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Cross-Border services trade makes up just 26 per cent of the total trade going from Northern Ireland to the Republic and 16 per cent from the Republic to the North. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There is considerable scope for expanding cross-Border trade in services in the wake of Brexit, a report by the Economic and Social Research Institut(...)

Iranian protesters near the Coburg palace during a meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in Vienna last week. File photograph: Getty

Talks aimed at rescuing the agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for lifting US sanctions resume in Vienna this week with both side(...)

Kieran Creaven pictured as he arrived at Leeds Magistrates Court in December 2017.

A five month old baby was among the children rescued in the Philippines as a result of the Garda investigation into former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven(...)

British health secretary Sajid Javid: he said he could not guarantee the variant would not ‘knock us off our road to recovery’. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

The Omicron variant of coronavirus is now circulating within the community in England, British health secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed. Mr Javid t(...)

Simon Harris said key areas for potential cross-border collaboration would be around research clusters, the newly-opened medical school at Magee and the issue of access and inclusion. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Government is “determined to step up” cross-border collaboration between third-level institutions with an exchange programme between colleges amon(...)

The Department of Public Expenditure said the fund would be used to help counter the adverse economic and social consequences of Brexit.

The European Commission has approved a €920.4 million subsidy to Ireland as part of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve fund, which was set up to ameliorate(...)

One of Elon Musk’s  SpaceX rockets, with a payload of 60 satellites for the Starlink broadband network, lifts off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photograph: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP

The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has urged the continent’s leaders to stop facilitating Elon Musk’s ambition to dominate the new space econ(...)

Thalidomide survivor Maggie Woods lays a white rose outside the Dáil to mark the 60th anniversary of the withdrawal of the drug from international markets in November 1961.  Photograph: Fran Veale/Julien Behal Photography

“We are now 60 years of age. As the years go on we are left with the impression that the State is only waiting for us to die, without any intenti(...)

George Clooney: ‘In general there just aren’t that many great parts.’ Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/The New York Times

George Clooney is smoother than a cup of one of those Nespresso coffees he has advertised for two decades, for which he has earned a highly caffeinate(...)

In 2019 there were more than 17,000 young people from Northern Ireland studying in Great Britain, with up to two-thirds deciding not to return after graduation.  Photograph: Getty Images

Young people are choosing to leave Northern Ireland and not return due to sectarian divisions and political instability, according to a new report pub(...)

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