Ireland

From latte socialist to gauche caviar – how to spot good-time leftwingers around the world

As Ireland’s taoiseach showed recently, many politicians find it hard to accept that egalitarian types like nice stuff. In fact, there are myriad labels for such people<p>When Leo Varadkar launched his leadership campaign for Ireland’s ruling party, Fine Gael, earlier this year, he did so with …

Leo Varadkar

Achill Island, Ireland – A Travel Guide to the Gem of County Mayo

<i>Achill Island – you’re gorgeous. I think I’m in love with you!</i><p>Unbelievably spectacular viewpoints, hundreds of sheep, gorgeous Keem beach and tonnes …

Asia Travel

Anger after Varadkar says most Northern Ireland people will wish to be Irish after Brexit

Claims by the Taoiseach that the majority of people in Northern Ireland will want to become Irish following Brexit have been branded “ludicrous and …

News (Ireland)

This Train Trip Will Give You the Best Views of Ireland

Beyond the windows of the gently swaying dining car, darkness descended. The heaviness of the rain and our speed were increasing at roughly the same …

Trains

Women's World Cup

The FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying group stage has begun with the likes of England, Norway, Germany, Iceland and Austria in goalscoring form. Here …

FIFA

Supreme court to hear challenge to Northern Ireland abortion law

Amnesty International among organisations and individuals bringing case on human rights grounds<p>The supreme court will this week hear a case to overturn the restrictions on abortions in Northern Ireland on the grounds that the laws breach human rights.<p>The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission …

Rights & Freedoms

Simon Cowell's faulty product

As you may have heard, Saturday night saw some of the most shocking and stomach-churning scenes yet on terrestrial television.<p>No, not a condemned …

Simon Cowell

Community pub in St George forced to close after 189 years of trading

The future of the Three Crowns pub in Blackswarth Road, St. George is uncertain following its recent closure.<p>The pub has been trading since at least …

Ireland lose Ringrose for Bok Test

2017-10-23 14:01<p>Garry Ringrose (Getty)<p>Dublin - <b>Ireland</b> head coach Joe Schmidt faces a taxing selection problem with the news young centre <b>Garry …

Sport (South Africa)

Stormont talks: British and Irish governments preparing inadequate deal, says Sinn Fein's Murphy

The British and Irish governments are set to table a deal that is "less than what is required", Sinn Fein negotiator Conor Murphy has said.<p>His …

News (Ireland)

Babababa-eautiful: a theatrical experience for babies in Dublin

‘I Am Baba’ is an International Early Childhood Arts Commission funded by Arts Council Ireland<p>'I AM BABA' is a theatrical event for babies staged in …

News (Ireland)

WATCH: Take a peek inside this wonderful Irish eco-home on stilts

While Leitrim has long been known as 'the famine county', things are definitely on the up, say Philomena Byrne and her partner, Marie O'Kelly, who …

News (Ireland)

Understand cyber security, don’t fear it, says NCSC head

The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has urged organisations to ensure they understand cyber risks, as a survey reveals …

Cybersecurity

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News (Ireland)

Northern Ireland mum under 'Devil's influence' threatened to stab daughter (3), court told

A Northern Ireland woman accused of threatening to stab her young daughter to death claimed to be under the Devil's influence, the High Court …

Crime

Youtful Ireland side draw with Scotland

<b>Ireland 1-1 Scotland</b><p>Ireland’s women shared a 1-1 draw in their first of three test matches against Scotland as Jessica McMaster’s eighth-minute goal …

Rugby Union

Flight Centre to add 30 new Dublin jobs

Australian based travel company Flight Centre has announced plans to expand its Irish operation, with the creation of 30 new positions.<p>The expansion …

News (Ireland)

UK business minister travels to Canada for talks on Bombardier deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Business Secretary Greg Clark will hold talks in Canada on Friday to discuss Airbus SE's plans to buy a majority stake in …

Bombardier

A cloudy start for most

A rather cloudy start for most, with rain spreading eastwards, clearing to brighter skies later in the day. Some showers are likely across Northern …

UK News

Restrictions possible for free under-sixes GP scheme as doctors raise workload concern

Restrictions may be introduced for some children under the free GP care scheme, because of concerns from GPs about the extra workload they have had …

News (Ireland)

Halawa family prepare bedroom in advance of return to Ireland

News (Ireland)

English goal at death snatches dramatic win for Adare

<b>Adare 2-10 Newcastle West 1-10</b><p>Adare were crowned Limerick SFC winners for the first time after with a late goal ensured a 2-10 to 1-10 win at the …

News (Ireland)

Storm Ophelia aftermath: Two men killed while repairing damage at home named locally

Two men who died after suffering fatal injuries while carrying out repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian have been named …

News (Ireland)

What's it like giving up home comforts for a new life in London

Northern Ireland-born journalists Laura Abernethy and Kylie Noble both moved to live and work in the city in the past year. They reveal what they …

News (Ireland)

Health and fitness: Small NI businesses gather for open day in aid of PIPS charity

A group of Northern Ireland-based health and fitness business have come together to host an open day, with a fundraiser for Northern Ireland's PIPS …

News (Ireland)

Brexit transition could take up to five years, says Enda Kenny

Brexit

Otterburn Castle is a 17-bedroom home with a very bloody history

It's now on sale for £1.4 million<p>Otterburn Castle is impressive as soon as you behold its vast size and castellated façade.<p>But the castle's history …

5 Gorgeous Castles You Can Stay in to Celebrate the Queen You Are

You may not have a god-given birth right or a priceless diamond tiara—but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to be treated like a prince, princess, or better yet, a queen. And why not start by royally amping up your vacation?<p>Below, five castles that you can rent or stay in, if only for a night.<p><b>The</b> …

Hotels

Refurbished Bewley's Café 'to feature chocolate factory and bakery'

Bewley's Cafe in Dublin is set to reopen next month.<p>The well-known establishment on Grafton Street shut its doors in February 2015 to make way for a …

News (Ireland)

Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets

Airbus is battling to reduce the amount it pays back to government investors who helped fund the development of its poorly selling A380 superjumbo.<p>Senior staff from the pan-European plane-maker are understood to have held high-level meetings with top BEIS officials last month to try to negotiate …

Business