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# republic - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Barbados to remove Queen as head of state by November 2021

A speech written by the country’s prime minister said “the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind”.

# republic - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence

One Dublin woman who ran a grocery shop was considered a key asset to Michael Collins, according to the files.

# republic - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.

# republic - Thursday 20 December, 2018

No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border

Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.

# republic - Monday 6 March, 2017

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande

Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.

# republic - Saturday 28 January, 2017

An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March

A Fianna Fáil senator has proposed 21 January (the date the first Dáil sat in 1919) should be Ireland’s Independence Day.

# republic - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day? Republic This post contains a poll

Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day?

It’s proposed 21 January – the first sitting of the Dáil – should be marked as Ireland’s Independence Day.

# republic - Monday 25 January, 2016

Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth

Almost all of Australia’s state and territory leaders have signed up in support of the country becoming a republic.

# republic - Monday 1 June, 2015

The North's strict new sex laws have kicked in. What does that mean for the Republic?

There are warnings the new laws will make Dublin and the border counties more attractive for pimps and traffickers.

# republic - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Column: Why is the Government afraid of celebrating 1916?

It appears to be a case of ‘don’t mention the war’ in the corridors of power at Dáil Éireann when it comes to 1916.

# republic - Friday 6 June, 2014

Less than half of those in their 60s do over 2.5 hours of exercise per week

Only 18 per cent of the over 70s engage in high levels of physical activity.

# republic - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60

The former Tánaiste Michael McDowell claims that that the Seanad costs each Irish citizen the price of a two litre bottle of milk every year.

# republic - Monday 8 July, 2013

Column: There's a case for a United Ireland but it doesn't lie in voodoo economics

If we want to end the partition between the Republic and Northern Ireland, then we need to embrace some realistic solutions for the economic future, writes David McCann.

# republic - Monday 22 April, 2013

Poll: Is Ireland still a 'rip-off Republic'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland still a 'rip-off Republic'?

A survey of tourists shows that our image among overseas visitors as a rip-off country has reversed – do you agree?

# republic - Thursday 7 February, 2013

42-year-old man arrested over child rape

The man was arrested in Omagh and extradited to the Republic of Ireland to face charges of child rape.

# republic - Friday 4 January, 2013

Column: Viewed from abroad, Ireland’s reconciliation is a success story

David McCann travelled to Korea, a partitioned country with a chequered economic history. The view from there is very different, he writes.

# republic - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole

Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.

# republic - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Column: Why is Alan Ryan's funeral the face of republicanism?

If politicians don’t want the masked men marching in a funeral cortege to continue being seen as the real face of republicanism, writes David McCann, they need to change the conversation.

# republic - Monday 2 July, 2012

Is the Pope coming to Ireland?

The Catholic Communications Office says there’s “no concrete information” about a rumoured visit in 2013.

# republic - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?

On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.