The inquest into George Nkencho’s death is expected to examine the broader issue of policing the black community in Ireland, a coroner has said. The submission was made in Dublin Coroner’s Court as the inquest opened into the death of the 27-year-old, who was shot dead by gardaí outside his home in Clonee on December …

Successive Irish governments have proclaimed loud and clear their commitment to creating a knowledge-based economy and the high levels of research and development (R&D) investment required to support it. Unfortunately, reality speaks louder than rhetoric and Ireland languishes at the foot of the European ranking for R&D spending. Figures produced by Eurostat at the end …

A predominantly state-funded company set up to fight poverty in Galway made payments to contractors without receiving invoices, broke public procurement rules and did not keep regular books, according to an internal audit. The auditors found that the Galway City Partnership’s accounting system “may not be fit for purpose” and identified several weaknesses, which they …

Xherdan Shaqiri said Switzerland could not do more while waiting to see if their 3-1 win over Turkey secured them a place in the round of 16 of Euro 2020. haqiri struck twice in Baku as Switzerland put in an impressive performance to keep their hopes of making the round of 16 as one of …

UNHCR in Ireland has said the Covid-19 pandemic has made it much more difficult for refugees to resettle here, with arrivals over the past two years being well below government commitments. He said the Irish government is committed to resettling 2,900 refugees by 2023, but so far only 250 have arrived between this year and …

The late Sybil Byrne SYBIL Byrne, Mayo House, Crettyard, Co Laois, passed away peacefully under the loving care of staff in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on Tuesday May 4, and with her beloved husband Cecil and loving daughter Joyce, was a highly respected member of the local Church of …

Notre Dame secured an entry from Mission Hills, Calif. Linebacker Bishop Alemany Niuafe Tuihalamaka on Saturday, and with his entry the Irish took a big step up in the Rivals 2022 standings. After Pittsburgh Central Catholic defensive tackle Donovan Hinish signed to the Irish on June 4, Notre Dame had the No. 4 recruiting class …

Hundreds of people participated in a “rally against hate” in response to the increase in cases of racism. he Rally Against Hate was organized by the group Le Cheile, which means together in Irish, an alliance of public figures working to “counter the rise of fascism and far-right politics in Ireland”. The crowd heard from …

TÁNAISTE Leo Varadkar has set a new target of up to 40,000 new homes built each year to reach a target of 70% homeowners by the end of the decade. In his speech to the Fine Gael ard fheis on Saturday evening, Mr Varadkar, whose party has been in government for a decade, said the …

The political debate in Northern Ireland has become “quite aggressive” in recent weeks, Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney said. “The idea that some members of the loyalist community would blame the Dublin government, as they call it, for all Brexit and Protocol woes is just not accurate,” he said. “It is we who are now looking …