Covid-19 misery sweeping the world: “I’m young. I might not have it, but I can bring it home.” Photograph: Paolo Miranda

The roads are so empty these days. It’s like Christmas, but the outside world is creeping fingers beneath the doors, wafting in like smoke and making (...)

Christ Church cathedral

Irish churches are already cancelling events planned for well past the March 29th date to which current coronavirus restrictions apply. The installat(...)

File photograph of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: The Irish Times

All St Patrick’s Day parades across the State are set to be cancelled, after a meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on coronavirus. The decision, whi(...)

The court heard gardaí obtained CCTV footage from the area where the defendant  had first picked up the girl and were able to identify his car and trace him.

People need to be protected when they are hitchhiking, said a judge as he jailed a 42-year-old man who made sexual advances towards a 17-year-old girl(...)

Gardaí are investigating a serious assault that occurred at a railway station in Newbridge, Co Kildare, on Friday. Photograph: Google Street View

A man in his 20s received “stab-type injuries” in a suspected hate crime at a train station in Co Kildare on Friday. Gardaí are investigating a serio(...)

While in Kildare town, Fr Paul Dempsey began writing weekly articles for the Leinster Leader and hosting a programme on Kildare FM. Photograph: Newbridge Catholic Parish

The new Catholic Bishop of Achonry diocese in the west of Ireland is to be Fr Paul Dempsey (48), current parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare. He wil(...)

Shannon Airport  had a disappointing year with passenger numbers declining by 8 per cent

The update from State-owned Shannon Group yesterday on its performance for 2019 was something of a mixed bag. Its commercial properties unit and her(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

All three lanes of the upgraded M7 motorway in Co Kildare are expected to be in operation with a 120km/h speed limit before Christmas, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

All three lanes of the upgraded M7 motorway in Co Kildare are expected to be in operation with a 120km/h speed limit before Christmas, Transport Infra(...)

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

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