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A Canadian flag on the ferry to Bowen Island near Vancouver, Canada. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Some Irish students spending the summer in Vancouver, Canada, have been accused of urinating on dancefloors and absconding from restaurants and rental(...)

Louise Bruton in her newly renovated, wheelchair-friendly garden. Photograph: Dave Meehan

As long as I have lived in my house, my back garden has been dominated by gravel and overgrown shrubs. You may not know this but, other than hills and(...)

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(...)

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Co Kerry.

Osprey openings The Osprey Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare, has completed a €1.2 million new spa, set to open this month. Designed by architect Hugh Wallac(...)

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(...)

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