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 Niamh and Sarah Kidd from Kinvara, Co Galway, with the new Concise English-Irish Dictionary, the first of its kind in over sixty years. Photograph:Andrew Downes

Living languages are shaped by their environment and as the lives of speakers change the way they communicate and express themselves evolves. The imp(...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Co Wicklow priest has accused Minister for Health Simon Harris of having an “ABC, Any but Catholic” attitude after the Wicklow TD praised a school f(...)

SMEs account for 65 per cent of the State’s employees and contribute 31 per cent of exports

A new junior minister to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurial education in primary school and supports for female entrepreneur(...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

The Government is signing the presidential election order on Tuesday, kick-starting a 28-day period in which hopeful candidates can secure a place on (...)

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has announced her intention to run for the presidency. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has announced her intention to run for the presidency. In a statement circulated across social media on Sunday evening, Ms(...)

Gavin Duffy at a  pro-hunting demonstration at  the Green Party annual convention in 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Gavin Duffy’s bid to become president was barely hours old when it was mired in controversy over his involvement in hunting. Animal right(...)

Gavin Duffy, who says  he entered the race “to give voters a choice”. He is a member of the Louth Hunt and a former chairman of the Hunting Association of Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Gavin Duffy has confirmed he is seeking a nomination to run in the presidential election. In a post on Twitter, Mr Duffy said he is seeki(...)

President Michael D Higgins has confirmed he is to offer himself for a second seven-year term in Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Independent members of the Oireachtas are attempting to harness support from members of the Dáil, Seanad and county councils as they seek to field a p(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan speaking to reporters when she launched the Laura Lynn Heroes ball which will take place on May 12th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ has said it has “established procedures” on how to deal with an employee or contractor who wants to seek public office, as broadcaster Miriam O’Ca(...)

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