Kirstie Keohane in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. She is disappointed at how the Australian government is treating backpackers

When Denise Daly arrived in Australia last November, she never imagined living in a working hostel with 80 other backpackers during a pandemic. But w(...)

Séamus Mallon speaking in the House of Commons in 1999. Photograph: PA

My first face-to-face meeting with the former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon was on December 19th, 1975, when members of the so-(...)

Northern secretary Karen Bradley: John Teggart, whose father Daniel was killed at Ballymurphy, said, “We have one request . . . and that is for her to resign immediately.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Northern secretary Karen Bradley faced further calls to resign on Friday despite continuing attempts to row back from her claim in the House of Common(...)

Michael Donnellan, Director General, Irish Prison Service, recently drew attention to the “huge pressure” being created within prisons by drugs-related gangs.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Because of a rising prison population, robust data is required on the incidence of crime, detection rates, sentencing patterns and the use of probatio(...)

Mary Berry is coming to the National Ploughing Championships and you could be joining her there for afternoon tea. Photograph:  Georgia Glynn Smith

Are you brave enough to bake for Mary Berry? The TV star and cookbook author will be a guest of the National Dairy Council (NDC) at the National Ploug(...)

Irish trad and folk band Beoga have released a new single We Don’t Have To Run with singer Ryan McMullan on vocals. The Antrim-based band will kick (...)

Seven of the 14 ‘hooded men’, who were kept in hoods interned in Northern Ireland in 1971, (from left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Fracncie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke, following a press conference at KRW Law in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the Government’s case that fourteen men interned in Northern Ireland in the 1970s were subjected to to(...)

A student who as a schoolboy caused the death of 13-year-old Oisín McGrath was on Friday sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years. (...)

Emmet Kirwan’s Heartbreak is the latest dazzling take on the state of our nation.

Emmet Kirwan, whose powerful spoken-word film Heartbreak has gone viral, says it is “his rage against the hypocrisy of Ireland in 2016, an Ireland tha(...)

Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson in Dublin Oldschool

Emmet Kirwan latest dazzling take on the state of our nation takes the form of a short film called Heartbreak. The film was made by director Dave T(...)

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