The Shannon closure will directly affect 83 Aer Lingus cabin crew.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Cabin crew union Fórsa says Aer Lingus refused to attend a Labour Court hearing over the airline’s plan to close its Shannon base, where up to 126 job(...)

Sinn Féin has risen to its highest ever level in an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll tonight, with 31 per cent support from likely voters, putting (...)

Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy: “The former members of the commission stand over its report which speaks for itself and must be read in its entirety.” Photograph: Eric Luke

In the depths of the winter of 2009, the then taoiseach, Brian Cowen, rose in the Dáil to give his verdict on the just-published Murphy report which h(...)

Process development engineer Becca Dunne at APC, the pharmaceutical research and development company that announced a €25 million investment on Thursday  to  enable the rapid research and manufacture of vaccines. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Irish pharma research company APC has announced a major expansion that will see it establish a vaccine manufacturing facility at Cherrywood in south D(...)

Bridget McCarthy with daughters Margaret (6) and Katie Scarlet (11) of Spring Lane halting site. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Standing near her storm-damaged mobile home in the Spring Lane halting site on Cork’s northside, Michelle Delaney says her two-year-old daughter sleep(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing in Downing Street on Friday. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Irish and British officials will seek to work together on topics including legacy issues in the North, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said last night, after(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that while there will be a reduction in a coming shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, he is still expecting further large deliveries to come in May and June.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There will be no increase to the four-week gap between doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, despite Government expectations that the space be extended(...)

 US president Joe Biden: Has spoken at length about renewing the transatlantic relationship and working closely with European allies. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Joe Biden will make his first overseas trip in June, when he visits England and Brussels for a series of high-level international summits(...)

Boris Johnson in a still from BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight special

Boris Johnson has declared there will be no referendum on the reunification of Ireland for “a very, very long time to come”. The UK prime minister ha(...)

Nationalist youths clashing with loyalists at the Lanark Way peaceline in west Belfast: Nationalists understandably want the Irish Government to take an assertive position by their side with unionism in meltdown. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Four years ago, Dublin and London took an institution meant to solve problems and turned it into a controversy in its own right. Now this is happening(...)

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