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Burma by-elections a test for Suu Kyi’s ruling party The National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in the 2015 general election. A voter prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station in Rangoon, Burma (Thein Zaw/AP) Voters in several parts of Burma went to the polls on Saturday in 13 by-elections seen as a test of support for leader...
Mary Robinson and Peter Casey's appearances on the Late Late Show drew strong - and sometimes polar opposite - reactions from viewers Former president Mary Robinson and contentious former candidate Peter Casey were received with varying reactions after separately appearing on last night’s Late Late Show. Peter Casey defended comments he made during his election campaign, while members of the Travelling...
'Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement' - Taoiseach on 'fraying relationship between Britain and Ireland' Preparation: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the Brexit event. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement which ended thirty years of violence in Northern Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. "Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement and is fraying...
Brendan Howlin calls for Labour supporters to vote for Green Party and Social Democrats Brendan Howlin Photo: Frank McGrath Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has urged his supporters to back candidates from the Green Party and Social Democrats in forthcoming elections. Mr Howlin said Labour supporters should seek to ensure there are as many “progressive voices” as possible in both national and...
'He will be remembered as a visionary businessman' - Irish entrepreneur Noel Hanlon dies Noel O’Hanlon in his ambulance factory in Longford in 1988. He went on to become chairman of various national companies. Photo: Tony Reddy Irish entrepreneur Noel Hanlon died yesterday in South Africa. He had moved to the Cape Town area some years ago. He had suffered from cancer. Mr Hanlon...
Sophie Donaldson: 'Jenny gives the Lo-down on how to survive such nakedly ambitious times' Jennifer Lopez posed nearly nude at nearly 50 and no one was laughing, writes Sophie Donaldson Jennifer Lopez posing for 'Instyle' The world can be a cruel place to women of a certain age who wear clothing that has been daubed with that ambiguous but damning moniker: age-inappropriate. Even...
Colm McCarthy: 'It's time for an inquiry into this colossal failure' National Broadband Plan has lurched from crisis to crisis since its inception, writes Colm McCarthy The Department of Communications has consistently claimed, for many years and until very recently, that the plan to deliver high-speed broadband to every unserved property in Ireland would cost €500m, one-sixth of the figure revealed...
Brexiteer Boris heads to Dublin for speech at Pendulum Summit Boris Johnson will be speaking in the New Year. Photo: Reuters For Irish Europhiles, Boris Johnson is public enemy number one. But Britain's former foreign secretary remains box office - even among his harshest critics - and there is sure to be a full house in Dublin's Convention Centre when he arrives...
Fergal Keane: 'Precious prize of peace that must be saved' On the road from Belfast to Dublin in 1989, something lifted inside when you passed the Border The Border, as I first saw it, hardly existed at all. I was packed into a bus heading north surrounded by teenage girls from St Paul's School in Greenhills, Dublin. My mother taught English...
Kevin Doyle: 'The big ask: broadband and climate' Richard Bruton's new portfolio features two of Ireland's hottest - and toughest - topics, writes Kevin Doyle Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton, TD at his office on Adelaide Road. Photo: Steve Humphreys Richard Bruton's view has changed since he moved from an office in Dublin city centre two weeks ago...

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