Ireland

The Week Unwrapped: Ethiopia, passwords and a plague of mice
A pair of rats
Podcast

The Week Unwrapped: Ethiopia, passwords and a plague of mice

Is the Ethiopian PM a hero or villain? Should the police have power over our passwords? And why are mice multiplying like rabbits in Australia?
18 Jun 2021
A history of the peace walls in Belfast
A peace barrier along Springfield Road, Belfast
Fact file

A history of the peace walls in Belfast

More than 60 remain throughout Northern Ireland
21 Apr 2021
Ireland, Wombo and laser vision
Stormont protests
Podcast

Ireland, Wombo and laser vision

Is the Good Friday Agreement unravelling? How much of a threat are AI deepfakes? And can we really now see round corners?
19 Mar 2021
Priest accidentally plays grime during mass
Kincasslagh and Burtonport Parish
Tall Tales

Priest accidentally plays grime during mass

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Mar 2021
Brexit talks take turn for wurst as sausage ban threatened
Boris Johnson poses with a string of sausages called "Boris Bangers" during a visit to Heck Foods.
In Brief

Brexit talks take turn for wurst as sausage ban threatened

Ban on bangers looms unless stalemate on food import standards is resolved
25 Nov 2020
Irish PM predicts Brexit deal success by end of week
Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin arrives to address the Irish nation at Government Buildings in Dublin.
In Brief

Irish PM predicts Brexit deal success by end of week

Optimistic prediction comes despite ongoing failure to resolve ‘fundamental differences’ in negotiations
24 Nov 2020
Covid-19: why Ireland is going into a full national lockdown
A couple wearing face masks carry a shopping bag as they pass a temporarily closed pub in Dublin.
In Depth

Covid-19: why Ireland is going into a full national lockdown

The six-week shutdown begins on Wednesday
20 Oct 2020

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Covid case at EU meeting forces ministers into quarantine
peter altmaier
In Brief

Covid case at EU meeting forces ministers into quarantine

Bloc’s trade chief and German economic minister are among those now self-isolating
25 Sep 2020
Ireland should allow ‘controlled Covid spread’, expert says
Dublin coronavirus
In Brief

Ireland should allow ‘controlled Covid spread’, expert says

Nordic nation’s ex-chief epidemiologist to warn against holding out for Covid vaccine
23 Sep 2020
Will Joe Biden rekindle the ‘special relationship’?
Biden
In Depth

Will Joe Biden rekindle the ‘special relationship’?

Democratic presidential nominee provokes anger from Tory MPs after tweeting about Brexit and Ireland
18 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘the final battle to keep our beloved NHS’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘the final battle to keep our beloved NHS’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 4 August
4 Aug 2020
Did leprechauns come from Italy?
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In Brief

Did leprechauns come from Italy?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jul 2020
Matt Damon adopted by village in ‘fairytale’ Irish lockdown
Matt Damon
In Brief

Matt Damon adopted by village in ‘fairytale’ Irish lockdown

Hollywood A-lister describes his love affair with Dalkey after calling in to local radio station
15 May 2020
How likely is a united Ireland?
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In Brief

How likely is a united Ireland?

Sinn Fein's electoral surge and the fallout from Brexit have resurrected the issue
12 Feb 2020
Sinn Fein demands government role after topping poll
Sinn Fein's Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire celebrates election success
In Brief

Sinn Fein demands government role after topping poll

Three parties almost level, with Sinn Fein gains representing a ‘realignment of Irish politics’
10 Feb 2020
How Sinn Fein’s history could impact the Irish elections
Sinn Fein
In Depth

How Sinn Fein’s history could impact the Irish elections

Republican party’s troubled past threatens to derail the political process in Dublin
7 Feb 2020
Sinn Fein surge in polls five days ahead of election
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In Brief

Sinn Fein surge in polls five days ahead of election

Irish nationalist party set for a ‘major breakthrough’ in Saturday’s poll
4 Feb 2020
Ireland’s election: what it means for Britain
Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson
In Depth

Ireland’s election: what it means for Britain

Housing, homelessness and health are key issues in February poll
28 Jan 2020
What is in Corbyn’s leaked Northern Ireland document?
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In Brief

What is in Corbyn’s leaked Northern Ireland document?

Labour leader claims Treasury slideshow proves border between NI and rest of UK
6 Dec 2019
Will Brexit lead to a united Ireland?
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In Depth

Will Brexit lead to a united Ireland?

New polls suggest growing public support for unity between north and south
25 Oct 2019
What an Irish Sea border would mean for the UK
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In Depth

What an Irish Sea border would mean for the UK

Experts say businesses will face extra costs and admin under Boris Johnson’s alternative to Irish backstop
23 Oct 2019
What is going on at Stormont?
Stormont national assembly
In Depth

What is going on at Stormont?

Unionists stage NI Assembly ‘farce’ over abortion and same-sex marriage reforms
21 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson’s alternative to the Irish backstop
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Boris Johnson’s alternative to the Irish backstop

‘Two borders, for four years’ proposal sent to European Commission
2 Oct 2019
A history of MPs murdered in office
Spencer Perceval
In Depth

A history of MPs murdered in office

Killing of Labour’s Jo Cox back in the headlines following controversial debate in Parliament
27 Sep 2019
Why a bonfire is sparking riots in Belfast
Bonfire, Northern Ireland
In Depth

Why a bonfire is sparking riots in Belfast

Police officers injured in clashes over anti-internment anniversary blaze
9 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Brexit will not lead to a United Ireland’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Brexit will not lead to a United Ireland’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 1 August
1 Aug 2019
Johnson and Varadkar clash over Irish backstop in phone call
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In Brief

Johnson and Varadkar clash over Irish backstop in phone call

Taoiseach tells Johnson that EU will not scrap backstop as part of reopening Brexit talks
31 Jul 2019
85 all out: reactions as Ireland humiliate England
The scoreboard shows England’s first innings total of 85 against Ireland at Lord’s
In Depth

85 all out: reactions as Ireland humiliate England

World Cup winners embarrassed by Test cricket’s new boys - just a week before the Ashes start against Australia
25 Jul 2019
How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?
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In Depth

How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?

Scotland puts transgender reforms on hold following outcry
21 Jun 2019
Ana Kriegel: the murder trial that shocked Ireland
Garda vehicle in Dublin
In Depth

Ana Kriegel: the murder trial that shocked Ireland

Teenagers found guilty of murdering 14-year-old girl in Dublin
19 Jun 2019
Scotland and Ireland clash over Rockall fishing
fishing industry
In Depth

Scotland and Ireland clash over Rockall fishing

The uninhabitable North Atlantic islet is at centre of political row over fishing rights
11 Jun 2019
Trump compares Irish border to planned Mexico wall
Trump Ireland
In Brief

Trump compares Irish border to planned Mexico wall

Gaffe comes on day one of the US president’s visit to Ireland
6 Jun 2019
New IRA says Brexit is an ‘opportunity’
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In Brief

New IRA says Brexit is an ‘opportunity’

Paramilitary group says EU exit has put ‘border back on the agenda’
29 Apr 2019
Fact check: is Jeremy Corbyn a ‘terrorist sympathiser’?
Corbyn, Adams
In Depth

Fact check: is Jeremy Corbyn a ‘terrorist sympathiser’?

Labour leader has faced repeat allegations that he supports Hamas and the IRA
26 Apr 2019