Paul Rowe of Educate Together: says there  have been unexpected hold-ups due to “real estate” problems, including that many schools earmarked for transfer were owned by religious trusts or foundations

Plans to divest primary schools from the Catholic Church to other patrons are being hindered by unexpected legal complications, including an absence (...)

A born optimist

  A born optimist Like other Limerick families, we spent our annual holidays in Kilkee, Co Clare. This photograph was taken in the sum(...)

Fire overnight on Tramore sand dunes. Photograph: Leah Burgess

A major fire which broke out on the sand dune system outside Tramore, Co Waterford late last night has caused significant damage to wildlife an(...)

Savills is seeking offers of more than €200,000 for a site of 1.17 acres adjacent to Tramore, Co Waterford. Located off the Summervill(...)

A screen grab of the YouTube clip showing a woman running from a large wave in Tramore, Co Waterford.

Dramatic footage of a woman and her dog running from a huge wave in Tramore, Co Waterford has emerged. The video posted on the Swellseekers.ie (...)

A garda road-block at the scene , where the remains of a man believed to be in his 30s have been found with gunshot wounds, at Bohernabreeena road, Tallaght, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The remains of a man believed to be in his 30s have been found with gunshot wounds and other injuries in west Dublin. The killing is the eighth violen(...)

A massive hole appeared on Strand Road, Tramore, Co Waterford today.  Photograph: Tina Schley

Members of the public have been advised to stay away from the promenade and other exposed areas around Tramore, Co Waterford after the resort town rec(...)

‘Are there actually three festivals happening in Ireland every week?” A common response whenever I try to explain the obsessive festival behaviour I’v(...)

Dam beavers: the animals can change the environment. Illustration: Michael Viney

The correspondence prompted by this column over the years has often been richly instructive. And along with the observations that nourish Eye on Natur(...)

Three children who drifted almost 30km in a floating toy are among the call-outs involving 16 people in cheap inflatable boats and swimming aids which the RNLI has
ve 
dealt with this summer. Photograph:
Frank Miller

Three children who drifted almost 30km in a floating toy are among the call-outs involving 16 people in cheap inflatable boats and swimming aids which(...)