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 UK prime minister Boris Johnson: His official spokesman refused to comment on whether he agreed with Andrew Sabisky’s controversial views. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

A Downing Street adviser has been forced to quit after attracting criticism for his comments on eugenics and whether black people on average have lowe(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin (centre) is pictured  with senators  Ivana Bacik and Kevin Humphreys as the party’s executive board  met to set the rules for the contest to decide who will succeed him. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times.

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has said he will not put himself forward as a candidate to replace outgoing Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil, Seán Ó Fea(...)

Countess Markievicz: she was  the first woman elected to Westminster,  a seat she never took up

A hundred years after the formation of the first Dáil Éireann, which convened between 1919 and 1921, after a landslide victory for Sinn Féin in the 19(...)

Guests at the Ibec Business Leaders Conference 2020 in the Convention Centre: it is not in Sinn Féin’s interests to bust the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business people are the ultimate pragmatists and the election proved as much. If Ibec’s chief executive Danny McCoy had been tearing around Mondello r(...)

Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she was elected:  The political adviser-turned-elected deputy is the youngest woman in the new Dáil.

“It’s official – there is no turning back now,” said Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she signed the roll(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid leaves 11 Downing Street. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty

Outgoing chancellor Sajid Javid has warned Boris Johnson not to undermine the credibility of the treasury as the prime minister’s team took effective (...)

Brendan Howlin battled resolutely to keep the party afloat and he just about managed it in the most difficult of conditions. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The resignation of Brendan Howlin as Labour Party leader has put the spotlight on the party and its future in Irish politics. Howlin battled resolutel(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Mary Lou McDonald arrived in Leinster House on Thursday with her new friends – a lot of new friends. The 37 members of the new Sinn Féin parliamentar(...)

Think tank has published its latest OECD Economic Surveys: Ireland 2020 report. File photograph: AFP/Getty

Retirement age should reflect increased life expectancy, according to an expert who warns that State finances will come under increasing pressure as t(...)

The remains of Keane Mulready Woods leave The Church of the Holy Family after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Gang members involved in the Drogheda feud must stop the violence, and young people caught up in it need to learn from the murder of Keane Mulready-Wo(...)

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