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Sarah Durcan, the  Social Democrats’ candidate in Dublin Bay South, launching her byelection campaign outside the Dáil on Wednesday, flanked by Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An action-packed day on the political front. It was all go around Leinster House. TDs belting onto the plinth for all manner of media opportunities, (...)

Leinster fans celebrate after Ryan Baird goes over for a try during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game at the  RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 38 Dragons 7 After more than 15 months and 17 games in the Aviva and the RDS without them, Leinster opened its doors to welcome back support(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin shimmies down the red carpet to deliver the good news to the nation on Friday. Handout photograph: Julien Behal Photography

It was Micheál’s shimmiest shimmy yet down the red carpet. He couldn’t wait to deliver the good news. And it was very thoughtful of the Taoiseach to(...)

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan’s cautious approach left sinking hearts all round. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The country is in bits over the Leaving Cert. Including people who never imagined they would end up in their later years fretting about the damn thin(...)

Sod that: Deputy mayor of Fingal Robert O’Donoghue, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and mayor of Fingal David Healy at the sod-turning on a new social and affordable housing scheme at Dun Emer, Lusk, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

In a surprise development on Friday, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien was handed a shovel but, despite his best efforts, he was unable to dig hims(...)

The rigid factory-floor model of office life has been around since the industrial revolution. But Covid has demanded questions about what an office is really for if you don’t actually have to go there for work

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar predicted this week things will be “pretty much back to normal by August”. In his address to the nation at the end of April, Tao(...)

Racing heart: Senator Martin Conway. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Eh, I think you’re on mute there, deputy. Unmute yourself there please, deputy. Try the bottom-left-hand corner.” “Can you hear me now? Aah for fec (...)

The technical language of the Central Bank’s report on Davy has the effect of pulling punches. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

It is six years to the day tomorrow since the story of the Davy bond-trading scandal broke. Investigating it took so long, the Central Bank’s Dervil(...)

US president Joe Biden has signed 17 executive orders, designed to undo the major changes of the MAGA agenda. Photograph: Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty

It was not so much a torch that was passed from US president 45 to 46 but an incendiary device. By the time Donald Trump finally and reluctantly agree(...)

 Stephen Donnelly:  in August  he takes bronze in the trampoline at the  Olympics in Japan

Time to take our crystal bauble down from the soon-to-be-mulched tree and take a sneak preview at what lies ahead in 2021. JANUARY – It quickly becom(...)

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