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Why the great school 'baptism barrier' debate will be long fingered again

Why the great school 'baptism barrier' debate will be long fingered again

Bruton wants to end the controversial admissions policy - but getting everyone's blessing will be difficult, writes Hugh O'Connell

Winner and answers to the 2016 political quiz

Winner and answers to the 2016 political quiz

John Tarrant of Co Cork wins a case of Pèppoli Chianti Classico wine

Crisis in the North: Ashes to clashes

Crisis in the North: Ashes to clashes

A political crisis looms in the North, along with an imminent election and an uncertain future

Crisis in the North: DUP still marches to the same old drum

Crisis in the North: DUP still marches to the same old drum

The scrapping of a small grant to an Irish language course may have had more significance in stoking the crisis than the renewable energy scheme debacle

Crisis in the North: McGuinness’s exit could signal end to reign of Adams

Crisis in the North: McGuinness’s exit could signal end to reign of Adams

The esteem in which Martin McGuinness is held by republicans helped the more remote and intellectual Gerry Adams

What’s in the stars for Leo Varadkar?

What’s in the stars for Leo Varadkar?

Tipped as Ireland’s next taoiseach, if Leo Varadkar is not careful the prize could slip through his fingers

Brexit: we will get the best deal for Ireland

Brexit: we will get the best deal for Ireland

The Minister for Foreign Affairs responds to criticisms made of the state’s Brexit strategy in this newspaper

Tax advice on Apple is costing Revenue €600,000

Tax advice on Apple is costing Revenue €600,000

Revenue seeks ‘independent study’ on Apple tax situation; State hiring PwC tax team

€65k bill for Dublin Brexit meeting

€65k bill for Dublin Brexit meeting

Kenny hosted a one-day all-island civic dialogue on Brexit at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham last November

FF cuts debts after making €150,000 from St Luke’s

FF cuts debts after making €150,000 from St Luke’s

The party’s first ever published accounts show gain from 2015 sale

FG beefs up backroom team at Department of Health

FG beefs up backroom team at Department of Health

Kathyann Barret to advise on media strategy in Hawkins House

DUP using Irish language as a ‘political football’, say activists

DUP using Irish language as a ‘political football’, say activists

Martin McGuinness complaining of ‘crude and crass bigotry’ towards the language

Fine Gael TD’s plan to double property tax on vacant homes

Fine Gael TD’s plan to double property tax on vacant homes

Fianna Fáil has not ruled out supporting the measure

Coca-Cola’s sugary charm offensive against new tax

Coca-Cola’s sugary charm offensive against new tax

Drinks giant has met with ministers and politicians ahead of a new tax on sugary drinks

Ross delay on insurance ruling puts Mondello at risk

Ross delay on insurance ruling puts Mondello at risk

A European court ruling could effectively shut down the venue