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No end in sight to the unsettled weather at present with the prospect of a change next week fading fast. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is no end in sight to the unsettled weather at present with the prospect of a change next week fading fast. It has been an exceptionally wet Au(...)

Rival protesters confront each other outside  Google’s HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Gardaí kept rival protesters apart at a demonstration outside Google headquarters in Dublin on Saturday. Anti-racism campaigners staged a Say No To H(...)

Shane Lowry with his grandmother Emily Scanlon at a Clara GAA fundraising event.

Shane Lowry’s grandmother Emily Scanlon has revealed that his golfing success can be attributed to turf mould. She told RTÉ radio’s News at One that (...)

The sign in question

It’s rare enough that the signage posted by estate agents outside properties for sale will cause a stir, but one sign posted in recent weeks in a Dubl(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton said the declaration of a national climate emergency by unanimous Dáil vote was more than symbolic, and signalled politicians wanted to take a leadership role. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The IDA should change its successful strategy in attracting foreign investment to highlight how Ireland is embracing climate actions, and providing op(...)

Special Olympian Mark Saddler shows off his bowling medal as he celebrates with his family after arriving home. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Mark Claffey had a definitive view about the time he spent in Abu Dhabi at the Special Olympics World Games when he arrived back at Dublin Airport on (...)

Runner in Dublin’s Kimmage-Rathmines ward Samantha Long: political parties got almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. A new injection would allocate €500,000 more to “already generously funded party machines”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A special Cabinet meeting was held recently to mark the Government collecting the last few tokens it required to claim a new kettle for the ministeria(...)

Planned data centre will provide 1,000 construction jobs over five years and lead to 200 permanent data centre jobs.

Members of Clare County Council on Monday rezoned lands for a €400 million data centre on the outskirts of Ennis in spite of local residents’ concerns(...)

With love from Amsterdam: Mayowoman Deborah Kilroy makes chocolates in the Netherlands. Kilroy, a chocolatier, co-runs Van Velze’s chocolaterie and patisserie in Amsterdam with her Dutch husband Rob. info@vanvelzes.com

Deborah Kilroy is a chocolatier who co-runs Van Velze’s chocolaterie and patisserie in Amsterdam. Originally from Carracastle, Charlestown, (...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation  general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha with  nurses during a strike day at St James Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dr Michael McGloin, who heads up the Primary Care Centre in Athenry, 25km (15.5 miles) east of Galway city, says the nurses’ strike action is just ano(...)

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