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Some of the items seized from a scooter driver in Offaly. Photograph: Garda

Gardaí have seized a number of offensive weapons and a small quantity of drugs from a man who was stopped on a moped scooter because he was not wearin(...)

Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine in Margate in south east England last week. File photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty

Temperatures are set to rise to 24 degrees Celsius on Friday though weather will become unsettled over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Met Éireann (...)

Forty-seven reports based on orders made under the Child Care Act are being published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project on its website on Monday. Photograph: iStock

A child in care had nowhere to go after a placement in a private facility broke down on the eve of a bank holiday because of financial issues with the(...)

Is there any way to make it to your departure gate without walking through duty free?

With all the queuing and the security and the stress and the delays and the tinny announcements that can barely be heard as they are mumbled over the (...)

New electronic passport readers will be in place at both terminals in Dublin Airport from Tuesday  in an attempt to significantly reduce delays at immigration control. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

New electronic passport readers will be in place at both terminals in Dublin Airport from Tuesday in an attempt to significantly reduce delays at immi(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Long delays at Dublin Airport’s passport control as the bank holiday weekend came to an end prompted furious travellers to take to social media to pos(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

Bloom gardening festival: five-year-old Adrianna Fayiah, seven-year-old Eoghan Fox and four-year-old Florence Marlow Ward help launch this year’s event. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardeners all over Ireland are frantically preparing for the biggest event in the horticultural calendar: the Bloom gardening festival, in the Phoenix(...)

Kilkenny Cat Laughs: Dylan Moran is bringing his Dr Cosmos show to the comedy festival

Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan and Dara Ó Briain have been announced as part of the line-up for this year’s Kilkenny Cat Laughs comedy festival, over the (...)

File photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The first snow of the winter has fallen in northern parts of the country and while there is the possibility of a few more flurries along eastern coast(...)

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