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Minister for Education Joe McHugh says he wants  help schools to instil a  familiarity with the language in the next generation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Subjects such as physical education, maths and art are to be taught through Irish in about 20 primary, secondary and pre-schools under a new project a(...)

The incident was revealed on Tuesday in an opinion piece by New York Times publisher AG Sulzberger addressing a “growing threat” to journalism around the world. Photograph:iStock

The Irish-born New York Times correspondent who had to rely on diplomats from Ireland to help him flee Egypt, says it taught him journalists could not(...)

The inquest was conducted in Ballina courthouse by the coroner for North Mayo, Dr Eleanor Fitzgerald.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Cockpit video evidence showed that a 59-year-old pilot was “incapacitated” when his microlight aircraft departed from straight and level flight and pl(...)

Father Patrick Peyton with Bing Crosby. According to the Guns & Rosaries documentary, the Co Mayo-born priest received CIA funding to help fight communism in Latin America

The prominent Irish “Rosary priest”, Fr Patrick Peyton, accepted funding from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to help bring about a 1964 mili(...)

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(...)

Tom takes part in ‘In the Picture’

Imagine you’re in a room: it’s almost like a hall of mirrors, except you are surrounded by digital screens. Images of your body echo across the space,(...)

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships begin September 23rd at  Birr Castle Gardens.  Brenda Fitzsimons

Up, up and away  Look to the skies this week as Birr Castle Gardens hosts the 48th Annual Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships. About 30 ballo(...)

Former President Mary McAleese addressing the Voices of Faith conference in Rome. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

A Catholic priest has urged fellow clergy and members of the faithful not to take part in the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass because it is a celebration of(...)

Gili Lankanfushi is offering the ultimate Valentine’s experience for €1,611 per couple per night

Love island If you’re looking for the ultimate Valentine’s experience this February (and you’re feeling flush), you could romance your beloved with t(...)

An Indian restaurant in Creeslough, Co Donegal was served a food closure order last month after  human excrement was found in an area where staff were preparing food.

An Indian restaurant in Co Donegal was served a food closure order last month after a pond of human excrement was found in an area where staff were pr(...)

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