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Constance Spry wraps a bouquet in her flower shop, June 1947. Photograph: George Konig/Hulton Archive/Getty

She may not look like a rule breaker but Constance Spry’s unconventional approach to floral decoration is inspiring a new generation of florists as we(...)

The phrase “better late than never” has never rung more true than in the case of this Cork indie band. Formed in 1992, the four-piece were set to foll(...)

Mick Finnegan was about 14 when he was abused by a senior figure in St John Ambulance. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Allegations of child sexual abuse made against a former senior member of St John Ambulance have been deemed to be founded, following an investigation (...)

From left, Adam Dawson as judge, Louis Heath as Richard Bruton and Cillian Byrne as prosecutor during a theatrical mock trial at Leinster House, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish climate change protesters have said they will learn from “the mistakes” of counterparts in London where two individuals disrupted a tube train s(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: there is little expectation in Brussels that a breakthrough is possible to enable EU leaders to approve a deal. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Irish Government sources were last night playing down the chances of any breakthrough on Brexit when Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets British prime minist(...)

Ireland remains ‘laser-focused’ on the need to find ‘real and honest solutions’ to the challenges presented by Brexit, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in New York on Wednesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney strongly defended the Government’s handling of Brexit negotiations, accusing the British government of embracing “fanciful” ide(...)

The single market is seen as paramount. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Not everyone is transfixed by the extraordinary spectacle unfolding in Westminster. Lots of people are very much getting on with preparing for Brexit.(...)

The body of 15-year-old Nóra Quoirin is brought into a ambulance in Seremban, Malaysia. Photograph: Reuters/Lim Huey Teng

“Hearts are filled with pain,” a priest told a Mass held in Belfast for missing Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin just hours before her body was found. Th(...)

Simon Coveney and David Lidington will sign the agreement in London on Wednesday ahead of a meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Council. Photograph: Julien Behal

The British and Irish governments will on Wednesday sign a deal to guarantee that rights offered by the Common Travel Area (CTA) will continue after t(...)

 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at court in London on May 1, 2019 to be sentenced for bail violation. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British court on Wednesday for skipping bail when he holed up in Ecuador’s L(...)

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