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People attend a citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Delays in the processing of applications, expensive fees and a lack of clarity around eligibility conditions are among a number of concerns raised in (...)

The 2020 Climate Change Performance Index has rated Ireland’s performance in cutting emissions in the ‘very low’ category. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland continues to be among the worst of the world’s developed countries when it comes to responding the climate crisis, according to the 2020 Clima(...)

Tina Tulley, manager at the An Post Dublin Parcel Hub in Dublin 12. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Someone in Lucan is getting an electric scooter for Christmas. It arrived by ship from Poland early on Thursday morning and found its way to An Post’s(...)

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier walks to a conference centre in central London  as talks continue on a trade deal between the EU and the UK. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP

Brexit has long had an almost unique ability to unite the European Union. But tensions arose both between member states, and between national governme(...)

Ireland continues to perform poorly when it comes to action in relation to ocean protection. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is not doing very well on climate change and sustainability compared with most other European countries. The most recent report available was (...)

Jozsef Szajer. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP via Getty

Ironically, it has taken the resignation of a Hungarian MEP after he was caught fleeing a party described by its organiser as a gay orgy to highlight (...)

The latest CSO data also shows the number of people arriving into Ireland and departing the country dropped by around a third between September and October of this year. Photograph: iStock

Just over four million overseas passengers have travelled to and from Ireland so far in 2020, down from 17.4 million by the same point last year. Cen(...)

The last citizenship ceremonies, held in early March, saw 5,000 people from 135 countries welcomed as Irish citizens. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than 5,300 people have been waiting longer than two years for their application for Irish citizenship to be processed, according to data released(...)

US president Donald Trump: Rejection by  voters after a single term in office sends an important message. It proves right-populists can be beaten. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Donald Trump’s incompetence and ill-discipline struck fear in the hearts of his opponents, but those shortcomings also put a ceiling on his progress. (...)

Supporters of Polish Women for abortion demonstrate in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The European Parliament accused Poland’s nationalist government on Thursday of improperly influencing a court that imposed a near-total ban on abortio(...)

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