Sam Matthews

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Denis Dineen and son Dylan in Dineen’s in  Macroom: “I am down a fortune since the closure. I was expecting to be closed for four weeks.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Tom Sweeney, whose family has run Mary Anne’s Bar in Masseytown, Macroom, since shortly after the Famine, considered permanently closing his doors aft(...)

Former Brexit Party MEP for East Midlands Annunziata Rees-Mogg: stood down to avoid splitting the Brexit vote in key marginals and putting Britain’s departure from the EU at risk.  Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Boris Johnson has accused Jeremy Corbyn of seeking to rig a second Brexit referendum by allowing EU citizens living in Britain to vote. In a letter to(...)

Paudie Coffey at the Four Courts during the third week of his High Court action. File photograph: Collins

Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey has settled his High Court action over a newspaper article which he said defamed him when he was likened to an 18th ce(...)

Kilkenny councillors voted to allow members of the public and the press back into their SPC meetings, which formulate policy. Photograph: iStock

Members of Kilkenny County Council have agreed to reverse the exclusion of members of the media and public from the council’s Strategic Policy Committ(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph:  House of Commons/PA Wire

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has called for party members facing credible accusations of anti-Semitism to be automatically excluded from the part(...)

Paudie Coffey pictured at the Four Courts last Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in a defamation case taken by Fine Gael politician Paudie Coffey. A retrial may now occur with the legal costs to(...)