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Shares in the Irish airline rose by just over 7 per cent in early trading in Dublin after news of the deal was confirmed. Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

Shares in Ryanair rallied from near two-year lows on Thursday after the company confirmed it had reached a deal with trade union Fórsa in talks over t(...)

Kirsten Mate Maher’s father, Kwalo Mate, and her mother,  Jacinta Maher, joined her on stage after she was crowned the Rose of Tralee. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

On Monday Kirsten Mate Maher was offered a place at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to study multimedia and application development with a(...)

Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey shares a moment with her mother, Angela Ray, following the former’s stage interview with Dáithi Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

In the run-up to the Rose of Tralee, Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey (24) was noteworthy as the first mother to make it to the live final. Ms Lacey, fr(...)

British troops during the War of Independence in 1920. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

The old IRA disappeared almost four times as many people in Cork alone as the Provisional IRA did throughout the whole of the Troubles, new research c(...)

Micheál Martin said there had been a proposal prior to him becoming Minister for Education in 1997 to have history removed as a core subject at Junior Certificate level.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he will restore history to the core Junior Certificate curriculum if his party are in government after the (...)

Sean Lemass pictured with Eamon de Valera  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former taoiseach Seán Lemass would have aligned with the present Irish Government in relation to Brexit but he could not be considered as a social pro(...)

Lisa Chambers accused the DUP of willingly ensuring that Stormont institutions are kept suspended because it suits the party’s agenda at Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

DUP and Sinn Féin’s conduct in relation to Brexit is a “disgrace”, Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers has said. Ms Chambers, the party’s spokeswoman on Br(...)

Éamon de Valera on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London in 1932. Photograph: PA

Political rivals Éamon de Valera and WT Cosgrave are jointly responsible for preserving democracy in the Irish State when so many other European count(...)

A new memorial to the Irish who fought at Passchendaele and to the Jesuit priest and army chaplain Fr Willie Doyle SJ has been unveiled. UK ambassado(...)

US president Woodrow Wilson set up the Committee on Public Information after the US declared war on Germany in April 1917.

A surprising upsurge in the recruitment of the Irish in the last months of the first World War may have been down to American propaganda, it has been (...)

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