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Vera Twomey says her daughter, who has severe epilepsy, is thriving since she started using medicinal cannabis and hasn’t been admitted to hospital in two years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has said that she was “devastated” to read the comments of doctors in Monday’s Irish Times who criticised “t(...)

Speaking in the Dáil chamber, Mr Bruton had warned ‘everyone will have to make changes’. He noted sharp differences over who should pay carbon tax. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Continued use of fossil fuels, notably gas, will be necessary in Ireland in spite of the declaration of a climate emergency by unanimous approval of t(...)

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh, who announced his retirement during this week’s Punchestown Festival. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The boom was back at Punchestown this week as vendors at the finale of the Irish jump-racing season reported good times and buoyant sales again. Atte(...)

 Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave  kept his silence when he was  interviewed by   Philip Boucher-Hayes on Tuesday’s edition of Drivetime. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Whatever else about tech entrepreneurs, they are not renowned for their timeless glamour. So kudos of a kind is due to Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgra(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave held a press conference outside a coffee shop in Ranelagh on Wednesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has said there “absolutely” could be a perception of hypocrisy over his criticism of Ireland’s tax regime, due to th(...)

Louise McSharry: deploys her PC jargon in lighthearted fashion

For all that 2FM covets a youthful audience, it’s not always an obvious destination for the generation of snowflakes that supposedly passes for young (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (C), shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey  in the Houses of Parliament in London preparing for a meeting with prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May and the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held a “useful but inconclusive” meeting on the way forward on Brexit o(...)

Just 69 motorists were caught over the drink-driving limit “the morning after” since the beginning of the year, latest Garda figures show. Last month(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is to bring his broadband recommendations to Cabinet before the end of the month.

A final decision on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is expected within weeks after Minister for Communications Richard Bruton confirmed he would bri(...)

Rowan Kelly from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending the 13th consecutive Friday protesting about Climate Change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fine Gael has been accused of attempting to dilute a key climate action target to decarbonise the Irish economy by 2050. The Committee on Climate Act(...)

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