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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Newcastle West 1-11 Oola 0-8 Oola’s wait for their first Limerick senior football title since 1979 continues following a lacklustre performance as Ne(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

President Michael D Higgins: will become the first serving president to deliver the oration which takes place on the nearest Sunday to August 22nd, the date that Michael Collins was killed in a republican ambush in 1922. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

President Michael D Higgins will give the oration at this year’s Béal na Bláth commemoration in Co Cork to mark the death of Michael Collins in the Ci(...)

Bright Light Studio Fermoy Dance School with Luxe dancing at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Cork City. Photograph: Clare Keogh

DUBLIN Many native Dubliners are ambivalent about the St Patrick’s Day parade. Many have seen it so many times before. Others associate(...)