The area in which the incident took place is a popular spot for hang gliders with clear runs between the Sugar Loaf mountain and Kippure offering sweeping flight paths across the moorland and views of Dublin city, Wicklow and the Irish sea.  Photograph: Dara MacDomhnaill/The Irish Times

Student and instructor treated for non life-threatening injuries

Smart Futures ambassador and  Clare All-Ireland winner Shane O’Donnell with Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD and Dr Ruth Freeman of the Science Foundation. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Three-year plan to increase the take-up of science, technology, engineering and maths

Desmond Burke of Tourism Ireland with Emma Greene (left) and Rebecca Birka at the dress rehearsal in southern Sweden for the Battle of Clontarf re-enactment. Photograph: Tourism Ireland/Martin Lindeborg

Bus shuttle will be available to visitors to St Anne’s Park in Raheny, says Iarnród Éireann

Ten mainline and Dart services were reported to Railway Safety Commission in 2013

Mia Creighton from Cabra with Max the search dog that was donated to the Dublin Civil Defence by the family of the late Peggy Mangan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Shatter in jocular form as Civil Defence’s new search and rescue dog ‘passes out’

Inquiry heard conditions at Roscommon Hospital improved after emergency unit shut

Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said  the time frame for the midlands energy export project “has not been reached” and as a result “the project will not proceed”.

Plans to build 1,000 wind turbines across the midlands in doubt

A court has dismissed a defamation action taken by two members of Wicklow County Council against Wicklow county manager Eddie Sheehy (above). Photograph: Frank Miller

Judge said Wicklow county manager could rely on a ‘defence of truth’ in civil action

Wicklow county manager being sued over press release from him a year ago

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