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Amy Morrissey and Anna Ring demonstrate the effect of magnets on ants. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Ants are considered fiends when they cause infestations or revered as an essential part of nature, depending on your perspective. But two students fro(...)

The statue was damaged in June.

The Archbishop of Cashel Kieran O’Reilly has repeated his appeal for information which might lead to recovery of the head removed from a statue of a p(...)

Agsi president Antoinette Cunningham  said nobody in her organisation had seen any implementation plan for the new divisional policing model. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The biggest Garda staff bodies have for the first time strongly questioned and criticised Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s plans to reorganise the for(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris revealed on Wednesday which stations would be the divisional headquarters after 28 divisions are amalgamated to create 19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News that seven Garda stations around the Republic are losing their status as divisional headquarters and an eighth is undergoing a partial downgrade (...)

The Garda confirmed which stations would remain the headquarter stations for their enlarged divisions and, by extension, which stations would lose their status. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Seven Garda stations that are currently the headquarters for policing in their area are to lose that status under plans announced by Garda Commissione(...)

Greville Stockil (right of centre at back) with his class after a recent presentation of colour belt promotion certificates in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Greville Stockil teaches children and adults taekwondo classes in Thurles, Co Tipperary as part of the World Taekwondo Association. Initially, le(...)

The damaged statue of Dr Patrick Leahy in Thurles, Co Tipperary, covered over on Friday. The head appears to have been knocked off violently rather than carefully removed

Residents of Thurles, Co Tipperary, have been left dumbfounded by a “wanton act of vandalism” on a 19th-century statue of the town’s celebrated former(...)

Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, who won more than €115 million in 2005. Photograph: Frank Miller

Somewhere in Ireland this morning, somebody woke up with the country’s biggest ever lottery win of €175 million. February’s Euromillions windfall is (...)

Ireland’s winning relationship with the continental draw began early when Limerick woman Dolores McNamara swept to fame with a €115 million pay day in 2005. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Somewhere in Ireland this morning, somebody woke up with a jackpot lottery ticket worth a record €175 million. News of the country’s latest EuroMill(...)

BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year Exhibition: drew more than 15,000 people to the RDS on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting at home watching an episode of Room to Improve on RTÉ television with her father, Ava Kate Beausang (17) quickly came to the realisation that (...)

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