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Former prime minister Tony Blair: Britain has yet to come to terms with the challenge presented by the loss of global influence Brexit involves. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Micheál Martin’s hastily deleted tweet on Tuesday about a conversation with Joe Biden that had yet to happen sapped some of the joy from the fact that(...)

Nicola Daly celebrating Ireland’s win over India in the World Cup quarter-final. “You spend your whole career waiting for an Olympic Games. We waited a long time and it’s been a year since we’ve qualified. You’re looking forward to that moment.” Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

On the face of it, Nicci Daly seems to be pleasantly pulled in three directions. But in reality, it’s just one. That’s Tokyo next year now that the Ol(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden speaks  in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The president of the US does a lot to set the tone of global politics. The themes and language used by the occupant of the Oval Office are usually swi(...)

President-elect Joe Biden said  the delay ‘does not change the dynamic at all of what we’re able to do’. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Joe Biden said Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election was “an embarrassment”, vowing to move forward with the presidential transition despite (...)

Flutter merged with Canada’s Stars Group, owner of Pokerstars and Skybet, in May, creating the world’s biggest betting business.

Paddy Power and Betfair owner Flutter reported a 30 per cent rise in revenues to £1.3 billion (€1.45 billion) in the third quarter and upgraded its fu(...)

 Séamus Woulfe: found himself at the centre of controversy following his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society Clifden dinner in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Séamus Woulfe (58) was born in Raheny in 1962 and like so many of his colleagues at the Bar and on the bench, was educated at Belvedere College before(...)

Sir William Gregory: not the villain as commonly portrayed

Recent performances by the Druid Theatre of the plays of Lady Augusta Gregory have reminded us how talented a figure she was. George Bernard Shaw once(...)

A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

 US president Donald Trump (left) with UK prime minister Boris Johnson meet in December 2019. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Boris Johnson faces an awkward few months as he attempts to establish a relationship of trust with Joe Biden, who last December described the British (...)

‘Whatever the marvels of technology, you can’t hug over Skype or Zoom.’ Photograph: iStock

For more than 200 years, migration has played a huge role in Irish life. Between 1820 and 1970, heavy emigration was the dominant pattern. By the end (...)

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