An Bórd Pleanála has given the green light to fast-track plans for 576 homes in Athlone.

An Bórd Pleanála has given the green light to fast-track plans for 576 new homes in Athlone. The joint housing venture between Westmeath County Counc(...)

Seán Lemass:   The right way to commemorate him is to rename Dublin Airport “Seán Lemass Airport” or “Lemass Airport”.

May 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Seán Lemass. There has been a lot of activity, both in writing and in statements, about the event(...)

‘Unfortunately, my aunt fell for a phone scam and had her computer hacked. She ended up having to get rid of her computer.’

There has been a sharp rise in scam phone call and emails to Irish residents in recent weeks, with some recipients claiming they have been threatened (...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris formally awarded technological university status to LIT and AIT earlier this month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The name of the country’s next technological university in the Midlands has been revealed. Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (...)

Outdoor gyms   have become more popular in public places across the island in recent years. Photograph: iStock

You’ve seen them, but have you ever used them? Outdoor gyms – those robust exercise machines designed for adults to use in the open air –(...)

Yoshimi Hayakawa. Photograph: Julia Dunin

We’re often told we can travel through food, but how easy is it really to get authentic tastes in Ireland? Chefs and food enthusiasts living in Irelan(...)

Wish you were here? Photograph: Getty

I was on a pay phone on the Isle of Man calling home when they told me the news. The plan was to ask for a temporary cash injection to tide me over un(...)

Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, students are advised to check the website for updates

May-June: In the second half of May, schools begin the process of assessing the performance of current year Leaving Cert students for the purpose(...)

A garda walks past a new mural at Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks by the artist CHELS. Photoraph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Garda makes “no apologies” for the allegedly “aggressive” Covid-19 policing of social gatherings of students in recent months, Garda Commissioner (...)

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