Paul Scott

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  European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. There is no doubt that the past 12 months have been replete with strategic mistakes and gaffes, and the EU would be foolish not to take account of that. Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The braying of the Tory press in Britain has become deafening; the malicious chortling of the Brexit-supporting newspapers and politician growing to a(...)

A sign near the entrance to Larne Port opposing the Irish Sea border. The DUP has rejected claims it is whipping up tensions over trade in order to have the contentious  Northern Ireland Protocol ditched. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Jim Allister does not mince his words. “Our trade is being strangled, our east-west relationships have been emasculated, our consumers are being starv(...)

While the number of Covid-19 tests being done in the Republic has fallen, the percentage of positive tests has also dropped since late October, indicating that undetected cases are also falling. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland was the first country to go back into a national lockdown in Europe. However, there are signs that this has paid off, as the State has now clo(...)

President Michael D Higgins presents the new Ministers with their seals of office. Photograph: Maxwells

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of the new ministerial positions have been allocated to women, an analysis of the State’s new Cabinet shows. There (...)

Close to a third of plastic exported from the European Union to Asia for recycling is not recycled at all, a study has found. File photograph: Getty Images

Close to a third of plastic exported from the European Union to Asia for recycling is not recycled at all – most of it is going to landfill or ending (...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan (right) and  Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Numbers can illuminate, or numbers can confuse. The true scale of Covid-19 deaths is contested globally. Equally so in Ireland, where mortality rates (...)

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone. Photograph: Martyn Landi/PA Wire

Samsung has unveiled its new range of smartphones, adding three new phones to its line-up, and revealing a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Th(...)

St Columba’s College in Dublin is the most expensive private school, with charges of  €8,654 for day pupils and €23,952   a year for boarders. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rising demand for private school places has seen fees increase significantly this year, latest figures show. Two out of three private schools in the (...)

‘The more information that’s out there the less likely you will see scandals in the future,’ said John Devitt, chief executive of TI Ireland, which produced the report. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Kerry and Westmeath have been named the worst-performing local authorities in a study measuring councils’ efforts to curb potential corruption. The 2(...)

 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg: Irish Water plans to build a 170km pipe to carry supplies  to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The drought of last year may already be a distant memory, and summer 2019 may, until now, have been noted more for rainfall than sunshine, but Ireland(...)

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