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Séamus Lawless is said to have slipped while in the “balcony area” near the summit of Everest after reaching it early last Thursday.

A fundraising page set up by the family of Séamus (Shay) Lawless, who has been missing on Mount Everest since Thursday, has raised over €220,000 in tw(...)

 Eric Trump, the son of US president Donald Trump, arrived in Shannon on Saturday to visit the family’s hotel and golf resort in Doonbeg. Photograph: Press 22

The Government has sought to downplay concerns about disagreements between Washington and Dublin about a possible visit by the US president to Ireland(...)

Simon Coveney: Ireland has to keep planning for the possibility that the UK will crash out of the European Union. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The inability of the British political system to see above party politics in relation to Brexit is “extraordinary”, the Tánaiste and Minister for Fore(...)

Nigel Farage at a rally with the Brexit Party’s European election candidates at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, Scotland,  on May 17th. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Sterling has slipped towards the lows of the year as the leadership contest for the Tory party moves into top gear. With a new prime minister likely w(...)

Members of the public tend to the injured following the detonation of a bomb on Talbot Street in Dublin in May 1974. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The British government has been asked for a “concrete response” concerning information it might have relating to the Dublin-Monaghan bombings. Minist(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Pearse Doherty: ‘What we have are the posh boys and girls of Fine Gael developing policies for people who are struggling.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin has accused the Government of failing to understand the difficulties of people struggling to buy or rent homes because Fine Gael “posh boys (...)

Sam Bailey from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, his father Paul, mother Fiona and sisters Kayla and Sarah, protesting over the HSE’s decision not funding the drug Spinraza, outside the Dáil in February. Photograph: James Forde

The postponement this week of the decision on the funding of the drug Spinraza to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been condemned in the Dáil. (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Fine Gael is a prudent party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Simon Coveney has defended Fine Gael’s image as a party of prudent financial management despite predicted budget overruns for the national children’s (...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage  visiting an e-cigarette and vape shop whilst on a European Parliament election campaign rally in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales on Wednesday. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty.

The relative success of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in the forthcoming European elections may increase the chances of British prime minister Theresa M(...)

Ballyhaunis Three: Seán Tighe, Bernie Waldron and John Devaney in New York. Photograph: @CBones705/Twitter

It’s a social-media tale of our times, and one that cheerfully fulfils the cliche that all 147 people in Ireland know each other. Around 5pm on Sunda(...)

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