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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology could face a financial penalty of €475,000. Photograph: Murray O Laoire Architects

How are our universities and colleges performing? For the past two years, the Higher Education Authority has been trying to answer that question. Th(...)

Niall Merriman: “I needed about 60 pints of blood in the surgery. I’m told it was enough to fill a normal person three times over.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Medical experts have appealed to members of the public to give blood over the coming days as supplies are in danger of reaching critically low levels(...)

The decision to withhold funding from some third-level institutions will be controversial given that the three colleges which face penalties are in financially vulnerable positions as they struggle to cope with cuts in State funding and rising student numbers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Three colleges which have performed poorly in a new assessment process for the higher education sector face financial penalties running into hundreds (...)

Some 208 houses in Cruise Park, Tyrrelstown are likely to be sold after a so-called vulture firm acquired the development loan for the estate. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dozens of families facing eviction from their homes in Tyrrelstown west Dublin will meet public representatives tonight to see if steps can be taken t(...)

Joseph Rafferty was gunned down in 2005 as he made his way to work. Photograph: Gary Ashe /Allpix

A 29-year-old man was shot dead at close range by a gunman as he made his way to work 11 years ago, an inquest heard on Wednesday. Joseph Rafferty (2(...)

Dr Khaled Alotaibi at the South Circular Road mosque. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Islamic scholar who is visiting Dublin, and has been described as extremist by two leading Irish Muslims, has said he “always encourages young peo(...)

William Moran (76) is suing Fingal County Council over the incident which happened on December 8th, 2010, at Sheepmore Grove, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A pensioner has told the High Court he broke his leg after slipping on an allegedly badly-repaired footpath while clearing snow and ice from outside a(...)

“I am not in favour of banning foreign preachers but I am in favour of being very careful about bringing foreign speakers to speak to Muslims in Ireland,” said Shaykh Dr Umar Al Qadri (pictured). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Muslim cleric has called on all foreign Muslim scholars visiting Ireland to sign a declaration condemning extremism before they are allowed to preac(...)

Migrants near Miratovac, Serbia. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Refugees from Syria and elsewhere who come to Ireland under a European Union refugee programme should be sent to towns and cities where they have the (...)

Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger, who lives in Blanchardstown, said: “My car was broken into before Christmas. That’s a regular feature and people don’t even report it.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Politicians in some rural areas had “jumped on the bandwagon” with claims that rural crime was worsening faster than urban crime as an electioneering (...)

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