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Catholic Church documents on the handing on of the faith declare unambiguously that it is the primary responsibility of the parents and the family.   Photograph: Getty Images

In 1990, on a visit to Sweden, I met a religious sister, a member of the Dominican congregation. I was surprised to learn that they had no Catholic sc(...)

The Shannon pipeline will abstract water from the lower River Shannon at the Parteen Basin in Co Tipperary, with water treatment at the nearby village of Birdhill.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The cost of a major pipeline project aimed at increasing water supply to the Greater Dublin Area is “likely to exceed” the estimated €1.3 billion cite(...)

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly failing to stop for gardaí and fleeing across the country for 65km while driving at speeds up to in excess of 210km/h. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly failing to stop for gardaí and fleeing across the country for 65km while driving at speeds up to in exces(...)

What happens, though, to your local filling station when the great electric day dawns? Photograph: PA

It will take some time. Generally, it’s reckoned in the car world that, once a new technology is introduced, it needs about 20 to 30 years to become w(...)

Paddy Rainsford was driving a dark blue Skoda Rapid registration number 161 L98 and his intention was to drive to the Birdhill/Boher area of North Tipperary to play cards but he never arrived.

The search for a missing Co Limerick man in his 80s has been called off after a body was found. Paddy Rainsford (86) was last seen leaving his home (...)

Balfour Beatty had pleaded guilty to a breach of the  2005 Act in that it had failed to ensure appropriate safety measures or precautions were in place to protect non-employees. Photograph: iStock

A Tipperary Court has fined Balfour Beatty CLG Ltd €300,000 for breaching health and safety legislation, following an incident in which a man died. (...)

A videograb shows a garda approaching an SUV in Co Tipperary

A criminal investigation is underway after a Garda member was dragged along a road in Co Tipperary by a man in an SUV who refused to stop when gardaí (...)

The Shannon river. Following extraction and treatment, water will be piped to a termination point reservoir in Co Dublin before connecting into the greater Dublin network. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Existing water supply sources “do not have the capacity or resilience to meet future requirements of homes and businesses in Dublin and the midlands”,(...)

Cars in the flooded car park near the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill during Storm Eleanor. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for parts of the country for the early hours of Thursday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy winds, rain and flood(...)

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 (...)

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