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Aidan O’Shea tackles Seamus Lavin during Mayo’s win over Meath in Castlebar. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo 3-17 Meath 2-12 Mayo never looked in bother in this third round clash at a sun-baked MacHale Park, Castlebar, where Meath made eight changes fro(...)

Education Testing Services will work with the Department of Education and the State Examinations Commission to deliver various elements of the standardisation model.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US non-profit Education Testing Services (ETS) has been awarded the contract to design this year’s accredited grades process for Leaving Certificate (...)

 Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a four-day lockdown as a cluster of cases in the area increased to more than 40. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP.

Italy will be placed under a nationwide lockdown for much of the Christmas and New Year holiday, prime minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday, as the (...)

US stocks drop due to an unexpected rise in weekly jobless claims, compounding fears of a stalling economic recovery. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

European shares sank on Thursday as a resurgence in Covid-19 cases across the continent and fading hopes for more US fiscal stimulus before the presid(...)

 Leaving Cert students protesting against calculated grades outside the Department of Education in Dublin in September.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So, exactly how many students have now been affected by errors in grades? A total of 6,100 Leaving Cert students across 610 schools will get upgrade(...)

While people on the subsidy can still apply for the loan, a spokesman for the Department confirmed that “draw-down would not commence until the applicant’s unsupported income post-Covid subsidy has returned to the level specified in the original application for a period of time, usually up to three months”. File photograph: Getty

Mortgage offers made under a government loan scheme may be withdrawn due to the Covid-19 crisis, while those in receipt of wage subsidies could face a(...)

Wall Street hit highs for the third straight session after a US-China deal suspended tariffs on consumer goods that could have applied from this week. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European shares hit record highs on Monday as an initial US-China trade deal boosted investor optimism. News of a “first-phase” deal followed Friday(...)

Mr Ross is due to seek Cabinet approval for the laws which would introduce a number of varied speeding offences, as opposed to the current system of €80 fines and three penalty points for any level of excess speed.  Photograph: iStock

Concerns have been raised that strict new speeding laws proposed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross will “clog up the courts” because affected drive(...)

  Part of Bus Éireann’s problem is that it faces competition from rivals with lower labour costs in key businesses such as its Expressway service. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bus Éireann’s accounts are going the long way around saying it, but taxpayers will be the backstop if the troubled State-owned public transport compan(...)

Winchman Paul Ormsby remains missing after the crash

North Mayo gardaí have confirmed that a helmet and lifejacket discovered on a beach on the Mullet peninsula belongs to one of the two missing crewmen (...)

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