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What to buy with your book voucher: May we recommend...

Charlotte Gordon's latest deep-dive is a wholly original dual biography. Romantic .... Nuala O'Connor. Ferenji is the debut short-story collection from Helena Mulkerns, a former...

Brexit fuels debate over State's minimum wage

The three were trade unionists Patricia King and Gerry Light, who penned one of the minority reports, and Edel McGinley of the Migrant Rights Centre,...

Fine Gael Brexit breakfast digests likely effect of Leave outcome

A former Conservative MEP who defected to Ukip in 2012, Helmer said the EU was a “juggernaut with its own momentum which goes in one...

Kate Beckinsale: Phone taps and Austen super powers

“I once did a press day in Dublin with Colin [Farrell], bless him, for Total Recall. But apart from that I'd never spent any time...

Guillotine-happy Robespierre invoked in debate on taoiseach

Minister of State Simon Harris had earlier said the government manifesto had to be based on three overarching elements: they had to create a country...

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour supporters to vote to stay in EU

Jeremy Corbyn has called on Labour supporters to vote to stay in the European Union, arguing that, despite the EU's shortcomings, there was a “socialist...

Visual art: The RHA's phoenix-like rise from the ashes

For much of the 20th century, the academy was typecast as a prescriptive, conservative institution. In the early years of the Free State, it was...

Kathy Sheridan runs the rule over maverick medic John Crown

“You probably lick yourself every night before you go to bed,” snapped the then minister of state Brian Hayes to Crown during one infamous exchange...

Election 2016 – political deadlock or a unique opportunity for change?

Perhaps, as a society, we still retain a certain conservatism, tolerance and respect for difference. The abortion .... Sir, – One factor being overlooked when...

Dublin Rathdown results: Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat as Green Party returns

Fine Gael's Alan Shatter has lost his Dáil seat with the Green Party's deputy leader Catherine Martin leapfrogging him on the last count to record...

Jeremy Corbyn is Margaret Thatcher's successor. In a way

Nobody seems to be paying much heed to John Major or Tony Blair. Even Gordon Brown doesn't care what Gordon Brown ... More than anything...

The Dáil's in recess. What have politicians chosen to catch up on their reading?

In August 2008 David Cameron handed out a list of recommended reading to his fellow Conservative Party MPs before the House of Commons recesssed for...

The 100 best novels in English? Irish writers and critics have their say

Colin Barrett. It's hard to get excited either way about this list. The idea of a canon, the notion that there are these works of...

Envoy, the literary magazine that sought to put Irish culture on the map

A series of critical assessments on the main Irish literary figures of the first 50 years of the twentieth century, which would be “written by...

Greek referendum: Greece votes No to bailout terms

Euro falls in wake of Greek voters rejecting austerity · Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has called on the Greek political leaders to “ditch their...

Syriza celebrates as Greeks deliver an electoral earthquake

Euro falls in wake of Greek voters rejecting austerity · Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has called on the Greek political leaders to “ditch their...

Britain and Europe: The Endgame. An Irish Perspective review: What would ...

(blog) (blog)O'Ceallaigh points to how the debate has undergone a fundamental change since the economic crisis, the rise of Ukip, the dominance of immigration...

Donald Clarke: When Gerry met Charles

The video of Gerry Adams and Prince Charles shaking hands is among the weirdest films I have reviewed this year. In everyday life, a handshake...

Patricia McKenna: Referendum Commission's original role should be restored

Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson and Jen Wilson: “ “Now that the Scottish Tory leader and Irish partner call for Yes vote in...

Kathy Sheridan: Why Tesco should pilot healthy cooking for kids in Ireland

Last December, the launch of an important cross-party report on the growing problem of hunger in Britain was derailed in a few sentences by a...

Ireland needs to prepare for looming UK breakup or reform

Telegraph.co.ukLabour leader Ed Miliband accused Cameron of “playing fast and loose with the union”. Michael Forsyth, a former Conservative Scottish secretary, warned that his approach...

Three of 31 candidates from main NI unionist parties are women

Prof Yvonne Galligan, director of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics at Queen's University Belfast, says more must be done to increase the...

Donald Clarke: A trigger warning about trigger warnings

. Warning: this piece contains facetious ... Nonetheless, we could forgive any conservative Christian who, perusing that list, concluded that the trigger warning movement leaned...

Hearts of stone in Ireland's civil war

Many who wrote to Cosgrave invoked the ghost of her late brother, Terence, who had died on hunger strike in Brixton Prison during the War...

Soldier and gunman dead after dramatic shootings in Ottawa

National Post Witnesses said at least 30 shots were fired after a gunman entered the parliament building and was pursued by police. The assault came very...

Soldier and gunman dead after dramatic shootings in Ottawa

Guard wounded Canadian cabinet minister Jason Kenney said a guard in parliament buildings had also been wounded in the incident. It was unclear whether there...

European Parliament group led by Ukip collapses

Mr Carswell left the Conservative Party and joined Ukip in August, prompting fears of further defections as British prime minister David Cameron struggles to placate...

Kenny and Burton implementing 'Tory' policies, Adams claims

Mr Adams accused both Ms Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny of implementing policies favoured by the British Conservative Party. “Sinn Féin is opposed to Toryism...

The Queer Film Digest

(blog)This HBO documentary looks at the extraordinary legal case taken to overturn Prop 8, made all the more compelling by the attorneys who joined...

Hard to discern any coherent rationale to Kenny's choices

Kenny, who is often assumed to be conservative in his approach to ministerial reshuffles, actually sacked four of the nine Fine Gael's Ministers of State...

America's border chaos

Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images .... While the crisis is a national issue, Murrieta's stand has cast this conservative place in Californian wine country to the...

Anti-EU fringe remains on outside as top parliamentary posts allocated

The European Conservative and Reformists group, the third-largest group in the parliament, is represented across the committee system, with members of Alternative fur Deutschland and...

With new power for European Parliament comes scrutiny

The defection of Brian Crowley to the European Conservative and Reformists (ECR) group is a serious blow to Fianna Fáil's links with liberal group Alde,...

'Ode to Joy' as old hands show newbies Europe's parliamentary ropes

As Irish MEPs took their seats in the vast chamber, the old hands were spotted giving a helping hand to the new recruits, with Mairead...

On the joys of late John Coltrane

(blog)Scott Walker certainly followed the pattern. Nobody can reasonably ... “I regret Coltrane's death,” Philip Larkin, a conservative on jazz as on so many...

Brown proposes greater devolution if Scottish independence is rejected

Scotsman (blog) First published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 22:58. Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown has called for greater devolution powers for Scotland if voters there...