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The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley will hold talks with the North’s five main parties at Stormont on Thursday to determine if there is any chance of a political breakthrough in the coming weeks. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the British prime minister Theresa May, who are reviewing what progress has been made in the talks aimed at restoring S(...)

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to implement an Irish language act in Northern Ireland.

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Th(...)

Michael Conlan makes his entrance to the ring ahead of his  featherweight fight   against Ruben Garcia Hernandez at  Madison Square Garden in  New York on Sunday night. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Belfast featherweight Michael Conlan has been criticised for his ringwalk song prior to his bout on St Patrick’s Day in New York as it contained a pro(...)

Designed by the then Cork county architect, Patrick McSweeney, the 16-storey Cork County Hall, some 64.3 metres high, superseded Dublin’s Liberty Hall. File photograph: Ger McCarthy

It’s no exaggeration to say that Cork County Hall has always been held literally in high regard by Corkonians but then that’s no surprise - for four d(...)

Designed by the then Cork county architect, Patrick McSweeney, the 16-storey Cork County Hall, some 64.3 metres high, superseded Dublin’s Liberty Hall. File photograph: Ger McCarthy

It was Ireland’s tallest building for years, much to the satisfaction of Corkonians everywhere, and now Cork County Hall’s status is to be recognised (...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will preside over the appeal concerning  the constitutional rights of the unborn. Photograph: Collins Courts

An appeal involving potentially the widest consideration by the Supreme Court of the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn will open befor(...)

The seven-judge court’s decision on the appeal, which opens on February 21st, may affect the wording of this summer’s referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment

A team of six barristers – five women and one man – will represent the State in this month’s Supreme Court appeal potentially involving the courts’ (...)

Michael Conlon: December 15th, 1926-November 15th, 2016. He clinched a gas interconnector deal between Ireland and Britain. Photograph: Mark Kelleher
Obituary: Michael Conlon
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  • November 19, 2016, 01:00

Michael Conlon, who has died in his 90th year, was one of Ireland’s most dynamic public servants. Not alone did he manage Cork County Council for 18 y(...)

Michael Conlon was chairman of Bord Gáis for 12 years. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Warm tributes have been paid to former Bord Gáis chairman and Cork county manager Michael Conlon with both business leaders and local government figur(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan with Irish cross country runner Ciara Mageean at the opening of the Sport Ireland National Cross Country Track. Photograph: Sportsfile

My morning run takes me down Boranaraltry Lane and through the valley and across the side of Glencullen Mountain. From there it drops around Raven’s R(...)

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