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Dr Ali Selim of the Clonskeagh mosque in south Dublin described the President’s actions since assuming office as being ‘not only anti-Muslim but anti-everything. He is very much pro-confrontation at all levels.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A spokesman for Ireland’s largest mosque in Dublin has described as “really shocking” that US President Donald Trump should place a 90-day block on en(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: “I am deeply concerned that discrimination may be happening at US immigration in Irish airports.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The operation of US immigration pre-clearance at Irish airports must be “urgently reviewed”, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. Her c(...)

A man walks next to Chevrolet vehicles at a GM dealership in Miami, Florida: the Center for Automotive Research warns a tariff of 35 per cent could cut US car sales by 450,000 a year and cost 31,000 car industry-related jobs across the US. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Last year some two million cars were shipped to the US from Mexico. GM, the biggest US carmaker, imported 315,000 of its full-size Chevrolet Silverado(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is currently reviewing the 2009 Defamation Act.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent publication of the latest Edelsman survey, which finds that trust in Irish media has declined to an all-time low in the 17-year history of (...)

US president Donald Trump and his chief of staff Reince Priebus in the Oval Office of the White House. “I’ve had people come in, they walk in here and they just want to stare for a long period of time,” he says. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump, who flew across the country on hundreds of nights during the 2016 election campaign to sleep in his own bed, has now spent (...)

President Donald Trump signs one of three executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday, inluding reinstating the abortion “gag rule”.  Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In one of a number of sharp reversals from the Obama era, US president Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order banning international NGOs fr(...)

On the loose snow and ice the GT86’s rear tail can be swung like a pendulum with the merest input of throttle and the flick of the wheel

Standing on the cusp of 66 degrees north, the official latitude for the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi would probably be a one-reindeer town if it wasn’t fo(...)

Jeremy Corbyn’s call for a wage ceiling is an echo of a Swiss vote in 2013 to limit the pay of top executives to 12 times the wages of their lowliest employees.  Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a maximum wage for Britian’s highest earners, an ostensibly draconian measure necessary to stop th(...)

‘Homelessness should be treated as an emergency and more Nama-owned vacant properties occupied.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On this New Year’s Eve, it is time to be ambitious, frank and irreverent, so here is my list of 50 things I think we need in Ireland in 2017. 1 A big(...)

When asked whether he was looking forward to the election campaign, one of Enda Kenny’s stock responses was: “I’m f****ng dying for road.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Good morning, the digest this morning is a little different. We have asked each of the four contributors to choose their favourite piece from the dige(...)

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