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Des O’Malley, who was a dominant figure in Irish politics for four decades, has died at the age of 82. r O’Malley was less than two years of TD when he was appointed Minister of Justice in a government in crisis, affected by a cabinet plot to import weapons for the IRA, as sectarian violence …

MPs will return to Stormont on Tuesday to tell the British government that they will not agree to plans to end the prosecution for the crimes of Troubles. The House has been recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals revealed last week by Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to address legacy issues …

The government must limit the interest rates charged by approved lenders despite concerns previously raised by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe that such a move could exclude some lenders from the market. The government announced Monday that it has approved the drafting of the Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2021, the main purpose of which is to …

1,179 other cases of Covid-19 have been detected, the health ministry reported, with 22 people in intensive care and 91 in hospital. Ireland will experience a “bumpy journey” over the next few weeks when it comes to the Covid Delta variant, the health services chief has said. In a tweet on Sunday morning, however, Paul …

The writer is an advisor to the consultancy firm Global Counsel and was a special advisor for Europe to Theresa May. There is a truce in the sausage war between Britain and the EU. The extension of the grace period for chilled meats going from Great Britain to Northern Ireland has saved time in finding …

As Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya testifies before the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee later today, RTÉ correspondent Paul Cunningham examines a campaign linking political prisoners in Belarus to politicians from all over the world. the EU, including here in Ireland. “I was really shocked: saddened and shocked by the news.” Fianna Fáil TD Seán Haughey …

The UK government is expected to formally confirm a plan on Wednesday to introduce an autumn statute of limitations for all murders during the unrest until the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in April 1998. On Wednesday, Brandon Lewis, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, will present the proposal to address legacy issues related …

ACCESS to indoor meals and drinks will be available to customers who can prove they are vaccinated or immune to the virus from “Monday July 26 at the latest,” the government said. People can stay for up to one hour 45 minutes in places where the tables are less than two meters apart. When there …

Anti-Irish Sea border activists staged a protest against the Belfast docks for the second week in a row. he small demonstration on Saturday afternoon took place outside a Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs cattle checkpoint on Duncrue Street. It was led by ex-TUV and independent union adviser Jolene Bunting, who met with half …

The Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland has a new leader after four weeks of organized chaos. But as Ken Murray reports from Dublin, the new party leader, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP (Photo), has a mountain to climb to sort out serious issues that could ultimately threaten his own tenure as divided DUP leader while …