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The most popular traineeships in 2020 included aircraft maintenance technician, beauty therapy, medical administration and outdoor activity instruction. Photograph: iStock

With the Leaving Cert finally behind you having completed your exams in the midst of one of the most challenging years in living memory, you may not w(...)

Hollywood lake in Co Monaghan. Photograph: Google Street View

A 14-year-old boy who got into difficulties while swimming in a lake in Co Monaghan has died, bringing the number of swimming-related fatalities on th(...)

The scene at Loch Gowna, Co Cavan where a young mother lost her life in a swimming accident on Wednesday. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The death of a man in 60s at Dollymount strand in north Dublin on Friday brought to six the number of swimming-related fatalities in Ireland this week(...)

Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. There are not many people on the streets of Carrick itself, which feels oddly empty for Ireland post Midsummer’s Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rosita boland spends two days in Co Leitrim and sees the impact of restrictions on a town that relies heavily on visitors Monday, June 28th 2pm(...)

A man rides a quad bike on a snow covered road in Glenasmole, Co Dublin,  earlier this week. File photograph: PA

A number of yellow weather warnings are in place across the country this weekend, with up to 5cm of snow forecast for some areas. A yellow snow and (...)

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for a number of western counties. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for a number of western counties until Tuesday morning. The latest warning comes as hundreds of homes an(...)

From 7am Friday to 7am Saturday, gardaí and the GoSafe speed detection vans registered dangerous and potentially life-threatening speeds on the Republic’s roads. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some motorists drove at speeds of nearly twice the local limits on National Slow Down Day on Friday - but more than 99.5 percent were compliant, accor(...)

File photo. Photograph: Getty

A Dublin parish priest has appealed to the Catholic bishops to advise that all Masses in Ireland at Christmas take place online. “The best and safest (...)

People’s movements to and from work have fallen by a third since early October, according to Google. File photograph: Getty Images

People’s movements to and from work have fallen by a third since early October, while mobility around homes has increased, according to Google data. (...)

There were 2,145 knives seized by gardaí across the State last year, up 33% on 2017. File photograph: Getty

Knife seizures have continued to increase this year despite the Covid-19 lockdown, with one in six knives seized by gardaí taken from children aged 12(...)

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