Tramore

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Ciara Roosli, Tramore, Co Waterford, says she has difficulties opting her child out of religious education.  ‘I can’t continue to take him out of the school. I run a business.’  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Many parents are finding it “impossible” to opt-out their children from religion classes despite their legal right to do so, according to campaigners.(...)

The Shannon Key West hotel in the village of Rooskey was set on fire in what has been described by local gardaí as a premeditated and carefully planned attack.

Five of the 40 direct provision centres in Ireland are currently oversubscribed, the latest figures from the Department of Justice show. There are 6(...)

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan in the High Court rejected the Neville application on grounds they had been “at best dilatory” in applying for security for costs more than two years after the case began.

A holiday home management company is suing the operators of the development claiming there was a failure to maintain common areas of the estate and no(...)

The new Lidl store to reopen in Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, Dublin. The German discounter has complained about rivals in the grocery sector routinely objecting to planning permissions that it seeks for new stores or extensions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have found in the morass that is the Irish planning system, das Leben ist kein Ponyhof. Life is no p(...)

Manzi Joseph:set up GoFundMe page to raise money for college fees. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A student living in direct provision in Waterford has made an online appeal for money so he can continue his university studies. Manzi Joseph, who li(...)

A sense of being loved in the community she grew up in brought artist Ger Kennedy back to her native Tramore after years abroad. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In 1960s Ireland, the telephone was an elusive luxury, so to get the update on her gravely ill baby daughter, Kathleen Kennedy had to go to the top of(...)

19 Summerhill Road, Dún Laoghaire

Apartment 6, 19 Summerhill Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Two-bedroom top-floor apartment in a Victorian house close to the Dart, with sea views to t(...)

A nun hands out ‘Yes’ leaflets at the Basin Lane polling station in Dublin on referendum day 1983. Photograph: Pat Langan

In the latest episode of The Women’s Podcast we go time travelling back to the Ireland of 1983, to the unusually hot summer and autumn of that year in(...)

Enrolment figures  for the 2017/2018 academic year  show  total enrolments in mainstream primary schools stood at 555,241, up by just over 5,000 or 1% over the previous year

Multi-denominational schools are the fastest growing school patrons in the State, with pupil numbers growing 10 per cent in the last year alone. Howe(...)

Thomas Byrne TD, Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman, says his party will expand enrolment to multi-denominational schools which have been instructed to restrict their student intake. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil has pledged to expand enrolment to multi-denominational schools which have been controversially instructed to restrict their student intak(...)

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