Numbers entering primary school are projected to peak in about 18 months time to almost 575,000 children

While the baby boom of recent years is seen as healthy news for the future of the country, it is set to pose a major challenge for one sector in parti(...)

Canoeing on Gartan Lough.

What has clinging onto a rock face looking for a toe-hold got to do with a teenage student completing first year at college? Or paddling a canoe with(...)

Solange Bakonsa, of Russell Crescent, Russell Square, Tallaght, claimed she had been embarrassed and ashamed in front of Lidl customers. She sued Lidl Supermarkets GmbH, Great Connell Road, Newbridge, Co Kildare, but was unsuccessful. File photograph: Getty Images

A 36-year-old student who claimed she was called a liar by a cashier after she was given the wrong change has lost a €75,000 damages claim for defamat(...)

M-Power, a multi-functional device aimed at aiding wheelchair users

Salone del Mobile, Milan’s world-famous furniture fair, has for decades been the launch pad for new products and studios, and a place to find the late(...)

Bruce Springsteen will be on stage on Friday at about 7pm in front of 80,000 concertgoers. Photograph: JP Gandul/EPA

It is set to be a busy weekend in Dublin with two Bruce Springsteen concerts in Croke Park (Friday and Sunday) and the Republic of Ireland facing the (...)

Nokuthula Malete: “My kids were born here, why should they be treated differently?”

Nokuthula Malete always sits near the front of the bus. Using public transport in Ireland makes her acutely aware of her skin colour. Eyes follow her (...)

Fashion designer Mary Grant has been in business since 1993 when she first sold in the Irish Design Centre in Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre

Situated on the banks of the Liffey, Newbridge, Co Kildare’s largest town, has a pretty river walk and can claim troubadours Christy Moore, his broth(...)

Carirn continues to scale its housebuilding operations towards its objective of delivering about 1,000-1,200 homes per year by 2019.

Barry O’Halloran and Fiona Reddan Cairn Homes will be building on up to eight sites by early next year, according to its chief executive, Michael Sta(...)

 Elaine Hanrahan with her sons, Noah and Daragh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Both of Elaine Hanrahan’s sons were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the same day in May 2014 – bringing six months of stressful wa(...)

Orla Healy, from Newbridge, Co Kildare, had to leave her home in Fort McMurray on Tuesday along with the city’s 88,000 inhabitants.

An Irish woman living in Canada has described being forced to evacuate her home due to a wildfire as the “scariest experience” of her life. Orla Heal(...)

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