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Gardaí say the road is closed to facilitate a technical examination

A man has died after being struck by a car in Co Galway on Saturday evening. The pedestrian, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene of th(...)

The incident occurred at Ballinaboy Cross on the N63 Lanesboro to Roscommon road just before 9.45pm.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Three people have died on Irish roads over the past 24 hours. The latest fatality was that of a female pedestrian who was killed in Dundalk, Co Louth(...)

NZ meat pie.

The thing about living in New Zealand in the 1980s, back in the day when the All Blacks had part-time jobs, is that there wasn’t a whole lot of culina(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Carmel Larkin says she couldn’t sleep a wink on Monday night, anticipating a Government decision on a site that she once called home. Larkin, a widow(...)

Eugene Costello, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Monday after he appeared before the High Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A west of Ireland farmer has been jailed for a third time for contempt of High Court orders to remove livestock from his lands that are up for sale. (...)

Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

 Edie Hurrel (11) from Adare with Ziggy, an Italian greyhound during a protest for animal welfare outside  Leinster House, Dublin on Thursday.  Photo Gareth Chaney/Collins

Animal welfare groups have criticised President Michael D Higgins for attending the annual Ballinasloe Horse Fair, saying he should feel “ashamed” for(...)

 Sean Gallagher said the presidency should be as ‘transparent as possible because after all, it is taxpayer’s money’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has listed the directorships of four different companies as his main occupation in a declaration to the Standard(...)

Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A family, including six children, was brought by gardaí to sleep at a Co Galway hospital last week as they were unable to access emergency accommodati(...)

 Coombe hospital: the bishops have no say in any maternity hospital in the State. None are run by the church. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Agitation over the Catholic bishops Code of Ethical Standards for Healthcare in recent weeks was greatly exaggerated. Relevant healthcare facilities (...)

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