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Choughs. Illustration: Michael Viney

At the far end of Dursey island, Co Cork, the choughs are gathering in new families to probe the ground for grubs, stabbing the wind-shorn grass with (...)

Barry Cowen on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics programme on Sunday. Photograph: RTÉ screen shot

Newly appointed Minister for Agriculture and Marine Barry Cowen has described drink-driving home from the All-Ireland four years ago as a “terribly st(...)

Bríd Smith: “This is a war on workers, and it is time for workers to fight back”

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has written to People Before Profit Deputy Bríd Smith saying he is reviewing her comments in relation to a High Court(...)

Former Labour Northern secretary Peter Hain: called for  the British government and the Northern Ireland Executive to move urgently to implement a compensation scheme for victims of violence in the North. File Photograph:   Tim Whitby/PA

Two former Northern secretaries in Labour governments have joined a veteran Conservative adviser in calling for more effective action against paramili(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Pearse Doherty: ‘These parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil specifically, cannot be trusted.’ Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The proposed deal between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party will result in the “largest centre-right government” Ireland has seen in recent t(...)

So-called baby rooms are often uneconomical to run because of the carer-child ratios required for the care of very young children. Photograph: iStock

A group of 20 TDs have called on the Government to extend maternity leave benefits for women who were on maternity leave at the height of lockdown mea(...)

The Citizen Lab investigation was launched after it was contacted in 2017 by a Reuters journalist who had investigated Wirecard and was targeted by a phishing campaign. Photograph: Getty

A hackers-for-hire group dubbed Dark Basin has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world, including advocacy gro(...)

A hackers-for-hire group dubbed “Dark Basin” has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world, including advocacy groups, journalists, elected officials, lawyers, hedge funds and companies

A hackers-for-hire group dubbed “Dark Basin” has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world, including advocacy g(...)

A protester shows a picture of George Floyd from her phone to a wall of security guards as she and others demonstrate near the White House, in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

President Michael D Higgins has expressed the “greatest heartbreak” at scenes of “military confrontation with peaceful protesters” in the United State(...)

Pat McDonagh, owner and founder of Supermac’s, made the comments on RTÉ radio on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Chief executive of fast food chain Supermac’s, Pat McDonagh, has been sharply criticised in the Dáil over his claim the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment(...)

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