Rathkeale

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Mary Bridget Collins, who lives with nine others in a multi-generational household in Traveller accommodation, had Covid-19 in April last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For the past year, Fr Paul O’Driscoll, the parish priest of the Travelling people, has faced difficulties arranging funerals for members of the commun(...)

A man  lays flowers this week at a shrine in Tuam, Co Galway, erected in memory of up to 800 children  buried at the site of the mother and baby home there. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The women and children who suffered in mother and baby homes were “abandoned by their church”, a Cork priest has said during Sunday Mass. Fr Colin D(...)

Gardaí raided the premises following a tip-off and on foot of a search warrant

Gardaí have raided and closed down a fully equipped shebeen in Westport, Co Mayo. Officers raided the premises and found a bar with taps for draught(...)

The suspected shebeen in Rathkeale, Co Limerick. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí are investigating the operation of a suspected “shebeen” in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, after a number of people were found socialising there on Ne(...)

Martin Collins   warned against the traditional early December return by Travellers to Rathkeale because ‘of the risk of contracting and spreading the virus, not just in the Traveller community but also in the settled community’.

The traditional Christmas return from Britain of members of the Travelling community to Rathkeale, Co Limerick threatens a significant increase in Cov(...)

From 7am Friday to 7am Saturday, gardaí and the GoSafe speed detection vans registered dangerous and potentially life-threatening speeds on the Republic’s roads. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some motorists drove at speeds of nearly twice the local limits on National Slow Down Day on Friday - but more than 99.5 percent were compliant, accor(...)

Orlagh Eichholz with a picture of her stolen dog Molly and her other dog Millie at their home in Cappawhite, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John D Kelly

When news emerged this week that 10 suspected stolen dogs had been found during a search on a property in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, Orlagh Eichholz’s he(...)

One of the 10 dogs found by gardaí in Rathkeale, Co Limerick. Photograph: An Garda Síochána Facebook

The online selling website, DoneDeal, has temporarily suspended advertisements for the sale of dogs in the wake of gardaí­ highlighting a number of do(...)

Photograph dated September 16th issued by Dawn Meats of balaclava-clad protesters gathered on a picket outside the Dawn Meats plant in Grannagh, Kilkenny. Photograph: PA

A “small minority” of farmers continuing to protest at meat factories around the country are threatening the entire Irish beef industry, a group repre(...)

The court heard that the chief concern of the protesters was the fall in the price of Irish beef due to market forces related to Brexit and an increased supply of beef in Europe.

The owners of up to a dozen meat plants have on Tuesday been granted temporary High Court injunctions restraining groups of protesters from blockading(...)

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