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Protective fencing erected outside Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin. It is one of five schools which will undergo detailed structural assessments from this weekend. Photograph: Tom Honan

Five schools in Dublin, Cork, Meath and Laois are to undergo detailed structural assessments from this weekend to ensure they are safe for pupils. Th(...)

Samantha and Ava on the ‘Late Late Toy Show’ set.

The theme of this year’s Late Late Toy Show was inclusiveness. As with every year, a number of charities nominated children to experience the magic of(...)

 Paul Cunningham pictured leaving the Four Courts on Monday  after  he was struck off the roll of solicitors. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A solicitor who has not fully repaid a €27,000 sum borrowed by him from an elderly client who is in difficult circumstances has been struck off the ro(...)

Rows of bikers line the street as the remains of David Boland, who died after he was stabbed on Halloween night, are carried from the Sacred Heart Church, Nurney, Co. Kildare to the local cemetery. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins.

The goodness of the community had been shining brightly for stabbing victim David Boland’s family, Father Adrian Carbery told his funeral Mass in Nurn(...)

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed  in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

A man stabbed to death in Athy on Thursday has been named as 34-year-old David Boland from Nurney, Co Kildare. Gardaí are investigating the circumsta(...)

Colin Vernon (48) of North Gate Apartments in Cork pleaded guilty to possessing 14kg of cannabis with a street value of €168,000. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A former member of the Naval Service who ended up in East Africa advising ship owners on security measures against piracy has been jailed for two year(...)

Dayna Kearney (22) was acquitted at Naas Circuit Criminal Court of dangerous driving causing death, and of driving a defective vehicle. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The coroner’s office in Kildare has said no decision has yet been taken on whether an inquest is to be held into the deaths of four young women in a r(...)

Noel Burke, father of Mark Burke. “It was not unusual for Mark to go missing for weeks on end, says Noel, “but we’d always know where to find him”. Photograph: Tom Honan

Mark Burke disappeared in Dublin on July 28th, 2014, and his partial remains, which had to be identified through DNA, were found at Thornton’s recycli(...)

Memorial plaque to Niamh Doyle in her sister Louise’s home. “My story comes from love,” says Louise. “It’s not to slate anybody – to slate the gardaí or the girl. It’s just a story that I’m telling. Niamh deserves it.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Louise and Niamh Doyle’s last Christmas together was a good one. They laughed and they joked, they ate and they drank. They snuggled up on Louise’s s(...)

Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Marcella O’Reilly was angry. The owner of a ladies’ clothing shop in Kildare, she opened her rates bill one day in early 2017 to find they had doubled(...)

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