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Here's some news to give you that Friday feeling - Ryanair has just launched an incredible "Midsummer Madness" seat sale.
Danske has more than 300,000 debit and credit cards being actively used across Northern Ireland, and Ofcom's most recent market barometer showed that seven in 10 adults (72 per cent) in Northern Ireland now own a smartphone. Apple said in May that ...
A university drama centre has been selected as Ireland's favourite new building. The O'Donoghue Centre for Theatre, Drama and Performance at NUI Galway was the public's choice for best new Irish building in the Royal Institute of the Architects of ...
Six of the seven most powerful computers in Ireland are owned by one company, with new entries on the list more than doubling the country's HPC capacity.
The head of NASA has urged Ireland to grow its space sector, saying it is the next economy waiting to be mined by anyone who wants to get involved.
There will be alarming consequences for Ireland on energy and climate change, if the UK "crashes" out of the EU, according to Nick Mabey, the head of E3G, a leading European environment think tank.
What is the Ireland team to play Japan? There have been a six changes made to the team by Schmidt from the team who faced Japan last weekend.
A senior Democratic Unionist Party MP once vowed to take up arms if the British Army withdrew from Northern Ireland, warning that past violence would "be a picnic" in comparison to what would follow.
The Barnett formula aims to make changes to funding for services in England have the same pound-per-person effect on the money which goes to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for those services. It's not set out in law, and in practice the Treasury ...
Mr Coveney said Dublin will be pushing for a special deal - "unique status" - for Northern Ireland to ensure the border remains as close as possible to the current arrangement.
Prince Albert of Monaco has been told by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a visit to Ireland that he always has a home in the country.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set a goal of securing a seat for Ireland on the UN Security Council in 2021-2022 in a speech to the gala dinner of annual conference of the Ireland Funds, the global philanthropic organisation. Speaking at the event in ...
It therefore also marks 50 years of differential treatment for women in Northern Ireland. The court case threw this anomaly - and what it says about the reality of equality in the UK - into sharp relief.
Sir, - Congratulations to all involved in Irish cricket in getting test-match status for the Ireland team ("Irish cricket's long wait for test status is over", sport, June 22nd).
So this week's announcement that Afghanistan and Ireland have been awarded Test status and voted in as full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the game's governing body, qualifies as momentous.
If you've recently moved back to Ireland from overseas, what has the experience been like for you? Has it been a dream come true, or have you faced surprising difficulties?
A new public database aimed at providing a detailed portrait of Ireland's start-up scene is about to go live. The initiative aims to map, track and showcase innovation across the Republic to give a full overview of the Irish technology ecosystem ...
THIS former top cop faces deportation from Ireland after he was convicted of murdering the man who raped a female friend. Dad-of-one Juris Vingris - who worked for Latvia's elite Detective Unit - appeared at Dublin's High Court on Tuesday for an ...
An analysis of traffic by the Irish Independent shows that between January and April this year, slightly more than four million passengers travelled between Ireland and the UK, compared to 3.93 million during the first four months of 2016. If the trend ...
Voting opens today in the first Irish Street Food Awards which take place next month, with the aim of selecting an Irish representative for the European Street ...
RNLI lifeguards will begin full-time summer patrolling on 11 beaches in Northern Ireland this weekend. They will be on eight beaches daily along the Causeway Coast and three in County Down.
A Northern Ireland man has been convicted of sexually abusing his young son and daughter. During a trial lasting over two weeks, Dungannon Crown Court heard distressing evidence.
25 of Ireland's most powerful women have been recognised for "their great achievements" across the likes of business, science, technology and law.
Reduce hours and increase salaries to retain Irish-trained doctors, says RCSI.
Paddy Cosgrave said he witnessed corruption on 'massive scale' at a young age.
UK Brexit Secretary David Davis began talks with the EU earlier this week, but the 2 UK Brexit Secretary David Davis began talks with the EU earlier this week, but the British government's stance may still be a major threat to firms here.
International research, published today by the Reuters Institute has found that Ireland has a higher trust in news media than the international average.
Scotland is home to majority of 4000 sites on database - but many are not on hills and are not really forts, say researchers.
GAME OF THRONES played a large part in the growing number of US tourists travelling to visit Ireland as it emerged over 1 million people from the States came ...
The cliffs reaching about 700-feet are a popular spot for those visiting Ireland, which is what Coach Conley and three players were doing during their time overseas for an exhibition game.
Speaking at a joint press conference, the UK's chief negotiator David Davis and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier both said that a great deal of time had been taken up discussing what would happen on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic ...
Waterford remain in the hunt for an All-Ireland title, but must now go through the back door as they aim to end a 58-year Liam MacCarthy Cup famine.
About six months ago, he started looking at the property market in Ireland online from Perth. He wanted a three-bedroom apartment - he plans to rent out two rooms - within walking distance of Dublin city centre, with a parking space, a balcony and ...
THREE BIG guns are in the hat for next Monday morning's round 1 All-Ireland senior hurling qualifier draw. Last year's All-Ireland finalists Tipperary and Kilkenny are in the mix, along with Waterford. What that all means is that three of the last four ...
Mrs May said that talks were continuing with the DUP and that any deal, when reached, would be made public and would not impact the UK government's impartiality in talks to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland. The prime minister needs the ...
Across the country, cities and regions that have benefited most from a price recovery in recent years are producing the lowest yields.
That negotiator, Michel Barnier, has shown a sincere good intent in relation to Ireland's case. But with deep disarray in London, Mr Barnier's goodwill may avail us of little in practice.
I wish to focus on issues relating to rural Ireland and the need for the government to focus on the regions. "I particularly compliment the new minister with responsibility for community and rural affairs, Deputy Ring.
The US-based group, which is one of the longest-standing overseas investors in Ireland, announced in May it was moving its Irish nutrition division from its base at Ballytivnan, Co Sligo, to a purpose-built IDA factory in Finisklin industrial estate ...
Ireland is definitely home now," said the Killarney resident, who moved to Ireland eight years ago. Dr Imran Sulaiman, from London and now living in Dublin, said while his motivation to become an Irish citizen is because his wife is Irish, he admitted ...
Almost 50 years after it was last reported, diphtheria has made a comeback in Ireland with two recent cases. One case of the potentially fatal disease was reported last year and one this year, the HSE confirmed.
They have beaten West Indies, England and Pakistan and now Ireland are targeting London on Thursday when they expect to be given Test match status by the International Cricket Council.
Ireland is set to be hotter than sun spots such as the Canary Islands and Morocco with temperatures expected to rise into the mid-20s this week.
The Priory Hall development in north Dublin. What can be done to support innocent victims 1 The Priory Hall development in north Dublin.
The number of teens reporting being drunk in Ireland in the past month fell to 4.8pc. The rate more than halved and the report made note of the "dramatic improvement" between 2010 and 2014.
"If the UK crashes out of Europe, Ireland will need all the policy levers available to respond. State aid will be needed to support companies through any period of adjustment, and tax and labour market policy will need to ensure Ireland remains ...





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