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Cameron Redpath:  he has joined  the Scotland squad having previously played for England at under-20 level.   Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

What’s this about Scotland managing an early victory off the pitch in the build-up to next Saturday’s opening Six Nations Championship game against En(...)

The zero-Covid debate: a vanishingly small number of countries have, more or less, succeeded with such a strategy.

When confronted with difficult questions the standard political trick is to provide an answer to the query not asked; speak a truth unconnected to the(...)

Co-founder of Merrion Vaults Seamus Fahy says clients are spending an average of between €7,000 and €10,000. Photograph: Mark Nixon

Irish people are spending more on gold as they buy the precious metal to safeguard wealth against Covid-19’s economic impact, according to one major s(...)

Crowds at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

In September 2020, Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid stated that we are likely waving goodbye to the era of globalisation and entering into an “Age of(...)

The furthering of linkages between North and South through culture, environment and tourism can  raise the levels of mutual dependence and assist in the avoidance of conflict. Photograph: iStock

Debate on the constitutional position of Northern Ireland is often presented as binary: the options given are the status quo or a Border poll, with th(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Radoslav Radev and his healthcare load from Belgium was refused entry to Holyhead Port because of inadequate, post-Brexit papers. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Radoslav Radev cut a lonely figure as he stood by the freight check-in cabin for the Stena Line ferry to Dublin, handed in his papers and waited. Aft(...)

It is remarkable that some of the very earliest women to graduate as doctors were the daughters of clergymen. Photograph: iStock

At a time when religion is becoming increasingly marginalised in the education system, might there be collateral damage in terms of loss of achievemen(...)

Ryanair passenger aircraft at Stansted Airport. The Irish airline has cancelled a number of UK routes in a row with the CAA. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Ryanair is cancelling flights from Belfast and Derry to Britain in a row with the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Irish airline said on Mond(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health Robin Swann said nobody should be travelling from England to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An emergency meeting of the North’s Executive was underway late on Monday night to discuss travel from Great Britain amid concerns over the new, more (...)

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