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Erika Gallagher (17), a student at Newpark Comprehensive School in Dublin: ‘I think we’ll all have a newfound appreciation of being back at school.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In normal times Erika Gallagher (17), would be dreading going back to school. But after months of learning remotely on her laptop, she can’t wait to b(...)

Prior to the crisis, some 3,300 hotel rooms were expected to complete construction by the end of 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

A boom in hotel construction in the Republic has been brought to a shuddering halt by the Covid-19 crisis, property group Cushman & Wakefield has (...)

Michael Fetherston, the owner of the five-star The K Club estate in Straffan, Co Kildare, said that his hotel, which closed earlier this week along with hundreds of other hotels around the country, could be used in whatever manner the Government or the HSE believed was most appropriate at no cost to the State. File photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times

One of Ireland’s most exclusive hotels, the 134-bedroomed K Club in Co Kildare has been offered to the State for free to help in the Covid-19 battle. (...)

The K Club in Co Kildare: 550-acre estate features a hotel and golf course. Photograph: Eric Luke

About 100 prospective buyers, many from Asia and the US, have expressed interest in the K Club since its owner, businessman Michael Smurfit, put the h(...)

Peter Curran  at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former K Club catering manager has claimed before the High Court that a man he alleges threatened him at Punchestown Races was “the messenger of Dr (...)

The K Club in Co Kildare is being put on the market. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The five-star K Club golf resort is being placed on the market with an expected price tag of up to €80 million. The 222-hectare (550 acre) estate is(...)

The case arose out of a dispute in 2013 between Sean and Pauline Abraham and Oakley Park Developments over a boundary with the couple’s home in Straffan (above), Co Kildare. File photograph: Google Street View

A building company has been ordered by the High Court to pay €31,500 to a couple over its “uncivilised” conduct towards them during a boundary dispute(...)

The bar with sparkling carpet at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud on Merrion Street in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Flower power at Powerscourt You know how it goes: You see a picture in a magazine. You assemble the prescribed bits and bobs – twigs, wire-cutters, g(...)

Tridentine Bishop Michael Cox, who was named as executor of the will, sought to have it  declared valid. Photograph: Courts Collins

The High Court has refused to put a temporary stay on the distribution of the disputed will of a woman who drew it up a week before she died. Celine (...)

Irish Defence Forces help volunteers with pumps in Athlone on Sunday morning. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Twitter

Further heavy rain is forecast across the country on Sunday with many counties bracing themselves for rising river levels and flooding. The status ye(...)

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