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Emer Kelly, who died of an asthma attack, and her daughter, Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly’s mother, Emer, suffered from asthma since childhood and was “always breathless”, Ciara recalls. Asthma attacks came “almost monthly” and (...)

Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leo Varadkar’s offer to Micheál Martin of a deal to keep the current political arrangements in place until 2020 is a calculated political manoeuvre wh(...)

Liam  Miller was capped 21 times by the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA have agreed to consider further a proposal that the Liam Miller Tribute Match be played at the €80 million newly developed Pairc Ui Chaoimh. (...)

The duchess and duke of Sussex with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as they arrive at Government Buildings during their visit to Dublin. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

“We need a large national conversation,” opined Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, indicating she wouldn’t mind seeing a presidential election later (...)

Leo Varadkar: “I don’t think I have said one personalised negative thing about Micheál Martin or made a personalised remark about him.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Tensions between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have continued to escalate after Micheál Martin described Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as a “prickly” man “with a(...)

John Allen, front, and members of  VOCADS outside the Dáil to mark a motion due before the house on a redress scheme for victims of convicted child sex abusers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of men who were sexually abused in schools as children gathered at Leinster House on Wednesday ahead of a Dáil debate on whether the State is (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with  other leaders  at the British-Irish Council  meeting in Guernsey on June 22nd. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The mystery of why London will not convene the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference has a twin. Why is London snubbing the British-Irish Council(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen will take part in a TV3 debate on Wednesday night.

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen has said she will take part in Wednesday night’s TV3 debate on the Eighth Amendment, having previously withdrawn (...)

In the wake of this controversy, politicians from across the political divide might reflect on what is required to remedy the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

Vicky Phelan, Emma Mhic Mhathúna and Stephen Teap (husband of Irene) have consistently called for management and political accountability for the heal(...)

EU chief negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier speaking to journalists in Newry on Monday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, came to the Border again and crossed it but first had to deny that the “backstop” option(...)

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