Optimism in the air as designers show off colourful creations to world

Competition in the craft sector is tough and Brexit is throwing a lengthening shadow of uncertainty, but Ireland’s creatives put on an impressive show yesterday for foreign buyers in search of something new and wow.

Competition in the craft sector is tough and Brexit is throwing a lengthening shadow of uncertainty, but Ireland's creatives put on an impressive show yesterday for foreign buyers in search of something new and wow.

Violence breaks out at Macedonia protest

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens against next week’s parliamentary vote to ratify a name deal with Macedonia.

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens against next week's parliamentary vote to ratify a name deal with Macedonia.

Ambitious boss sets sights on growing passenger numbers to 75 million

Jim Meade has worked in railways all his life. In 1983, he joined Irish Rail, working in mechanical engineering before moving to operations from 2003. Last May, he was appointed CEO.

Jim Meade has worked in railways all his life. In 1983, he joined Irish Rail, working in mechanical engineering before moving to operations from 2003. Last May, he was appointed CEO.

That’s (not) nice: ‘Mrs Brown’s’ Eilish is first to be booted off ‘DWTS’

A shock first elimination saw ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Eilish Brown axed from ‘Dancing With The Stars’ last night, as she announced age was never a factor in how she performed on the show.

A shock first elimination saw 'Mrs Brown's Boys' Eilish Brown axed from 'Dancing With The Stars' last night, as she announced age was never a factor in how she performed on the show.

‘Broken man’: Grieving firefighter rebuilds life with 160km charity jungle run

A firefighter has run 160km through a jungle in Costa Rica, scaling 3,000 metres, in aid of a charity that supported him in the wake of the death of his mother to cancer.

A firefighter has run 160km through a jungle in Costa Rica, scaling 3,000 metres, in aid of a charity that supported him in the wake of the death of his mother to cancer.

Letters to the Editor: Hogan’s arrogance reveals EU wish to kill a people’s democratic choice

In typical, arrogant fashion, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan called for UK Prime Minister Theresa May to row back on “her red line” of leaving the customs union (Irish Independent, Comment, January 19). It is not Mrs May’s red line but that of the British …

In typical, arrogant fashion, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan called for UK Prime Minister Theresa May to row back on "her red line" of leaving the customs union (Irish Independent, Comment, January 19). It is not Mrs May's red line but that of the British people that the UK leaves the European Union and with it the customs union.

Fergus O’Farrell: ‘Force and politics combined to win freedom in War of Independence’

The General Election of December 1918 transformed Irish politics. The Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated Irish nationalist politics for decades, was wiped out, retaining just six seats. Sinn Féin won 73 seats, while the Unionists took 22, p…

The General Election of December 1918 transformed Irish politics. The Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated Irish nationalist politics for decades, was wiped out, retaining just six seats. Sinn Féin won 73 seats, while the Unionists took 22, predominantly in the north-east of the country and in pockets of Dublin.