Evening headlines: Leo Varadkar “not convinced” that we are closer to a border poll despite the success of the Sinn Féin elections; Joe Wicks trains with thousands on Irish hospital grounds

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar ‘not convinced’ we are closer to a United Ireland border ballot despite successful Sinn Féin election

Tánasite Leo Varadkar says he is “not convinced” that Sinn Féin’s historic victory to become Northern Ireland’s largest party has brought the island closer to a border reunification poll.

Northern Ireland election 2022: Sinn Féin set to become Stormont’s biggest party as counting continues

The count resumed this morning in the later Northern Ireland Assembly elections with Sinn Fein firmly on course to become Stormont’s largest party.

“As the cost of living continues to rise, there are nurses struggling five days to payday”

A senior nurse and father of three has told of the financial difficulties he and other colleagues are facing as the cost of living soars.

Taliban orders all Afghan women to wear burqas in public

Afghan Taliban leaders have ordered all Afghan women to wear full-covering burkas in public, officials said.

Apple’s main Irish arm paid more than $8.5 billion in corporation tax in 2021

Pre-tax profits at Cork-based Apple Operations International doubled to nearly $68 billion last year.

Joe Wicks trains with thousands on Irish hospital grounds

Joe Wicks trained with thousands of festival-goers on the first day of WellFest 2022.

Fifty more people evacuated from Mariupol steelworks, pro-Russian forces say

A further 50 people were evacuated today from besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, according to pro-Russian forces.

Brian Dowling: Our battles over surrogacy or adoption made me angry

Brian Dowling and her husband Arthur Gourounlian said they found it difficult to start a family in Ireland because of their sexuality.

Public transport fares: all the details on price developments from Monday

All public transport fares in Dublin will be cut by 20% from Monday and the reductions will remain in place until the end of the year.

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Fascinating footage of dolphins off the west coast of Cork

Monkeypox case: Health experts scramble to trace contacts of UK patient with disease

A person has been diagnosed with monkeypox in England, health bosses have said.

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