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A walk-in Covid-19 test centre in Balbriggan. File photograph: Alan Betson

Seven new walk-in Covid-19 testing centres will open across the country in the coming days. Two facilities will open in Dublin, with a centre at the (...)

The drugs seized by gardaí in Ballina, Co Mayo on Tuesday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí seized more than €102,000 worth of suspected cocaine, and cannabis herb following the search of two properties in Ballina, Co Mayo on Tuesday. (...)

Fiona Fitzsimons presenting her research to the Bidens during their 2016 visit to Ireland. Photograph : White House Press Office

It is “not surprising” that descendants of Irish emigrants who left during the Famine are now becoming “part of the establishment” in the United State(...)

Joe Biden’s great- great grandfather was born in Ballina. Photograph: AP

US president-elect Joe Biden has spoken about his Irish heritage on numerous occasions, coming here on an official visit as vice president in 2016 and(...)

Tommy Tubridy and Brendan Walsh flying the flag for Trump in Doonbeg, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Doonbeg is ready to accept the result of the US election and a peaceful transition to Ballina, Co Mayo as Ireland’s most connected place to the W(...)

Frank Ginty: brought  more than good looks, good humour and strength to Birmingham from Mayo when he arrived in 1955.

This is for Uncle Frank. It is his diary, so it is really an Irishman’s Diary, not an Irishwoman’s diary. Yes, I wrote it. It is my byline, but it is (...)

Shop owners have been told not to confront  customers who are not complying with mandatory face coverings. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Shop owners faced with customers who are not complying with mandatory face coverings have received clear advice from Convenience Stores and Newsagents(...)

Fans gather at Walkinstown roundabout in Dublin on Tuesday to pay tribute to former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton, who was laid to rest in Newcastle, England.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish football fans celebrated legendary Ireland manager Jack Charlton on Tuesday by simultaneously playing the Republic of Ireland’s iconic Italia ’9(...)

Nets are being used ‘in estuaries at the mouths of rivers’ to catch salmon on their way to spawn. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí are investigating the alleged false imprisonment of two inland fisheries staff who were investigating salmon poaching off the Mayo coast. Salm(...)

Aa Bus Éireann driver said people may wear masks to get onboard, but it did not mean that they would wear them throughout the journey.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Jane Henry, complete with face mask, was one of 186 passengers who alighted onto the platform at Galway’s Ceannt railway station on Monday morning fro(...)

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