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Nphet showed this week that almost all key metrics are heading in the wrong direction. This at a time when the full impact of increased social mixing, including the effect of nightclubs reopening, has yet to be felt, and before Halloween socialising is factored in

For the first time in this pandemic we are in the midst of a growing wave of infection and illness – the country’s fourth – that is not triggering an (...)

Glenveagh Properties CEO Stephen Garvey at Barnhall Meadows, Co Kildare. ‘If we’re going to be building 35,000 units a year, as is needed, we’ll need to grow a number of scale operators in this country to deliver that quantum of houses.’ Photograph: Damien Eagers

When Stephen Garvey was invited in 2014 to meet executives from US private equity firm Oaktree in Dublin, he had no idea where it would lead. “I pro(...)

Tracy Carroll with her daughter Willow, who was due to start at Munchkins Montessori, with owner Fiona Rockford, in Boyerstown, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A mother whose daughter with special needs is unable to start Montessori school on Monday because nursing support hours have not been approved to assi(...)

The aftermath of the Omagh bombing, which occurred on August 15th, 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller

The large, open-plan, first-floor meeting room of the Omagh Support and Self Help Group looks a little desolate – appropriate perhaps, given everythin(...)

 Circus Gerbola founders Michael     and Tara Gerbola at their Meath base: they were forced to   stop their tour in March 2020 and fear they may not reopen. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traditional circuses may “never reopen” after the coronavirus pandemic, circus owners are warning. Among those facing the end of the road is Circus G(...)

Tullamore was one of five locations in the country where walk-in testing centres opened in an attempt to locate and understand asymptomatic spread patterns. File photograph: Getty

Covid-19 infection rates in Tullamore, Co Offaly, have surged again with the town remaining the worst location in Ireland for virus spread, according (...)

Easter hamper from The Bakery by The Cupcake Bloke.

Exotic hampers Graham Herterich of The Cupcake Bloke bakery and cake shop in Rialto, Dublin 8, has taken inspiration from his travels, especially in (...)

The defendant  fled the scene of the crash and was found by gardaí hiding behind a nearby bush, the court heard. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A disqualified driver who drove down the wrong side of the M50 to evade gardaí­ before ploughing into the car of an elderly couple has been jailed for(...)

Alannah Voigt and Sarah Carey of St Vincent’s secondary school in Dundalk, Co Louth. Their project is  “An investigation into the effects of combined heated air currents of different temperature on the flight dynamics of a badminton shuttlecock”

The growing social impact of “deepfake” digital content prompted a Co Cork student to use artificial intelligence (AI) to devise a detection system wh(...)

Betty Boland from Navan: has hosted foreign students for the past 20 years, but not this year due to Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

At least 75,000 fewer foreign students will come to Ireland this year due to coronavirus restrictions, according to an organisation representing Engli(...)

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