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Masoud Eslami: 'Why Harris should relinquish Iranian blame and shame game' The revolution in Iran has, in reality, proved to be a successful evolution, writes Masoud Eslami, the Iranian ambassador Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, centre, at the annual Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran (Iranian Presidency Office/AP) My vision for making peace is as simple as that of Eoghan Harris, former Irish senator...
Patricia King: 'New legislation will protect workers and tackle the scourge of zero-hour contracts'   Work-life balance: Smartphone technology has blurred the lines between home and work life. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg The regulation of working hours is one of the trade union movement's earliest and most far-reaching achievements. Borne out of the long hours toiled by workers, including children, in the factories and...
Trade union leader Nunan to be Labour candidate for European Elections INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan. Photo: Frank McGrath TRADE Union leader Sheila Nunan has been selected as the Labour Party's candidate to contest the European Elections in the Ireland South constituency. Ms Nunan won out over former Labour TD for Clare, Michael McNamara, who also contested today's selection convention in Cork....
Commuter belt land at €50,000 per acre to set a bar for Leinster land in 2019 The 39ac parcel of ground near Clonee is currently zoned for agricultural usage but has future development potential Property in the greater Dublin area and in the counties bordering the capital continues to make good money. Coonans of Maynooth are bringing a 39ac parcel of ground...
Trump delivers aggressive speech to rouse supporters on the right He complained often of getting ‘no credit’ for his achievements as he proudly drifted “off script” at the Conservative Political Action Conference. President Donald Trump hugs the American flag (Jose Luis Magana/AP) President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of “the socialist nightmare” and attacked several other groups in a speech...
Farmers slam 'scattered' approach on dog control Farmers have slammed what they describe as a "scattered approach" to dog control by government departments. It comes as sheep farmers call for more protection for vulnerable lambs from marauding dogs. The INHFA pointed out that the current dog control regime involved two government departments, local authorities and private companies. INHFA president Colm O'Donnell said sheep...
Docking manoeuvre: Elon Musk's capsule reaches space station Success: The SpaceX Crew Dragon moves within 20 metres of the International Space Station to dock. Photo: AP A privately built capsule with just a test dummy aboard has docked smoothly with the International Space Station in a big step toward putting the US back in the business of launching astronauts. The Dragon capsule,...
Cormac McQuinn: 'Emails show relations with tech firm are still very warm' Former taoiseach Enda Kenny with Leo Varadkar in 2016. Photo: Tom Burke It's six years since former Taoiseach Enda Kenny was allegedly listed in a Facebook internal memo as among its "friends" but newly released emails show that relations with the Irish Government remain very cordial. Senior Facebook executive Sheryl...
Gene Kerrigan: 'A choice between two kinds of corruption' Brexit will determine the timing of an election, but the dilemma for voters will still be the same old one, writes Gene Kerrigan Call me a sentimental old fool, but I've a soft spot for Micheal Martin. For decades, Fianna Fail strutted around Government Buildings as though the party owned the place. If...
Obituary: Noel Mulcahy Former Senator who was also influential university academic, writes Liam Collins Expertise: Noel Mulcahy In an unpublished memoir, Senator Noel Mulcahy recalled how he was walking down Merrion Street with Charlie Haughey in 1981, when he broached the subject of being added to the 'ticket' in North-Dublin. He had already moved house from Dalkey to Sutton and was a...

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