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A Bosnian Muslim woman offers prayers during a funeral ceremony for nine newly-identified Bosnian Muslim victims, at the Potocari Memorial Center and Cemetery, in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on July 11th. Photograph: Fehim Demir/ EPA.

Bosnia is marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the only crime in Europe since the Second World War that has been declared a genoci(...)

A tourist-free Temple Bar, March 15th, 2020. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

The programme for government, agreed by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party, declares that “the State has a fundamental role in enabling the de(...)

President Michael D Higgins presents the new Ministers with their seals of office. Photograph: Maxwells

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of the new ministerial positions have been allocated to women, an analysis of the State’s new Cabinet shows. There (...)

Consumers continue to be thrown under the bus or simply ignored. ‘The reality is consumers have been left in a no-man’s land and have seen their rights trampled over,’ says consumer advocate Dermott Jewell. Photograph: iStock.

Reader complaints and concerns about travel have not slowed even slightly as the country has eased its way out of lockdown and, if anything, we are ge(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, who succeeds Leo Varadkar, now faces the challenge of his political life. Photograph: Maxwells

There are some surprise promotions and a number of unexpected omissions in the new Government but the overall impression is of a potentially vigorous (...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

President Michael D  Higgins presents new Ministers with their Seal of Office on Saturday night.

Sweeping changes to Ministerial roles have been introduced as Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan appoin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing on Friday, outside Fine Gael headquarters in Dublin, that the party’s members had voted in favour of the programme for government. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

The make-up of the new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party Cabinet will be keenly watched, with work not yet fully completed on the exact structures of (...)

 Eoghan Murphy is expected to take up a position which will link the Fine Gael party organisation and the parliamentary party. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is not expected to be a senior or junior minister in a new coalition government between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and (...)

Protesters outside Leinster House in May call for the end of direct provision. This year, direct provision will cost the State about €200 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On a clear cold day in early May, onlookers peering through the gates of Leinster House could make out the figures of a handful of prominent Fianna Fá(...)

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