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Pictured outside Headfort school are (from left to right) headmaster Kevin Allwright; Rupert Butler of the senior management team; Lorraine Mancey, board member; Mike Bolton, senior management team; Marcus Williams and Jack Blakiston Houston, both board members. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children is set to reopen after closing earlier this year due to financial problems exacerbated by t(...)

Thousands rally in support of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Minsk. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

Autocratic Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has turned to Moscow for help as hundreds of thousands of protesters called on him to resign for all(...)

Police surround a protester during a protest  in Minsk on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

International pressure is growing on Belarus to end a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters who accuse Alexander Lukashenko, the country’s auto(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said there was a lack of transparency on the issue and that officials needed to visit factory floors to assess the issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As many as 600 meat processing workers have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Siptu. The claim comes as concerns mount that the pattern could(...)

Denise O’Reilly at Alexandra Pier in Washington DC

Denise O’Reilly, from Roscrea, Co Tipperary, lives in Washington DC where she works as a chief operating officer for global data and consulting c(...)

At Tuam the fifth interim report found that scientific analysis on underground chambers  'suggests that at least some of the chambers in which human remains were found were at some stage used to receive sewage'.

Publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report could be delayed due to its exceptional length The document is on(...)

Experienced Irish public relations executive Brendan Bracken, who died this week aged 72.

Respected Irish public relations executive Brendan Bracken has died after a long illness. He was 72. Mr Bracken worked in the IDA Ireland press offi(...)

Paul Kehoe, Minister of State for Defence. In response to a parliamentary question this week Mr Kehoe said the uniforms had ‘zero monetary value within Civil Defence’ as they had all been discontinued in 2006. Photograph: Sam Boal

The Department of Defence has asked An Garda Síochána to investigate how Civil Defence uniforms donated for use in Pakistan ended up on sale in m(...)

Inside the Cow house in Portlaoise.

David Keane, proprietor of the Store Yard in Portlaoise, is a self-professed hoarder who turned a hobby into a profession. The former builder develope(...)

Salvage teams working  to retrieve debris from the wreckage of Air France flight 447 off the coast of Brazil in  2009.  Source: Forca Aerea Brasileira via Bloomberg News

Ten years ago Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed into the Atlantic with the loss of all 216 passengers and 12 crew. The trag(...)

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