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US president Donald Trump:  “He thinks confidence is more important than competence and attitude matters more than aptitude,” says  biographer Michael D’Antonio. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump is stuck in his own skull. He’s unreachable. “He lives inside his head, where he runs the same continuous loop of conflict with people h(...)

The firefighters who are members of Siptu voted by 93 per cent to 7 percent in favour of strike action. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Firefighters who are members of Siptu have voted for strike action action over proposed reforms to the emergency medical service operated by the Dubli(...)

Ireland’s oldest intact working lighthouse opens its doors to visitors

  NEWS Love and light The world’s oldest intact working lighthouse, Hook Head in Co Wexford, is open this weekend for a special €10 tour.(...)

I skipped right past fear and went directly to loathing

We were somewhere between the calling of Ohio and Wisconsin when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit light-h(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan. Patrick Freyne takes us through the unthinkable as it happened. Photograph: Reuters

Who is the 45th president of America? Who is this era’s Zachary Taylor or Millard Fillmore or, to bring it up to date, Immortan Joe? Who has won Amer(...)

 Micaela Connery from Connecticut at the viewing party for Election Night 2016 hosted by the embassy of the United States  at the Guinness Storehouse, St James Gate, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On an exceptionally cold night in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse was the hottest ticket in town. Politicians, political types, media, business peop(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake says he believes alien life exists in the cosmos and that humans will set foot on Mars. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire.

“Absolutely yes,” was the response of astronaut Tim Peake when asked if he believed humans would eventually land on Mars. It was another emphatic “ye(...)

The Labardie Fisher. Photograph:

The owners of a Cork fishing boat have appeared in court charged with offences following a Garda investigation into the use of illegal migrant workers(...)

Protesters outside the Children’s Court in Dublin’s Smithfield during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The prosecution of a schoolboy accused of the false imprisonment of then Tánaiste Joan Burton is a “recipe for totalitarianism”, his barrister has ar(...)

The prosecution case is that Joan Burton and her advisor were detained by the actions of the teenager in conjunction with the actions of others at the Fortunestown Road, Jobstown in November 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A schoolboy accused of the false imprisonment of former Tánaiste Joan Burton during the Jobstown protest told arresting gardaí he was sorry for takin(...)

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