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Readers already make 17 million visits annually and borrow 18 million books, DVDs and journals. Photograph: David Sleator

The public will be able to use most libraries seven days a week from between 8am and 10pm under new plans to double the number of visitors over the ne(...)

The Reek Sunday pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

A clash between religion and GAA fervour on national pilgrimage day to Croagh Patrick yesterday produced what was accepted on all sides as an honourab(...)

Flooding  this week along the banks of the Shannon river near Athlone town. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Westmeath County Council has placed two families in alternative accommodation as flooding continues to threaten parts of Athlone town. While the fa(...)

The Starry Kitchen in Drumcondra was one of 14 food outlets to be served with a closure order in May. Image via Google street maps.

Fourteen food businesses were forced to close by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in May. This is the highest number of closures in one mo(...)

The latest Allsop Space auction takes place at Dublin’s RDS on Wednesday, and the catalogue of 190 properties includes some interesting lots. Among(...)