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The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Families of the victims of the Tuskar Rock plane crash visited the crash site on board the LE Eithne Naval Ship on Saturday to remember their loved ones.   Photograph: Patrick Browne

Even 50 years after the tragedy, relatives of the 61 people who perished when an Aer Lingus flight from Cork to Heathrow came down close to Tuskar Roc(...)

There are around 17,500 people outside Dublin with no water supply and 35,000 with a restricted supply.

Water shortages will remain “one of the big issues” for emergency management for weeks to come, the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) said (...)

Shelton Abbey escape: the inmate was serving a sentence for armed robbery. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

A prisoner who escaped on Sunday night from Shelton Abbey open prison, in Co Wicklow, was arrested a few hours later in a pub. The man, who vanished a(...)

Discarded tyres constituted a significant litter nuisance. Photograph: Getty Images

Littering and pollution along the Irish coastline confirm “a new building boom” and the expansion of agriculture throughout the island, according to t(...)

Superdrug’s seventh Irish store, in Swords, Co Dublin.

UK pharmacy chain Superdrug has opened its seventh Irish store as it eyes new locations to further expand next year. The company’s newest offering in(...)

A technical rescue unit of the fire service drives through flood water in Mountmellick, Co Laois, after three rivers burst their banks and flooded dozens of homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Meteorologist Gerald Fleming has stepped into the future to predict what the weather will be like in Ireland in 2050 – when the effects of climate cha(...)

Irish crews experienced another successful  day at the World Masters Regatta in Slovenia.

Irish crews had another dramatic day at the World Masters Regatta in Slovenia. The ‘C’ four of Rob Forde, Pat Fowler, Oisín McGrath and Gary O’Nei(...)

 Monika Dukarska: should come strongly into the reckoning in the 2018 season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inphoin September/October are also exempt.

Ireland break new ground by sending out a women’s eight to compete at a major championships this weekend. The crew, stroked by Emily Hegarty of Skibbe(...)

 Mark O’Donovan  and Shane O’Driscoll: will be medal contenders at the World Rowing Championships  in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida.  Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

The Irish boats left on Thursday for the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida. The Ireland team sets forth in just 10 days (A(...)

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