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All new schools are due to open from 2019 to 2022. Photograph: David Sleator

More than 40 new schools with places for 20,000 pupils are due to be established over the next four years, mostly in the Greater Dublin Area, to keep (...)

Kerry Foods has become one of the biggest suppliers of vanilla to the baking world. Photograph: Getty Images

Here’s a small eureka moment in the Irish food world. The head of a large food company has had a long day in a conference room with executives from an(...)

Briquette producer Bord na Móna is owed €420,000 by a Kildare-based auction house that has been placed in liquidation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A liquidated auctioneering company that owes Bord na Móna €420,000 did not have the legally required licence when it sold equipment for the State comp(...)

Joan McLoughlin from Naas, Co Kildare, worked in the then Department of Local Government (now Housing) from 1964 until 1972. She left due to the marriage bar and is “fuming” over her pension entitlement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tax breaks to “wealthy individuals” who take out private pensions should be “reviewed” as one measure to address inequalities in the State pension int(...)

Jack O’Connor: Will put his name forward at a Labour selection convention in Wicklow

Jack O’Connor stepped down as Siptu president on Thursday. One of the most recognisable faces of the union movement in Ireland, Mr O’Connor served t(...)

Latest figures also show the depth of the social divide in Dublin, with pupils in schools in the most affluent areas up to five times more likely to go to third-level than those in the poorest areas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Private schools dominate the top places in new league tables based on the proportion of students who progress to higher education. Fee-paying schools(...)

Outgoing Siptu president Jack O’Connor is poised to run for the Labour Party at the next general election in Wicklow.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Outgoing Siptu president Jack O’Connor is poised to run for the Labour Party at the next general election. Mr O’Connor, who lives in Naas, Co Kildar(...)

Ruairi O Siochru from Tralee, Co. Kerry: “People in cities just don’t have time for religion.”

New census data on religion was published by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday. Jenna Clarke-Molloy spoke to people in Trinity College, Dublin(...)

Homeless mother Colleen McDonagh with her six children, Michael (12) Chloe (11), Sandra (9), John (7), Ger (5) and Anna (2).  The family has been homeless for 10 months after they lost the home they had rented for €1,000 a month when it was sold. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Colleen and John McDonagh, who have been homeless for 10 months, had to ask friends to take three of their six children – aged between 2 and 13 – at t(...)

Emergency services have responded to a fire at a partially-completed shopping centre in Naas, Co Kildare. Photo via Flickr

Emergency services have responded to a fire at a partially-completed shopping centre in Naas, Co Kildare. The extent of the blaze at the constructio(...)

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