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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage  visiting an e-cigarette and vape shop whilst on a European Parliament election campaign rally in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales on Wednesday. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty.

The relative success of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in the forthcoming European elections may increase the chances of British prime minister Theresa M(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton says the bidder expects to get to 80 per cent take-up after five years. Some sources say this is   unrealistic. Photograph:  Michael Smith/Getty

With a lengthy Cabinet debate on the decision on Tuesday, heavy leaking in advance and an eight-Minister strong panel at the announcement, there was l(...)

Lester Cassidy with RTÉ’s Fergal Keane and  Irish Times angling correspondent Derek Evans at the new facility on the river Moy

“This new facility is going to be a life-changer for me,” declared Lester Cassidy following the opening of the East Mayo Anglers’ Association (EMAA) d(...)

Maria Walsh says she does not come from the ‘pedigree’ side of Fine Gael. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ruffling the feathers of people with a Fine Gael pedigree who hold traditional values will be an important contribution by the new candidates for upco(...)

The Chicago River as it winds its way through downtown after being dyed green. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

If you suffer from chlorophobia (fear of the colour green), downtown Chicago is not the place to be around St Patrick’s Day. But if you happen to be a(...)

 Independent deputy Mattie McGrath   hit out at Government Ministers appointing ‘spin doctors’ and ‘yet the Government is telling the nurses it cannot pay them’.  File photograph: Eric Luke

A shouting match erupted in the Dáil between Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring and Independent TD Mattie McGrath in a row over ministerial advis(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue made 11 representations to Revenue for constituents. Photograph: Donall Farmer

TDs and Senators made a total of 227 representations to the Revenue Commissioners including the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance Pasch(...)

Minister for Rural and Community Affairs Michael Ring clashed with Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny in the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin has been accused of “taking the Queen’s shilling” but failing to represent Ireland in a Dáil row over funding for Border areas post-Brexit. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross because it leads to a public “back and forth” between Fine Gael (...)

The first service was launched in Listowel, Co Kerry, last June and since last summer a total of 65 additional services across all 26 counties have been running on average from 6pm to 11pm typically on Friday and Saturday.

A pilot programme which has seen evening and late night public transport services operating in rural areas since the middle of last year has been give(...)

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