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Halloween: there are lots of adventures, both inside and out, to keep the whole family entertained. Photograph: Ojo/Getty

In the sacred space between Back to School and Santa Stop Here, the ancients celebrated a very special festival: Midterm. Honour that tradition t(...)

Some commuter services between towns in the east and Dublin, could be put out to the market in 2021. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has warned of potential public transport strikes over new proposals to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of s(...)

Gerry Barrett is seeking the public’s view on a proposed new urban quarter at Ceannt station off   Eyre Square (pictured) in Galway,   at an estimated cost of about €450 million.

Developer Gerry Barrett, whose fortunes changed dramatically in the 2008 economic crash, is seeking the Galway public’s view on a new urban quarter ea(...)

 Michelle O’Connor and son Miles at home in Newcastle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The irish Times

You know the story. The old cliché: Mummy, can I get a pet? I’ll take care of it, I proooomise. A dog maybe? A couple of budgies? 20,000 bees? Wicklo(...)

Christopher Karagiorgis (13) with his parents Dimitris Karagiorgis and Diane Payne, from Ashford, who have been unable to find a suitable secondary school for their son. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of teenagers with autism are in “inappropriate” secondary schools, or not in school at all, due to a dearth of suitable places, a leading rig(...)

Ballymaloe House Hotel and Cookery School, Co Cork

There’s something very soothing about spending Sunday night in a luxury hotel, snoozing late on Monday morning, knowing that the rest of the populatio(...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA

Margaret Cash has been homeless for a year and has been “constantly begging for help”, she said on Thursday, a week after the mother-of-seven came to (...)

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy  said to acknowledge with gratitude the good can never eclipse recognition of sin, criminality and evil. File photograph: Arthur Ellis

The visit of Pope Francis to Ireland is a pivotal moment for the church to acknowledge its past, good and bad, the Catholic Bishop of Limerick has sai(...)

Faye Dinsmore wearing one of her sweaters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Faye Dinsmore, model, mother and founder of a knitwear label, is the second youngest of a family of 14 who grew up in a farm near the seaside village (...)

Ethiopian Airlines has won  Tripadvisor’s readers’ award for best airline to Africa

In the annual Airhelp report on global airline and airports, Dublin is the highest-ranked airport in the UK and Ireland with a score of 21/141. Aer Li(...)

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