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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...
'Catastrophe' as plastic fibres from building works on Dun Laoghaire pier pollute beach Grainne Grehan, left, and Harriet Donnelly with her daughter Flossie (11) collect hundreds of the sharp plastic slivers from the beach in Sandycove. Photo: Damien Eagers It was to be the jewel in the crown of the redeveloped seafront with €10m being spent rejuvenating the iconic Dun Laoghaire...
Rallying the troops: Trump's midterm battle Trump bids to turn back 'blue wave' as Democrats fight to take control of Congress, writes Ben Riley-Smith in West Virginia Supporters hold up signs as Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southport High School in Indiana. Photo: Nicholas Kamm The first thing you see in the room is Donald Trump. Thumbs up, white...
Career mobster James Whitey Bulger's surprising advice to three schoolgirls Police mugshots of James Whitey Bulger In the years leading up to his death in jail last week, notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger wrote about his regrets in life. Bulger, imprisoned for life for his role in 11 murders, wrote a letter to three teenage girls in 2015, telling them...
Letters to the Editor: 'Repeating the mistakes of 2008' 'The announced departure of Angela Merkel is another stern warning of just how fragile and inadequate economic policy within the EU, and indeed the whole world, is.' Photo: Reuters Sir - Consternation and worry generated by the announced departure of Angela Merkel is another stern warning of just how fragile and inadequate...
Karl Deeter: 'Intergenerational inequality gap cuts both ways' The older generation are deluded if they think their lot is worse than it was for those of the same age 50 years ago, says Karl Deeter Stock image There is an idea I often write about called 'intergenerational inequality'. You can see it as a problem, or a natural phenomenon. The basic concept...
Gene Kerrigan: 'It's time to fight this hideous development' How to wag your finger, and how to spin the truth - Gene Kerrigan on why modern journalism is losing out to spin On one side, there are the people. They want to know what's going on. The quality of their lives, and the decisions they make - their jobs, their homes,...
Eoghan Harris: 'Angela Merkel will be sorely missed by the European Union' Harris cartoon Nov 4 Like all great leaders, Angela Merkel will not be missed until she has left the stage and we see the pygmies in her place. Hearing the news she was stepping down, I thought of what a man in the crowd said watching the cortege of Frederick...

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