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An EPA 2021 bathing water quality report said it needed to improve the operation, management and maintenance of treatment plants and networks which impact on bathing waters. Photograph” David Sleator

Irish Water has defended its record on improving wastewater treatment and confirmed the utility is on track to end “almost all raw sewage discharges” (...)

The areas with the greatest concentration of HAP households were Tallaght central and Drogheda urban. Photograph: iStock

The number of households dependent on the housing assistance payment (HAP) increased by 4 per cent to 60,747 in 2021, new figures from the CSO show. (...)

Pupils at Nenagh Community National School with principal John Gunnell. Photograph: Press 22

For more than a century parents in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, have had little choice but to send their children to religious-run primary schools. That is a(...)

Elevated rates of sea-level rise have been recorded in Dublin Bay. Photograph: iStock

An analysis of trends in Dublin Bay over eight decades has confirmed the sea-level is rising faster than expected - at approximately double the rate o(...)

SSE Renewables intends building a wind farm on the Arklow Bank off Co Wicklow capable of supplying almost 850,000 homes with power.  Photograph: iStock

Energy group SSE Renewables plans to seek consent for its €2.5 billion Irish Sea wind farm under a new regime announced by the Government this week. (...)

School patrons such as Educate Together fear they will be excluded from a new pilot programme aimed at transferring the patronage of Catholic schools to a multi-denominational patronage. Photograph: iStock

School patrons such as Educate Together fear they will be excluded from a new pilot programme aimed at transferring the patronage of Catholic schools (...)

Catholic schools account for 89 per cent of primary schools, while about 5 per cent have a multi-denominational ethos. Photograph: iStock

The State will pay rent to the Catholic Church for its schools that transfer to multi-denominational patrons under new 40-year leases. The arrangemen(...)

Wingfield House, Dunbur Lower, Wicklow town

With outstanding sea views of Wicklow lighthouse taking in the coastline from Howth to Arklow, Wingfield House on a summer’s day also offers the possi(...)

A pilot arrangement involving the possible transfer of patronage for eight Catholic schools to other managements has been agreed. Photograph: iStock

A pilot arrangement involving the possible transfer of patronage for eight Catholic schools to other managements has been agreed between the Catholic(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell called for practical efforts towards bringing about peace in Ukraine. File photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland’s Catholic bishops are meeting in Maynooth this week to discuss how parishes and dioceses on the island can best help accommodate the many tho(...)

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