David Quinn: High standards aren't easy or popular but we need them
This is a country that has been at war with high standards for a long time now. Three seemingly unconnected stories this week demonstrated that in full.
Sarah Mac Donald: ‘An extraordinary drop in a very short time’ – Census data shows Catholic faith suffers steep decline
Susie Coen: Elon Musk’s hopes of being the White House kingmaker are in tatters
Ministers stuck between bog and a hard place in 330,000-hectare rewet scheme
Fionnán Sheahan: Kafkaesque tale of ‘Garda M’ being prosecuted for doing his duty marks a watershed
‘Uncharted territory’ for world as next five years to be hottest ever
Lindy McDowell: Not quite ostracised, but still an awkward day for ‘Spare’ Harry who walked up aisle of Westminster Abbey on his own
The big questions about the coronation answered… like will it be awkward for Harry and what’s this about ‘rocking horse sex’?
Xi Jinping’s telephone diplomacy with Volodymyr Zelensky serves only what’s in China’s interest
Could Mary Lou McDonald be the greatest victim of master manipulator Jonathan Dowdall?
A farmers’ political party based on Dutch model has potential to do well in next election
Philip Schofield’s ‘mea culpa’ interview shows lies always catch you out in the end
When will my energy bill fall and why is the regulator not doing more?
‘There is unprecedented pressure’ – late bookers face €300 fortnight parking charge at Dublin Airport
From peat lands to fuel prices, these four key fault lines are threatening the Coalition’s cohesion
Daniel McDonnell and Aidan O'Hara reflect on Friday's League of Ireland action
Rory McIlroy hangs tough in Ohio as Séamus Power and Shane Lowry slip back
VHI Women's Mini Marathon: I run to feel happy
More than 230 killed and 900 hurt after two trains derail in India
On This Day in History - 3rd June
British Soap Awards: Stars do battle for best dramatic moments
The Gallows Pole review: gritty realism and crisp white sheets as Yorkshire seethes with pre-industrial tension
Red Books, the little bookshop that could —‘There’s a real family atmosphere and you meet all sorts of people. It’s the place to be’
Singer Cathy Davey: ‘I am hairy where girls aren’t meant to be. I have calloused hands; my feet would scare children’
The new generation of Irish ice cream makers: ‘The maddest flavour we’ve done was sweet potato gelato with black pepper’