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Cathy Anne and Paul Bell outside The Brewery Tap, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

As rumours swirl around much of the midlands on Friday regarding Covid-19 lockdowns, Brian Cloonan takes delivery of nine pallets of Christmas decorat(...)

John Betjeman: his transfer back to London after three years as press attaché at the British consular mission in Dublin was front-page news. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Getty Images

‘The Irish Press reviews are good”, the future British poet laureate John Betjeman told the London book publisher Hamish Hamilton in September 1942. H(...)

A portion of the drugs seizure. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Three people have been charged after gardaí allegedly discovered more than €500,000 worth of drugs having received reports of suspicious activity. Re(...)

Passengers check in for a flight at Melbourne Airport in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday. Photograph: Bloomberg

An Irish couple stranded in a hostel in Australia say they have spent nearly €5,000 on flights homes only to have them cancelled. Colm Cahill (25) an(...)

Residents of Springfield, Clonlara, Co Clare, were moved from their homes and around 7,000 sandbags and pumping stations were delivered to ten houses in the village. Photograph: David Raleigh.

Houses in a Co Clare village have been evacuated as the flooded river Shannon swept around their homes and threatened to burst its banks in other part(...)

On location: Waterford Greenway, which features in the Ireland’s Ancient East strand of Fáilte Ireland’s new ‘Keep Discovering’ ad campaign

Fáilte Ireland may have been busy lately preparing its €6 million marketing blitz to ramp up staycation revenues, but February’s miserable weather has(...)

Sliabh Liag in Co Donegal, one of the locations featured in Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Keep Discovering’ campaign.

Fáilte Ireland is spending €6 million on a major new advertising campaign to encourage Irish people to holiday at home. “Keep Discovering”, the natio(...)

Former Renua leader and Independent councillor John Leahy has claimed plans for a new direct-provision centre in Tullamore, Co Offaly, would discriminate against “ordinary citizens”.

The Department of Justice has denied an Offaly councillor’s claims that asylum seekers are “leapfrogging” other people on social housing lists or that(...)

A notable entry in Mary Mulvihill’s Ingenious Ireland: The Coelostat from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies which provided proof of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Maria Koutoulakis pictured with the Grubb Coelostat and Einstein Lens. Photograph: Mark Steadman

I was late for an appointment with my chiropractor when I spotted the book. It jumped out at me from a prime position on a front-window shelf of a cha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan speaking to media in Drogheda on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he has spoken with gardaí in Drogheda to offer assistance such as CCTV monitoring and additional resources in light of(...)

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