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Insofar as Clare Sheridan was Irish, as she always claimed, it was in part thanks to her lack of formal education. Born in London in 1885, she spent c(...)

Dr TK Whitaker: A conversation between him and Albert Borschette, the Luxembourg permanent representative to the EEC, is revealed in the latest volume of Irish foreign policy papers from October 1961 to April 1965.   Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Ireland would join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) if that was the price to pay to join the European Economic Community, top Irish offic(...)

Dublin-based space software company Skytek has won a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide a satellite-enabled platform to link into Ireland’s Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) system to generate alerts when numbers of suspected cases spike. Photograph: Nasa

Two Irish companies’ space technology expertise are set to be used to help in fight against Covid-19. Dublin-based space software company Skytek has(...)

Simon Coveney: ‘We just don’t know yet whether the British prime minister has made the decision to instruct his chief negotiator to close this deal out.’ Photograph: Julien Behal

There is no certainty a post-Brexit trade deal can be agreed despite progress this week in negotiations between the European Union and UK, Minister fo(...)

‘Coronavirus restrictions are worth little if North and South continue on divergent paths.’ File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

It was dispiriting last week to hear one of the most impressive politicians in Ireland speak of her despair about the rottenness of Northern Ireland’s(...)

State faces European court setback over use of mobile phone records in Graham Dwyer case. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Apparently, the Government has suddenly grown concerned that it will lose a case which the Supreme Court referred to the European Court of Justice (EC(...)

A woman placed an order on Apple’s website for a laptop and was promised a delivery date in early May. Photograph: iStock

Apple has fallen foul of the Irish advertising watchdog after failing to deliver a product to a customer in a promised time frame while a radio statio(...)

Under the 2019 Climate Action Plan, the Irish Government proposes to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by the end of this decade. File photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson plans next week to announce a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, five years earlier than pr(...)

Photograph: David Becker/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager has charged Amazon with using its size, power, and data collected on rivals to give itself a(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: Extraordinary exchange of letters. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government must now decide whether it should seek to remove Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe from his position over his attendance at the Oireachtas golf (...)

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