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The Council of Europe’s founding members were all western European states with broadly similar values, but with the fall of the Iron Curtain it rapidly expanded eastwards to take in a swathe of ex-Soviet bloc states in transition to democracy. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

A defining moment in this era of constant tension between Europe and Russia played out this week in an unlikely setting. In the vast, cavernous chambe(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the authorities “would welcome complaints by any residents in direct provision at Mosney or any other centre”. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil missed a trick on Wednesday when the party’s transport spokesman published a Bill regulating the use of e-scooters. In light of recent de(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said the Government will look at how other EU Member States treat e-scooters. Photograph: Getty Images

MARIE O’HALLORAN A decision will be made “in a very quick time” about whether or not to amend the law to regulate the use of electric scooters on Iri(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross:  asked to clarify how long he has known 125,860 learner-driver permit holders who obtained their first licence between 1984 and 2016 have never taken a driving test.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government must urgently address a loophole which allows more than 120,000 learner drivers continue driving for years without taking a driving tes(...)

John Delaney: offer to step aside temporarily was greeted with astonishment by members of the parliamentary committee examining governance within the FAI who expected him to step down. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The board of the Football Association of Ireland will come under enormous pressure to step down in its entirety on Tuesday after politicians poured sc(...)

FAI president Donal Conway and FAI executive vice-president John Delaney arriving at Leinster House to give evidence to the Oireachtas Committee on Sport. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

FAI president Donal Conway told members of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport that the association’s current board would step aside if that was what it(...)

The Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship arrives into Dublin Port last year. The Dublin Port Company has been criticised by tourism interests for announcing plans to cut by 50 per cent the number of cruise ships docking in Dublin over the coming years. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The significant reduction in the number of cruise ships allowed into Dublin Port because of preparations for Brexit is a “temporary blip” that will la(...)

A view of a MetroLink sign. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fianna Fáil has criticised the Government’s handling of large infrastructural projects following its decision to shelve the proposed southside route o(...)

Light, flexible and inexpensive, electric scooters can be a handy way of commuting to and from work and are proving an increasingly popular alternative mode of transport in cities worldwide.

As recently as two years ago a grown-up on a scooter was regarded by most right-thinking Irish people as something of an attention-seeking oddball but(...)

Paddy Tully (centre flat cap) keeps an eye on the prices at the mart in Granard, Co Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

It is at sleepy crossroads such as Ballinalee that Leo Varadkar faces some of his toughest challenges. Situated between Granard and Longford town, th(...)

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