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By taking  meaningful steps towards making education genuinely free, a future education minister would almost guarantee that his or her  name would be remembered for decades

Election manifestos have been coming thick and fast over recent days, and politicians have been falling over themselves to make promises that they say(...)

The market value of Abbey stands at €313 million, more than double that of Gallagher Holdings’ €145 million takeover bid in 2012. Photograph: iStock

Housebuilder Abbey’s executive chairman, Charles Gallagher and his family have increased their stake in the company to 94.5 per cent. The family’s Ga(...)

The mirrored room is lit by red neon strips, and I look around in awe as he explains how Shred and Tread worksPhotograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is before dawn on one of the shortest days of the year when I discover there is a line in the sand which I will not cross and it spells the word Zu(...)

Rick and Morty: a show of mind-bending nihilism

In the olden days, people worried about young people watching too much television. Now that we’re all addicted to status updates and online fascism, w(...)

Hook Head is renowned as the oldest intact working lighthouse in the world, according to Cllr John Fleming

Dunbrody Archers turned out in force on Hook Head in Co Wexford on Wednesday to participate in a ceremony going back more than 300 years. Chair of Ne(...)

St Columba’s College in Dublin is the most expensive private school, with charges of  €8,654 for day pupils and €23,952   a year for boarders. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rising demand for private school places has seen fees increase significantly this year, latest figures show. Two out of three private schools in the (...)

An Bord Pleanála has ruled that permission should have been given for the buildings at 60 and 61 Middle Abbey Street to be used for short-term holiday lettings.

A decision to refuse permission to convert a Dublin city centre office building into Airbnb-style apartments has been overturned by An Bord Pleanála. (...)

A table setting for Christmas dinner at the Park Hotel in Kenmare.

For those who want to swap the madness of Christmas Day at home for a bit of five-star luxury, there are plenty of options available here. But it come(...)

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Housebuilder Abbey saw its profits fall almost 10 per cent with market conditions billed as “patchy” for the group as it works to increase its activit(...)

Gardaí released images of the haul.

J Gardaí have made a seizure of approximately €16,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis in Drogheda, Co Louth. The drugs were discovered during the sea(...)

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