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Three local electoral areas in and around Drogheda are currently among the five worst affected areas in the State for the disease, new data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows.

Drogheda has emerged as the locality with the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, according to the latest weekly figures on coronavirus infections (...)

Communions and Confirmations are not meant to be school events or social occasions but rather a personal declaration of Catholic faith. Photograph: iStock

Sometimes there are traditions that are so deep-rooted in our practice that we do not even question them. Ireland is unusual in that there still exist(...)

The latest figures dated to Monday,  August 9th,  show the national 14-day incidence rate is now 422.5 per 100,000, up from the previous 372.6. Photograph: iStock

Rates of Covid-19 infection in Carndonagh, Co Donegal, continue to decline but the area remains the most infectious in Ireland with levels more than (...)

Expecting children to sit still for long periods of time to complete formal assessments that may not suit their learning style is an antiquated practice in 2021. Photograph: iStock

It is that time of year again in the primary school calendar where standardised tests in English and maths are administered with the intention of dete(...)

A critically injured biker, a man ages in his 60s, was taken by air ambulance from Tullow to Beaumont Hospital (above) on Saturday, where he has  died. File photograph: Google Street View

A male motorcyclist has died after a road collision in Co Carlow on Saturday afternoon. Gardaí are investigating the fatal crash involving a motorcyc(...)

An Garda Síochána said there were 10 serious injuries suffered on the roads over the August bank holiday weekend. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four people died in road crashes over the bank holiday weekend and 10 suffered serious injuries, gardaí said on Thursday. Last year there were no de(...)

A wildlife-friendly pond. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Searching for simple, practical ways to garden sustainably? Follow these ten steps to a greener garden 1 Harvest rainwater Yes, we’ve endured an unu(...)

Horticultural entertainment and inspiration for gardeners. Photograph: Getty Images

In need of some horticultural entertainment? From ruminations on the sex life of yuccas to philosophical musings on the naffness – or not – of alstroe(...)

Noel and Valerie Moran walked away with a €266 million payout for Prepaid Financial Service. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a year of extremes in the corporate world – financial reward and glory for some; the end of the road for others. And 2019 also saw a cast of fi(...)

PDFORRA represents about 8,500 enlisted personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps and said there was a clear disparity between HSE staff being paid just over €80 for an eight-hour sleepover shift and its members being paid a €48 security duties allowance for 24 hours. File photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people leaving the Defence Forces had reached “crisis” proportions but could be alleviated if personnel deployed on duties of 24 hours o(...)

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