Marty Walsh has dual US and Irish citizenship and grew up in a household in Boston where Irish was spoken. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times

Marty Walsh is the Irish-speaking son of Connemara emigrants

Employment Appeals Tribunal rules security firm was correct to sack employee

Counties with only one court venue, such as Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford and Offaly, will require only five retailers in each county. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Courts Service seeking 480 retail outlets to participate in new system of fines payment

More people with the condition are living longer thanks to improved therapies. Photograph: Thinkstock

Cystic fibrosis was only identified in case of 78-year-old woman two years ago

Nathan Coughlan’s solicitor said the young man knew he had to get a sentence for what he did and was willing to ‘take it on the chin’.

Emergency services scrambled unnecessarily to Ennis river on two occasions

Full-time Dublin and Cork coroners best paid with over €255,000 each last year

An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for a giant €80 million wind farm near the Co Tipperary village of Upperchurch in spite of widespread local opposition

Upperchurch project opposed by local group, An Taisce and nearby residents

The GPO: the PSEU told the Labour Court  An Post’s proposed new online attendance recording system  should be viewed as major change. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Increase sought over ‘estimated 30 to 45 minutes a week’ it would take staff to use system

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