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House of Representatives impeachment managers walk to the Senate chamber on Thursday  to begin the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove US president Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday, as a congressional watchdog found(...)

Retired garda Jim Herlihy of the  Historical and Reconciliation Police (Harp) Society: ‘It was absolutely vitriolic from the keyboard warriors.’  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It has been a rough few days for retired garda Jim Herlihy, the public face of the Historical and Reconciliation Police (Harp) Society. Not only was (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is paid €1.2m  a year by FAI. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It would be a “welcome” gesture if Mick McCarthy, the manager of the Irish senior men’s soccer team, took a cut in his €1.2 million salary in light of(...)

As it stands, no VAT is charged by EU member states on airline tickets.  Photograph: Dublin Airport

The State will “engage constructively” in negotiations surrounding an aviation fuel tax or the application of VAT on airline tickets, the Department o(...)

As it stands, no VAT is charged by EU member states on airline tickets. Photograph: iStock

The trend of ever cheaper air travel could be coming to an end with several taxation measures proposed at EU level. According to Irish economist Colm (...)

John Alex Kane received a two-month suspended sentence in late July for civil contempt of undertakings not to interfere with receiver Myles Kirby’s efforts to sell land. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A car dealer has been warned by the president of the High Court he may be jailed for alleged further breach of undertakings not to interfere with effo(...)

The impeachment inquiry into Mr Trump  entered a new phase this week with the holding of public hearings. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Marie Yovanovitch, the career State Department official who was recalled early by the Trump administration as ambassador to Ukraine, will testify toda(...)

Co Antrim coast. Last year, tourism contributed more than €9 billion to the Irish economy – equivalent to about 3 per cent of GDP. Photograph: iStock

Despite positive growth in the number of overseas visitors coming here, domestic travel remains the single biggest source of spending in the tourism s(...)

 Philip O’Brien, emissions mitigation specialist with the EPA, told the conference that agriculture emissions have decreased since 1990, from 37 per cent to 33 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Universal consumption-based carbon taxes would be much more successful in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, according to UCD economist Colm Mc(...)

A calf was found with just three feet by Department of Agriculture veterinary inspectors when they called to a farm in Co Kerry and the farmer is now (...)

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