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Heartmelting Mother's Day poem from Irish writer Lewis Kenny

Lewis Kenny's heartwarming poem for Mother's Day by Lewis Kenny

Most men will admit that they don’t think about their mother often enough or treat her as considerately as they should. They forget that while they’re busy getting on with working lives, their mothers are always worrying about them and willing them on, ready to do anything they can to …

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Brexit vote sees more shoppers crossing the border

The Brexit vote has boosted business in Northern Ireland from shoppers across the UK’s only EU land border, a leading retailer has said. The number from the south visiting Newry in Co Down is up 50% since the June referendum as the pound slid in value against the euro, Buttercrane …

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Flanagan warns UK against fortifying border after Brexit

Britain has been warned by the Irish government that any attempt to fortify the border with the Republic to prevent migrants slipping into the UK by the back door “won’t work”. Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan insisted the two countries must keep the “invisible” border that exists at present after …

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Two-thirds in Republic 'would vote for united Ireland'

Two out of three people in the Irish Republic would vote for a united Ireland, a major opinion poll has found. Pollster Red C said its latest national survey – weeks after the Brexit result – shows a sharp rise in support for reunification since a similar opinion poll six …

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