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Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition when he went missing after he reportedly fell. Photograph: Seamus Lawless/Facebook

A professor at Trinity College Dublin has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of the world’s highest mountain(...)

Lord Alf Dubs told the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly  that abortion could be passed into law by Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly if party talks restored the power-sharing government in Belfast. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Abortion could be legalised in Northern Ireland if the House of Commons chose to legislate on the matter as a human rights issue, the British-Irish Pa(...)

Andrew Rosindell: ‘A completely fresh start is needed, and this time it will be a different type of negotiation.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For a time, it seemed like the most contentious issue at the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly this week might be Lord Kilclooney complaining that (...)

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson  said: ‘We need to get to a place where we agree that there were things that went wrong and should never have happened and we move on’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Relationships on the island face “real challenges” if the legacy of the Troubles is not dealt with as people commemorate “very difficult centenaries” (...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton is pictured at a meeting of the  British Irish Parliamentary Assembly at  the Druids Glen Hotel in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton says he has not gone as far as embracing vegetarianism or veganism to help save the planet but has urged pe(...)

US Democrats John Delaney, Beto O’Rourke and Joe Biden who all aim to be the party’s presidential candidate next year. Photographs: Christopher Goodney, Lucy Nicholson, Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg, Reuters

The question of who is the most Irish contender in the race for the White House has set off a jovial debate among Democratic candidates running for th(...)

The watchdog is investigating the FAI after it emerged   its chief executive John Delaney gave the association a €100,000 loan to cover a cash shortfall at the organisation in 2017

The State’s corporate law watchdog has asked the High Court to decide whether documents handed over by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in a (...)

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has sought to reassure people in Drogheda that additional gardaí being assigned to deal with the town’s feuding drug ga(...)

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne - Pool/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and members of her US congressional delegation that he knows they will be there to protect (...)

Statkraft’s plan includes   a wind farm about 30km off the Dublin coast that could generate enough electricity to power about 500,000 homes

One of Europe’s biggest renewable energy producers may invest ¤1.5bn in electricity generators in Republic, including a wind farm about 30km off the D(...)

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