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 Catherine Brady, the first person to enter Penneys in Blanchardstown, as it opened its doors on Tuesday after a six-week lockdown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

By 6.30am on a dark and cold Tuesday morning a not entirely socially distanced queue of around 150 people had formed outside Penneys in the Blanchards(...)

Paul Dempsey being ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/Twitter

The former parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare, Fr Paul Dempsey (49), was ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry in the West of Ireland on Sunday. I(...)

Fiona Kavanagh,  whose three opticians businesses in Thurles, Cashel and Athy will open on Monday after investment inn safety equipment for staff and customers.  Photograph:  Debbie Hickey

Electrical stores, opticians, motor dealers and garden centres are among the businesses re-opening their doors on Monday following weeks of enforced c(...)

Three men have been arrested after a gun attack at a house in Athy, Co Kildare, on Monday night. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Three men have been arrested after a gun attack at a house in Athy, Co Kildare, on Monday night. A man in his 40s was at home at a house in White Cas(...)

President Michael D Higgins chats with singer Jack L at the unveiling of a plaque for Leonard Cohen in Athy. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Songwriter and musician Leonard Cohen worked with the Athy writer John McKenna on a requiem, Between Your Love and Mine, signing off on the final draf(...)

In Galway city all family law cases were held on the same day with criminal cases in other courts in the courthouse.

Childcare cases are being heard in overcrowded and “severely overworked” courts alongside criminal cases, in sometimes dilapidated courthouses without(...)

 The remains of David Boland are carried to the cemetery after his funeral  at the Sacred Heart Church, Nurney, Co Kildare, this week. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Two men arrested in Athy on Friday by gardaí investigating the murder of David Boland were released without charge this afternoon. A file is to be p(...)

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over ‘significant structural issues’. File photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

Most schools that have been at the centre of structural concerns over recent weeks are set to either open or partially reopen following the mid-term b(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, is closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A total of 22 schools built by Western Building Systems (WBS) have been identified as being in need of some level of remedial works before being able (...)

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed  in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

A man stabbed to death in Athy on Thursday has been named as 34-year-old David Boland from Nurney, Co Kildare. Gardaí are investigating the circumsta(...)

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