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The original protocol defaulted to ‘excessive rigidity,’ David Frost said, which is now ’needlessly harming’ Northern Ireland. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty Images

Brexit minister Lord David Frost has hardened his rhetoric ahead of the European Commission’s proposals on easing the impact of the Northern Ireland p(...)

Soldiers and police officers carry out checks at the main railway station in Milan on  March 9th, 2020, after  authorities  closed off the  northern  region of Lombardy in a bid to halt the  spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Paolo Salmoirago/EPA

Relatives of coronavirus victims in Italy are pushing for a full public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic as documents from the E(...)

Aircraft maintenance specialist Atlantic Aviation Group is buying rival Lufthansa’s Shannon business in a move likely to save 300 of 485 jobs. Photograph: Alan Betson

Union officials are seeking a meeting with Lufthansa Technik Shannon following news that up to 180 jobs could be lost in a deal that will rescue the a(...)

Some of the most serious early failings, the report suggests, resulted from apparent groupthink among scientists and ministers which led to ‘fatalism’, the report finds. Photograph: Getty Images

British families bereaved by coronavirus have called for a public inquiry to be brought forward after a cross-party group of MPs said the government’s(...)

British Brexit negotiator Lord David Frost:  will list the UK’s objections to the European Court of Justice role in a speech in Lisbon. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The EU and the UK are on a collision course this week over the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Northern Ireland protocol. Downing (...)

Higher Options offers prospective students a great opportunity to meet representatives from a lot of universities all under the one roof. Photograph: iStock

We have reached that time of year again when students start researching courses and educational institutions as they enter the final phase of their ti(...)

Tim Hynes: “I felt if I went to the UK I could work for a bigger company that would give me the chance for bigger things.” Photograph: Orla Murray/SON Photographic.

What did you want to be growing up? Honestly I’m not sure how clear I was. My dad worked in car repair and most of my uncles were carpenters. Mums wo(...)

The 2021 Irish Times, Higher Options expo will be live streamed from the RDS Dublin on October 13th and 14th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Late autumn marks the beginning of the journey towards third-level education for many Leaving Cert students as they face a bewildering array of choice(...)

It’s very difficult for a teenager to make a career or study decision when they have had limited experience of the outside world. Photograph: iStock

My son is sitting the Leaving Cert next June. He has a shortlist of dozens of potential courses, but has no idea what to focus on. I’m worried that he(...)

First World War card commemorating the death of the Norwich-born nurse who rejected ‘hatred and bitterness’. Photograph: Michael Nicholson/Corbis

Dappled sunlight drenched the banks of the Ness as two fishermen cast flies on to the gently flowing river. I watched them from Infirmary Bridge, a re(...)

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