The absence of a government is undermining the extent to which a contingency plan can be drawn up for Ireland if Britain votes to exit the European Union in a referendum in June, a leading Irish academic has warned.

The absence of a government is undermining the extent to which a contingency plan can be drawn up for Ireland if Britain votes to exit the European U(...)

British ambassador Dominick Chilcott. Photograph:

Britain exiting the European Union would reduce the contact between Irish and British politicians and officials that takes place in Brussels and woul(...)

Adi Roche, who is being awarded the Freedom of Cork City, greets a teenager from the Chernobyl region of Belarus who visited Ireland through her Chernobyl Children International charity. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Peace campaigner and founder of the Chernoby Children International charity Adi Roche is to be conferred with the Freedom of Cork city. Councillors v(...)

Bishop Paul Colton. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The willingness to accept diverse views and interpretations about the 1916 Easter Rising is hopefully a sign of Ireland’s growing maturity as a nation(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at Sunday’s Easter Rising centenary commemorations in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Easter Rising commemorations struck the right note in terms of dignity and inclusivity and reflected how much Ireland as a state and as a populati(...)

The Proclaimation is read during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising  at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City on monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Thousands gathered in Cork city on Monday to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising which saw over 1,000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in the city and county(...)

Ranelagh and Elizabeth Ranelagh with Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O’Leary at the interment of the ashes of their father, James O’Beirne at Republican Plot at St Finbarr’s Cemetery in Cork on Saturday

The family of a War of Independence veteran have described the decision by Cork City Council to allow his ashes to be interred at the republican plot (...)

A member of the Irish Defence Force reads the 1916 proclamation, outside the GPO during a military march in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 25 March 2016 Thousands are expected to attend a commemoration in Cork on Easter Monday to mark the ce(...)

Michael Healy-Rae wants to see a minister for rural affairs position created. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has declined to rule himself out of becoming a minister for rural affairs in the next government after he revea(...)

Members of the Knit & Natter group who meet every Friday at Dunmanway Library pictured with the stunning replica model of Dublin’s GPO, knitted and crocheted by them. Photograph courtesy of the Southern Star

It’s long been celebrated in song and in story but now 100 years on the Easter Rising has been commemorated in wool thanks to the efforts of a knittin(...)

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