionists what kind of united Ireland they want is like asking turkeys what kind of sauce they want to be served with at Christmas, Senator Ian Marshall has said.  Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Asking unionists what kind of united Ireland they want is like asking turkeys what kind of sauce they want to be served with at Christmas, Senator Ian(...)

Billy Hutchinson says political unionism in the North must join the debate about a united Ireland, even if they do not want one.  Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

Unionism cannot “bury its head in the sand like an ostrich” over the prospect of a border poll, the former UVF commander and Progressive Unionist Par(...)

Long-term planning and preparation is required for a united Ireland, an Mark Daly has said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Long-term planning and preparation is required for a united Ireland, an Irish senator has said. Mark Daly said the Brexit crisis showed the unforesee(...)

The bronze plaque, which displays the words of the 1916 proclamation, will be added to the Washington Monument. Photograph: iStock

A new plaque honouring the 1916 Rising is to be unveiled on Thursday in Washington as the famous Washington Monument re-opens to the public after a th(...)

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