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Eugene Drennan, Irish Road Haulage Association president, at Government Buildings in January. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A shortage of lorry drivers presents a major risk to the supply of goods across the country and on international export routes, the Irish Road Haulage(...)

Ken McCue in King’s Inns Park, Dublin, where as a teenager he witnessed a stabbing: ‘I didn’t sleep for ages. I still feel it,’ he says of the incident. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ken McCue was a young teenager in the late 1960s when he saw another youth being stabbed during an organised fight in the King’s Inn area of north Dub(...)

Michael D Higgins’s popularity means he sometimes gets away with pushing the boundaries of the presidency. Photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

During the fateful RTÉ Frontline presidential debate near the end of the 2011 election campaign, one candidate – who had more or less been written off(...)

  Ruesha Littlejohn in action for Aston Villa, which she joined in the summer. Photograph: Jacques Feeney/FA via Getty Images

Ruesha Littlejohn is well placed to comment on the treatment of female footballers at professional clubs in the United Kingdom. The 31-year-old’s move(...)

The two-shilling coin, complete with the leaping salmon of Percy Metcalfe’s classic 1928 design

Readers of a certain age will remember the florin, or flóirín as it was in Irish. Those of an uncertain age will even recall when it was Ireland’s two(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he understood where the President was ‘coming from’ with regard to his decision not to attend the commemoration service next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has dismissed suggestions that Anglo-Irish relations have been damaged by the decision of President Michael D Higgins not to (...)

World greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise 16 per cent by 2030 compared with 2010, based on all the existing climate pledges that have been formally submitted by the 191 parties to the Paris accord. Photograph: iStock

The world’s climate pledges are far off track from meeting the goals of the Paris climate accord, according to a new UN report card that tallies up na(...)

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