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The State wants clarity on the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn due to a number of apparently conflicting High Court judgments on that issue. File photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the State concerning a significant High Court judgment which found the word “unborn” in the Constitu(...)

Ohio businessman Ed Crawford, who has emerged as the front-runner to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, at the opening of an Irish Cultural Garden in Cleveland. Image: YouTube.

Ohio businessman Ed Crawford has emerged as the front-runner to become the next US ambassador to Ireland. A long-time Republican party donor, Mr Cra(...)

Back in campaign mode: President Trump leaves Wednesday’s rally in Cedar Rapids. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

After the endless controversies, and incessant scandals, this week brought something of a reprieve for Donald Trump. The US president got a big boost (...)

Deerfield in the Phoenix Park: the late 18th century home has been the US ambassador’s official residence in Ireland since 1927. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donald Trump’s choice for US ambassador to Ireland has not been officially confirmed yet, but he has already asked a decorator to plan a revamp of De(...)

Melania Trump  will not be there when Enda Kenny presents a bowl of shamrock to Donald Trump next Thursday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US first lady Melania Trump is not due to appear alongside husband Donald Trump when he meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Patrick’s Day ceremony ne(...)

Brian Burns, the business executive and commercial lawyer who president Donald Trump wants to be his ambassador to Ireland, in his office in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Three paintings hang on the wall behind the desk of Brian Burns, the business executive, attorney, philanthropist and, he hopes, President Donald Trum(...)

US president Donald Trump: the Government appears to have no sway over decisions made in US immigration pre-clearance at Irish airports. Photograph: Ron Sachs

Less than a day after the Taoiseach promised a “complete review” of US immigration facilities at Irish airports, the Government has conceded it has no(...)

Brian P Burns, a grandson of Irish immigrants, is understood to have traced his ancestry to Co Kerry. Photograph:

US president-elect Donald Trump has reportedly chosen Brian Burns to be the next ambassador to Ireland. Mr Trump told the New York Times he had chose(...)

Brian Burs, associate professor and pre-hospital and retrieval specialist based in Sydney, Australia, is among flying doctors who have voiced concern over Northern Ireland’s air ambulance plan.  Photograph: Brian Burns/PA

Flying doctors from around the world have written to Northern Ireland’s health minister to express concern about her plans for an air ambulance in Nor(...)

There are apparently conflicting High Court decisions on the extent of the constitutional rights of the ‘unborn’.

The State is seeking to appeal a key High Court finding that the word “unborn” in the Constitution means an “unborn child” entitled to a range of rig(...)

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