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The proposed  22-storey building in Dublin will include a 106-bedroom hotel

After taking two years to secure planning permission for his Tara Street tower, it appears to be a case of full steam ahead for developer Johnny Ronan(...)

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon at Mountjoy Prison, where he delivered a TEDx talk to about 100 guests and inmates in the prison’s chapel on Tuesday. Photograph: Maxwell

It is still frowned on to swear in church, even if that church is in Mountjoy Prison. So there was some nervous laughter on Tuesday when Dublin footb(...)

 The “Festival of Britain” appears under threat as the DUP will only support it if it is called the “Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” and held in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency of Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

There were plenty of Brexit-themed japes to be found on April Fool’s Day this year although, to be honest, they were hard to distinguish from the othe(...)

Flo McSweeney: ‘I had always sensed I was sometimes treated like a flibberty-gibberty, girly-girl pop singer, someone of not much substance.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

To say men with more ego and little more skill than your average X Factor contestant dominated the rock-pop music scene in 1980s Ireland is to underst(...)

Kildare-based agri-tech company, Terra NutriTECH, is harnessing the power of the cloud to make life easier for farmers and improve animal health. Wh(...)

British MP Boris Johnson on the main stage at the Pendulum Summit this year, being interviewed by RTÉ’s Bryan Dobson. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A number of leading State’s agencies paid €33,050 for 81 staff to see the likes of Richard Branson and Conor McGregor appear at the Pendulum Summit la(...)

Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Shares in Flybe Group soared after it said it had received an alternative financing proposal from a new consortium, challenging a Richard Branson-back(...)

A rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar probe including a lander and a rover blasts off from  Xichang launch centre in the Sichuan province of China in December. Photograph: VCG via Getty

China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit. Following its successful and world-beating trip to the far side of the moon, China is prepa(...)

EuroMillions lottery winners Frances (centre) and Patrick  Connolly:  won the £114,969,775 million jackpot in the New Year’s Day draw. Photograph: Paul Faith

The first thing Northern Ireland’s £115 million (€127 million) EuroMillions jackpot winners are likely to want to do is take a holiday and they mentio(...)

Island of Dreams: Harry Enfield as Richard Branson. Photograph: BBC/Ray Burmiston

If you would prefer not to snoop and fawn through celebrity homes, and instead invite them round to yours for some laid-back fun and frolics, chances (...)

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