Edenderry

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The last of the Tin Men, James Collins working away in his shed at his home in Avila Park Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

James Collins, one of the last Traveller tinsmiths in Ireland, welcomed the recognition of his craft offered by Unesco, but he wonders who will carry (...)

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CATHEDRALS Armagh -St Patrick’s Church of Ireland --Sunday services at 10am (Holy Communion), 11am (Sung Eucharist) and 3:15pm (Choral Evensong). Mon(...)

There will be an address from President Michael D Higgins in the Round Room of the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

January 21st Members of the Dáil and the Seanad will meet in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, where the first public mee(...)

Turf-cutting in Derrygreenagh, Co Offaly. Photograph: Pat Sammon

For Finian O’Neill, it is the end of an era. His father worked on the Bord na Móna bogs in Offaly for 42 years. Now in his 50s, O’Neill fears for his (...)

Licensed facilities are identified as priority sites for enforcement using a scoring system developed by the EPA. File photograph: Getty Images

Five of the nine sites on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest “name and shame” list of most non-compliant sites among companies it regu(...)

In the EPA’s latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement, five sites are listed for persistent failure to meet the necessary environmental standards, four of which are from the agri-food sector

The Irish food and drink industry had the poorest environmental compliance record of any sector last year, according to the Environmental Protection A(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton: this new process has ‘the potential to change the course of education in Ireland by providing a system which reflects the changing needs of families’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Parents are to be polled over the coming weeks on whether they want multi-denominational patrons to take over the running of Catholic schools. The mo(...)

Bord na Móna’s own power plant in Edenderry, Co Kildare, burns both peat and biomass. The company will confirm on Tuesday that it can supply enough biomass to fuel its own generator and the ESB power stations.

State energy company Bord na Móna has dropped plans to spend €60 million building a wood pellet factory in the US. The news comes as the company prep(...)

Wood pellets: Bord na Móna has to stop using peat to generate electricity by 2030. Photograph: Getty Images

State energy company Bord na Móna will shortly seek Government approval for its plan to spend €60 million building a wood pellet factory in the US, it(...)

 The body of Bruno Rolandi is removed from the house in  Ballyfore, near Edenderry, Co Offaly where he died. Photograph: Collins

A teenager arrested in connection with the death of a man in Edenderry, Co Offaly has been released without charge. The 17-year-old male was arr(...)

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