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Eastwood: a career beyond compare

Photos have recently emerged showing Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood chatting on location in New York. Remarkably, this is the first time the two men...

Central Bank holds talks with firms on Brexit fallout

'Soft' border could be run by technology, says Kenny. Niall O'Connor A virtual border, run by technology, could be the solution to maintaining an open...

EU chiefs push UK to speed up exit

"We must not waste time -- the Conservative Party went fast" in getting Ms May in position, EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told reporters...

'A grave disappointment' - Eamon Dunphy has a pop at Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane

It's very conservative, long ball stuff. "I mean he signed Emile Heskey twice." .... Glenn Moore The last time Wales played in a major tournament...

Whiff of death hangs in the air just yards from city centre

I am no bleeding-heart liberal who sees these people as 'under-privileged', 'marginalised', 'deprived' - the buzzwords of the social science graduates. They are living, for...

Churchill and his uneasy Irish legacy

As First Lord of the Admiralty, in August 1915, Churchill, with poor military planning, led thousands of young Irishmen - like lambs to the slaughter...

100 defining moments of Ireland's past 100 years

However, the speech later becomes a source of criticism for reflecting his isolationist economic policies and social and cultural conservatism. Despite being a divisive political...

Burton plots left alliance to prop up Kenny's minority government

Also in attendance were her would-be successors Alan Kelly, currently Labour's deputy leader, and Brendan Howlin, who wants the top job without an election. Howlin's...

An administrative input error or just a good call?

But last year the liberal, intellectual magazine The New Yorker published a meticulously researched 15,000 word report on aspects of Adams's IRA history, entitled Where...

Paul Scholes: I don't want to see United turn into Arsenal and celebrate fourth place

Oliver Brown Such are the tribulations of transatlantic life, Steven Gerrard spends far more time by himself these days. A general ... The equation is...

Olivier Bernard confident Rafael Benitez can keep Newcastle up

Oliver Brown Such are the tribulations of transatlantic life, Steven Gerrard spends far more time by himself these days. ... The equation is simple for...

O'Brien also to train on the Flat

... has eased a little but is still generally no bigger than 2/1. Brian Hayes will miss Cheltenham after fracturing his pelvis while riding out.

Downfall: the inside story of Fine Gael's doomed campaign

Brian Hayes, the MEP, had yet to be brought on to the pitch as director of elections. "The idea was to ensure there was a...

George Hook: Joe Schmidt needs to start Ian Madigan and Garry Ringrose against England

"He has two alternatives now. He either becomes even more conservative, in which he actually says is that we actually don't pass the ball at...

'Gerry Adams does not understand the Republic'

In last week's TV3 leaders' debate, I said that Gerry Adams doesn't understand the Republic. ... That's what prompted me to respond that Gerry doesn't...

Great debate: why a nervous RTÉ is determined to play it safe this time

Hosted by Claire Byrne, and in front of a carefully selected audience of 350 people, it will also feature Renua's Lucinda Creighton, People Before Profit's...

Shaun Connolly's Campaign Diary: Joan's curtain call to leave Enda with a rogue problem

... to simultaneously go off in the heads of the Taoiseach and Micheál Martin as they suddenly remembered Jerry McCabe, the Jean McConville scandal, kangaroo...

Five talking points from Joe Schmidt's team announcement

As Rob Keaney and Sean O'Brien were announced as 11th hour omissions, though hopefully not long term ones, they joined Peter O'Mahony, Ian Henderson, Marty...

Joe Schmidt to start CJ Stander at 6 and Simon Zebo at full-back

Former Ireland international Gordon D'Arcy honoured by group who have raised $226m... Wayne O'Connor FORMER Ireland star Gordon D'Arcy has been honoured by a group...

Peel craves positive spin in northern hemisphere game

"If you're asking Jamie to distribute like a Gordon D'Arcy, that is not his game. You may as well play to people's strengths. ... His...

Why all the political parties want us to be their Facebook friends....

After Brian Cowen's infamous interview on Morning Ireland in 2010, when he sounded under the weather, then opposition TD, Simon Coveney of Fine Gael, tweeted:...

Kevin Doyle: Fine Gael's plan is to bore us with talk of recovery

And Brian Hayes had feet stomping with a rousing attack on Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin. But when it comes to ... The Fine Gael...

Dublin Fingal

Clifford-Lee is part of the slowly emerging liberal wing of the party and has called for a repeal of Eighth Amendment of the constitution, which...

The worlds largest floating Christmas tree unveiled in Rio

Sinn Féin runs for cover after its former friend Trump's 'Muslim' rant makes him politically... Jenny McCartney What a difference two decades makes. When a...

New leader a winning personality with a losing strategy

They now face an opposition in the mould of Labour before Tony Blair - an outfit so out of touch with the broader electorate that...

Liverpool undone by lack of ambition

... over Liverpool at Old Trafford last night. In his new autobiography, Steven Gerrard explains his feelings when Liverpool played Manchester United at Anfield last...

Syriza rebels form new far-Left grouping

Hard-line rebels within Greece's Syriza party broke away from their leader Alexis Tsipras yesterday, forming their own party and vowing to aggressively oppose austerity measures...

Let's do the decent thing, first time, and say Yes to love

Second, as I advocated a few weeks ago on Newstalk, the Yes campaign has stopped advancing abstract arguments and shown us actual loving couples like...

Old wounds reopen with scrappy 70-somethings

He soaked up the applause from foreign fans about his steady steerage of the Irish economy. Initially he left most of the domestic street-fighting to...

Sweden calls off submarine search

"We assess that the (vessel) that violated our waters has now left," Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad said. Sweden's military launched its biggest anti-submarine operation since...

Ottawa gunman converted to Islam

Thought it was dynamite or construction rather than anything else," said MP John McKay. He said security guards then came rushing down the halls, herding...

Canada shooting: Soldier shot and gunfire heard in Parliament

One member of parliament, Mark Strahl, tweeted from inside parliament: "Very tense situation in Ottawa this morning. Multiple gun shots fired outside of our caucus...

Former US Envoy locked in bitter Stateside election

Although, Connecticut is a historically liberal state, the entry of Visconti will draw conservative votes away from Foley. Share ... Film director Neil Jordan and...

Ebola vaccine to begin testing

The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is,...

Tories, Labour reel as UKIP rock the vote and take seat

Yesterday the Conservatives and Labour were left struggling to respond to the challenge of Nigel Farage's Euro-sceptic party as it took its first Westminster seat...

MP Brooks Newmark 'battling demons'

"When a newspaper exposed one of these episodes - involving a male freelance reporter using stolen pictures to impersonate a young female Conservative Party activist...

Politics and Society should form part of Leaving Cert curriculum

He wanted them to learn more about philosophical thought and to explore the meaning of words like fascism, socialism, democracy, liberalism and laissez faire. Since...

Canada to bomb militants in Iraq

"Canada will do our part," Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt tweeted after the vote. Canada has more than two dozen special forces advisers already in...

Pope braced for a bruising showdown with hardliners

Although the Church's intransigence on the issue has driven away many Catholics, the Pope's urge for reform is opposed by some cardinals, as well as...

White couple suing sperm bank for donor mix-up leaving them with mixed-race ...

Ms Cramblett and her partner have stated that they love their two-year-old daughter Payton very much, but that bringing her up in the conservative area...

Alice Gross: More forensic tests required to determine cause of death

She brought so much joy to our family and those who knew her. "We still don't know who is responsible for .... Hayden Smith A...

Shortage of priests could force double-up of funerals

"The bishops are, by nature, very conservative, but they no longer have an alternative because the way things stand our priests are getting old, retiring...

Books: They had a dream

Irish Independent - the vivid faces before 1916Irish IndependentAcclaimed historian Roy Foster's new book examines the idealistic young people who gradually became revolutionaries in the...

Quiet man with common touch draws strength from adversity

"Aidan O'Mahony was left out for the Clare game, came on after 20 minutes for David Moran and stayed there afterwards. Declan ... In his...

Time to move forward after rejection of independence from UK, Scots told

Bryan Buchan, chief executive of Scottish Engineering, said: "We are delighted to put the uncertainty of the last two years behind us and to resume...

Ukraine's President warns country on brink of 'all-out war' with Russia

With Tusk, a conservative easterner replacing the Belgian Van Rompuy, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, from the centre-left, would take over as the bloc's foreign...

London Mayor Boris Johnson confirms new MP hopes

The flamboyant Conservative politician put an end to speculation over his plans by confirming he has applied to be considered as the Tory candidate in...

Something has gone seriously wrong in our fair city

I think it shows a very bad side to an American liberal icon that he will push around small states, but his response to Putin's...

Feminism fails to confront rise of Sharia law

The popularity of "cultural relativism" in leftie, liberal circles has led to a two-tier system of human rights. In May, the .... and sun? Smokin'...

Hillary's Holy Grail could be a poisoned chalice

Could it really be worth the candle for those - like Hillary and vice president Joe Biden - who might want to succeed him, Mr...