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Guards at the Poland-Ukraine Border

The surest way to raise a smile on a Polish border guard’s face is to mention Brexit buzzwords like “frictionless” and “invisible”. Brexit talks remai(...)

 ‘It seems MI5 seriously believed that disaffected ‘coloured people’ could be recruited by the KGB to spy on Britain. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty Images

Senior MI5 officials believed black people could not be trusted in high-level spying roles as they could be a security risk, according to documents un(...)

Emergency services at the scene of the discovery of a suspect package in Whitehall, north Dublin. Photograph: Paul McAuliffe

The army bomb disposal unit are investigating a “suspect package” discovered on a road in north Dublin on Sunday night. Gardaí and the Defence Forces(...)

One of the North’s main power stations, the Kilroot plant in Co Antrim, is due to close on Sunday, after it failed to secure subsidies to provide back-up power

Northern Ireland faces blackouts and drastic electricity price rises in the event of a no-deal Brexit, leaked British government documents reveal. Th(...)

In March last year the 30km/h speed limit zone was expanded to certain residential areas and in the vicinity of schools in Dublin city centre.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

New bylaws to allow the introduction of 30km/h speed limits across all residential streets in the capital have been accepted by Dublin City Council’s (...)

Ray Bassett, a former Irish envoy to Canada, says there is room for an Irish Eurosceptic party because those concerned about the EU are not represented by the mainstream parties. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is the time right for an anti-European Union party to enter the Irish political landscape? Time will tell but the decision to launch “Irexit Freedom”(...)

The main defendants at the centre of the latest Cab ruling in the High Court yesterday have been the Kinahans’ drugs logistics team in the Republic for years. Photograph: PA Wire

Many of the biggest gang leaders supplying the Irish drugs trade reside abroad; and for good reason. As long as they are tax domiciled in other juri(...)

The UK’s head of counter-terrorism policing Neil Basu and chief medical officer for England Dame Sally Davies speaking at a news conference at New Scotland Yard in London on Wednesday night. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

What triggered concern over the incident in Amesbury, Wiltshire? A couple living in Amesbury, Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley, were taken to hospita(...)

 Police and media at  the scene at Muggleton Road where the couple exposed to a nerve agent lived. Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Two people poisoned in southwest England may have accidentally come into contact with the same Novichok nerve agent used in an attack on a former Russ(...)

Declan Flynn, whose killers left him bleeding so severely that he died of asphyxia, essentially choking on his own blood.

Declan Flynn loved music, particularly Elvis Presley. The former Aer Rianta worker had a special bond with his Down syndrome brother Greg and loved br(...)

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