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So far, Lincolnshire has seen the erection of more than 70 large turbines, while another 118 are in the pipeline

Three years ago Melvin Grosvenor won a planning battle against the building of eight 125m turbines near his home in Baumber, Lincolnshir(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has defended the party's performance in Government, saying the party would not retreat from its responsibility to turn t(...)

Labour Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin and Fine Gael Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Labour’s problems are compounded by the fact that its own pre-election pledges and promises were made in laboratory conditions and could not be sustained. Photograph: Frank Miller

At times combing through the staff reports of the EU Commission and the International Monetary Fund this week, you were reminded of the old can(...)

Nessa Childers arriving with Liz Mc Manus to the European Parliament election count at Punchestown in June 2009. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

MARK HILLIARD MEP Nessa Childers has said any assertion by the Labour leadership that her resignation from the party was not a tough dec(...)

Elizabeth Brennan, Cathy Henderson and Mary Hunter working on the 1913 Lockout Tapestry. The creative process is a collective experience, with each of the panels created by members of craft,  community and prison groups. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The thing to remember about the 1913 Lockout Tapestry is that it’s not a tapestry. “It’s not a tapestry,” says Helen Jakobsen, a member (...)

Nessa Childers with Labour leader Eamon Gilmore at the Ireland East count in Punchestown, Co Kildare, in June 2009.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a Sunday in early June 2009, I was chatting off-air to a leading Labour Party figure in RTÉ during European election result programmes. I wo(...)

 Nessa Childers arriving with Liz Mc Manus at the European Count East Constituency, Punchestown in 2009. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Labour MEP Nessa Childers has resigned from the Labour parliamentary party, saying she does not want to support a Government that is hurting pe(...)

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson expects Martin O’Neill to take a brief break from the game . Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Alex Ferguson has side-stepped the fascism row that has enveloped Paolo di Canio’s first few days at Sunderland – preferring instead to focus (...)

The anti-austerity march organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions  in Dublin  earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Opposition has said the disclosure that the troika is monitoring health spending on a monthly basis is a reflectio(...)

“While Fianna Fáil were the culprits in office, Fine Gael and Labour were complicit in the policies that caused the crisis.” Clockwise from left: Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore, Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin at the interdenominational service of prayer for the assembly of the 31st Dáil in St Ann’s Church in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Four and a half years ago there was a prospect our political culture was about to change utterly. The culture that recklessly drove the country(...)

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