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Filling out a census form. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Back in April 2008, when Government statisticians last pondered the State’s long-term demographic future, unemployment stood at just 5 per cent(...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finanace. Photograph: Alan Betson

Given how feeble the Oireachtas is at checking and balancing ministerial actions, it is a wonder that governments over the decades have not vee(...)

Graphic: Irish Times Studio

We’re going to live longer than we had thought previously; more of us are going to work past the age of 65; and there could be a shortage of primar(...)

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko  speaks in  Pecherskiy district court in Kiev in October  2011. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine’s jailing of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, the European Court of Human Ri(...)

Franco-Swiss fusion three-piece Mama Rosin

Paul Towndrow, Brass Jaw Who or what first got you into jazz? When I fir(...)

Funny things, expectations: people get all affronted by stories of doping in athletics, or cycling, or football, tennis, bog-snorkelling, but w(...)

The number of Irish people in their early thirties with third-level degrees in Ireland is well above the EU average. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Ireland has the highest rate of third-level degree attainment in the EU, with just over half of all 30 to 34-year-olds in Ireland completing th(...)

Marie Fleming with her partner Tom Curran (left), daughter Corrinna Moore and family friend Brendan Gainey at the High Court after losing her case challenging the absolute ban on assisted suicide earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

Terminally ill multiple sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming has lost her landmark court challenge to the blanket ban on assisted suicide. The righ(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, have urged European leaders to fulfil their pledge  to break the link between bank and sovereign debt. Photograph: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

urged European leaders to fulfil their pledge last June to break the link between bank and sovereign debt. After talks last evenin(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel addressing the audience at the annual German Savings Banks Association meeting in Dresden last Thurday. A leaked French socialist party commission document referred to the “selfish intransigence of Chancellor Merkel, who thinks only of German depositors, Berlin’s trade balance and her electoral future”. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

After nine hours of debate, a French socialist party commission has agreed to excise an aggressive phrase regarding “the selfish intransigence (...)

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