Tony Murphy

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The protection of the single market and the guaranteeing of animal-food health standards are simply too important to be left to the fantasies of a state that has dodgy form on customs. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/Getty

It’s all about trust. Quite apart from their deleterious effect on the all-Ireland economy, member states simply do not trust the UK’s “customs-light”(...)

Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fred Hammond points up at a grubby apartment block from his makeshift seat on a pile of fishing nets and wonders how it was allowed to be built. It r(...)

Gerard Darcy, MD of Pemberley Audio Visual Solutions: ‘I find work/life balance difficult running a company as a father of three young children who also need my attention.’ Photograph: Sean Brosnan

Pemberley Audio Visual Solutions was established in 2012 by managing director Gerard Darcy and has grown to employ 15 people at its headquarters in Ta(...)

Biology teacher Sinead Reilly from O’Connell School in Dublin playing ‘guess the organ’ during a ‘blood and guts’ demonstration with pupils from Dublin 7 Educate Together National School in Grangegorman. as part of  Schools Science Day. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

The Dumbledore method of turning water to wine, blood and guts in the form of a pig’s organs clearly impressed the young audience at Schools Science D(...)

President of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne. The court said the State was on course to achieve its  2025   broadband targets

Ireland is not the only EU state struggling to resolve the problem of rural broadband, representatives of the European Court of Auditors have said. T(...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

From the “Cornameeltha: Portrait of an Irish Townland and its People” exhibition at the Boyle Arts Festival. Photographs: Tony Murphy

A photographic exhibition featuring the people, landscape and buildings of the small townland of Cornameeltha in Co Roscommon has opened as part of th(...)

The Government has nominated a number of senior judges to positions, though two vacancies on the Supreme Court remain outstanding. It has also nomin(...)

Jean Scales who lives in Luton: “We did not get the right information when we were voting. They should have told us what would happen.” Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Belfast-born Jean Scales is one of many volunteers who help out each day at the Luton Irish Forum – a body that was set up to help ageing Irish immigr(...)

Grey is the default neutral for bathroom decor

Bathrooms are a true barometer of the economy, fashion, taste and the mood of the nation. There was the post-war austerity of the 1950s (cold linoleum(...)

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