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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: it would be “regrettable” if teachers went ahead with the strike.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Hundreds of secondary schools as well as further education centres and institutes of technology are set to shut on Tuesday, February 4th, when thousan(...)

The man was the seventh cyclist to be killed on the roads this year, according to latest official figures.

A cyclist aged in his 70s has died from his injuries days after being in collision with a van. The victim was cycling on the Roscrea to Shinrone Road(...)

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(...)

Lot: 170: Miss Dorothy Styles by Sir William Orpen, €45,276-€67,914, Sotheby’s

Forthcoming auctions Until January 21st: Morgan O’Driscoll Online Irish Art Auction, 251 works, including Basil Blackshaw, John Shinnors and Evie Ho(...)

An Garda Síochána has confirmed it is investigating the ‘sudden death of an infant in Birr, Co Offaly’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the death of a baby whose body was found in the boot of a car in Co Offaly last month. The baby was stillborn and its death(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson said the winners of the 2017 SFI awards reflected “the very best outputs and achievements of the Irish research community”.

Ireland is now operating “in the same ballpark” as major science-funding countries around the world, Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof (...)

A pair of 17th-century riding stirrups, made for Charles I and worn by his grandson William III (King Billy) in the battle of the Boyne, July 1690, failed to sell when bidding stalled at £38,000 – below the lower estimate (£40,000-£60,000)

Auction results Thursday (June 29th) Sotheby’s, London. Contemporary Art Auction. Colour Study for Homage to the Square, an abstract, oil-on-paper,(...)

Rudd’s is based in Birr Co Offaly and makes premium sausages, black and white puddings and rashers which it sells under its own brand. It also supplies own-label products to multiples such as Dunnes and Musgraves.

Meat processor Loughnane’s is poised to buy rival Rudd’s from the O’Brien Fine Foods group. Sean Loughnane Galway Ltd confirmed on Monday that it has(...)

Requests for sexual imagery can come two or three sentences into an online interaction, An Garda Síochána says. Photograph: Getty Images

It was close to midnight on a summer’s night in 2015 when Ronan Hughes walked into his mother’s bedroom in Tyrone and told her about his problem. Unt(...)

Two farmers have died in   incidents in Offaly and Wexford. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two farmers have died in separate workplace farming incidents in Offaly and Wexford, according to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). One, a man (...)

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