Green Party Special Report: Ready to take advantage of rising tide of concern on climate crisis

Green Party Special Report: Ready to take advantage of rising tide of concern on climate crisis

Six seats next general election could see the Greens in government again, even if some party members are still bruised by their previous experience of coalition.

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Independents Special Report: From the sidelines to main stage

Independents Special Report: From the sidelines to main stage

A wave of Independents were swept into power in the last general election. The country was in recovery mode.

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Derelict properties: €30m worth of property on Cork City’s derelict sites register

Derelict properties: €30m worth of property on Cork City’s derelict sites register

There is now more than €30m worth of property listed on the derelict sites register in Cork city.

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Wimbledon: Lawns look lovely, but time to keep off the grassThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Wimbledon: Lawns look lovely, but time to keep off the grass

The 133rd Wimbledon tennis championships are in full swing and, in time-honoured British tradition, the UK is fixated on seedings, scorelines, and strawberries and ...

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Labour Special Report: The appetite for change is evident in grassroots of Ireland’s oldest party

Labour Special Report: The appetite for change is evident in grassroots of Ireland’s oldest party

The leadership issue has been put on the back burner before the general election but unless there is a positive result, the knives will be out for Brendan Howlin, ...

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A community fighting to save their homes against infrastructure

A community fighting to save their homes against infrastructure

When infrastructure requires the sacrifice of communities it seems only better-off areas with political connections can stand up to projects, writes Michael Clifford. ...

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In the battle for Ireland’s centre, what does Fine Gael actually stand for?

In the battle for Ireland’s centre, what does Fine Gael actually stand for?

What does the modern iteration of Fine Gael stand for? This is the question that has dogged the leadership of Leo Varadkar since he became party leader two years ...

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50 years on from Stonewall: The rebellion of changing minds and hearts an everyday battleThis story is enriched with multi-media content

50 years on from Stonewall: The rebellion of changing minds and hearts an everyday battle

LGBT Pride is known for beautiful colours and music in the streets, but its roots are in the revolution against oppressive systems, says Ciara Mulcahy.

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He has led Fianna Fáil for eight years, but will Micheál Martin ever lead the country?

He has led Fianna Fáil for eight years, but will Micheál Martin ever lead the country?

Micheal Martin has taken risks in rebuilding the party since the disastrous 2011 election — such as propping up Fine Gael in government and backing abortion ...

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‘All we are told is no, no, no’: Parents of children with autism reveal uphill battles to find schools

‘All we are told is no, no, no’: Parents of children with autism reveal uphill battles to find schools

At both primary and secondary level, school places for special needs children are at a premium and parents are under huge pressure with the lack of supports, writes ...

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Jon Stewart: journey from satirist to political advocate is no laughing matterThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Jon Stewart: journey from satirist to political advocate is no laughing matter

When Jon Stewart quit the Daily Show, the satirical news and comedy show he hosted for 16 years until August 2015, he explained to his replacement, Trevor Noah, ...

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Special Report: Mary Lou McDonald’s leadership comes under scrutiny in wake of poll performance

Special Report: Mary Lou McDonald’s leadership comes under scrutiny in wake of poll performance

Sinn Féin never imagined their recent election results would be so poor and must now figure out how to get the electorate back on side, writes Political Editor ...

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Special Report - Far right in Ireland: ‘Dark money’ and the price of democracy

Special Report - Far right in Ireland: ‘Dark money’ and the price of democracy

Many associate the murky world of ‘dark money’ with the US political system, but its influence has reached far closer to home, including European elections ...

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Youghal is being transformed as it gets ready to welcome the Ironman triathlon

Youghal is being transformed as it gets ready to welcome the Ironman triathlon

The international sporting cavalcade is the biggest thing to hit the East Cork town since ‘Moby Dick’, writes Christy Parker

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Meet some of the Irishmen who fought on D-Day including one who went on confront Rommel

Meet some of the Irishmen who fought on D-Day including one who went on confront Rommel

While Ireland was officially neutral in the Second World War, thousands of Irishmen fought against fascism by serving in the British, American, and Canadian armies, ...

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Creating a buzz about diversity will benefit all

Creating a buzz about diversity will benefit all

Farmers like the McCalls can play a leading role in the battle for Ireland’s threatened bees, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Letters to the President: Dear Mr Trump ...

Letters to the President: Dear Mr Trump ...

Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to Ireland this week, we asked a broad range of individuals and organisations to compose open letters explaining why he ...

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Imperfect system and cruel barriers still stopping women access abortion

Imperfect system and cruel barriers still stopping women access abortion

Repealing the Eighth Amendment removed the ban on women accessing abortion in Ireland. But, one year on, issues such as the three-day waiting period mean that some ...

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More power is needed to fix Ireland’s expensive and futile fines system

More power is needed to fix Ireland’s expensive and futile fines system

People who receive a fine for a criminal offence but who fail to pay up are, in the vast majority of cases, getting away with it and the Courts Service believes ...

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Half of transgender and non-binary people hide their identity at work in fear of discrimination – here’s how you can help

Half of transgender and non-binary people hide their identity at work in fear of discrimination – here’s how you can help

For people who identify as LGBT+, the workplace can be a difficult environment to manage. One in five lesbian, gay and bisexual employees say they have experienced ...

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Nigel Farage triumphs: Survey reveals what drove voters to the Brexit Party in the European elections

Nigel Farage triumphs: Survey reveals what drove voters to the Brexit Party in the European elections

The European elections in England were a triumph for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which took 32% of the vote. There was real success for the Liberal Democrats ...

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Immersive read: French trial of Ian Bailey is latest chapter in nightmare which is now 23-years-old

Immersive read: French trial of Ian Bailey is latest chapter in nightmare which is now 23-years-old

Ian Bailey will be tried for murder in his absence next week and the trial in a Parisian courthouse will be the latest chapter in a story which has captivated Ireland ...

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