The Environmental Protection Agency has warned over a microscopic parasite in drinking water. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Some 161,000 people are at risk of crippling illness from a microscopic parasite in drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency has warned. (...)

George Hook’s comments
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  • September 12, 2017, 00:05

Sir, – George Hook has brought down a storm of criticism upon himself from media and public alike – and rightly so (“Hotel group cancels Newstalk spon(...)

Demonstrators head towards Parliament Square during the anti-Brexit People’s March for Europe, in central London. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/Reuters

These days North-South co-operation runs deep and wide. But can it survive Brexit intact? Or will it, as an Irish official warns, be allowed to “withe(...)

Ireland is one of the last countries in the world where you can get a cooked breakfast on a train, according to Jim Deegan, managing director of Railt(...)

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It’s half past six on Tuesday evening and, with three hours to transmission time, the Prime Time production team are finalising their first programme (...)

SS Tuskar was three miles west of Eagle island, above, in north Mayo when it was sunk by a mine launched from a German submarine. Photograph: Gareth McCormack/garethmccormack.com

The deaths of 10 Irish and Scottish crew in a first World War sinking off the north Mayo coast have been marked at a centenary commemoration in Erris.(...)

In Dublin the number of homeless children increased by 153, from 2,270 in June to 2,423. The number of homeless families in the capital grew by 63, from 1,115 to 1,178 since June. File photograph: iStockPhoto

There are now almost 3,000 homeless children across the State, among a total homeless population of 8,160 according to the latest figures. The data(...)

Gervaise Slowey is to chair the board of Eason on an interim basis. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gervaise Slowey, the former chief executive of media group Communicorp, will chair the board of Eason on an interim basis, while the chain of bookstor(...)

Pat Gilroy: It was under his watch that Dublin began to run the senior football team as a business. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There has been a lot of talk this summer about ‘the gap’ between the few elite Gaelic football counties and the rest. The way Dublin dismantled Tyron(...)

Joe McQuillan leaves the field with his assistants and umpires following the 2013 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The GAA has confirmed the controversial appointment of Cavan’s Joe McQuillan as Sunday week’s All-Ireland final referee. The Kill Shamrocks clubman p(...)