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Data centres in the Republic are bolstering demand for electricity.

Data centres are helping to prop up electricity demand in the Republic, where lockdown energy consumption has fallen less than in Northern Ireland or (...)

The LÉ George Bernard Shaw (above), detained a  trawler, Miss Jacqueline II, some 290km  west of Mizen Head in West Cork early on Sunday morning. File photograph: Military.ie

The skipper of a French-registered trawler is scheduled to appear in court in West Cork on Friday after his vessel was detained by the Naval Service f(...)

The Irish Naval Service has detained a French-registered vessel off the southwest coast on Sunday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty/AFP

The Irish Naval Service has detained a French-registered vessel off the southwest coast on Sunday for an alleged breach of fishing regulations. The L(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley says efforts need to be redoubled and ‘the Richard Bruton ethos’ must be retained within the next administration. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

To ensure power supply across Ireland on a 24/7 basis is an immense requirement resting on EirGrid’s shoulders. To do it at a time of transition in th(...)

Visitors queue outside the  Louvre museum in Paris after staff ended coronavirus walkout following  two days of closure.  Photograph: Philippe Lopez/ AFP

The Republic’s second confirmed case of coronavirus, announced on Tuesday night, has focused minds on the measures that might have to be taken to limi(...)

A tourist wear a protective mask as she walks in front of the Trevi Fountain downtown Rome,  Italy. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

Italy’s health authorities said on Tuesday they may set up a new quarantine red zone to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Europe’s worst-hit (...)

The video, which lasts for just under two minutes, features the Taoiseach seated on what might be a bar stool in what looks like heaven’s waiting room answering questions.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar or his handlers hoped the video just released – or dropped – on Twitter in which he answers what he says are the most fr(...)

Napoleon Bonaparte  crossing the Alps by  Jacques-Louis David: Photograph: The Art Archive/Musée du Chateau de Versailles/Dagli Orti (A)

Napoleon Bonaparte left a trail of death and destruction across Europe, yet in France his name remains synonymous with glory. More than a million peop(...)

Daniel Stewart ahead of the pack during his cycling days

I still remember my first counsellor’s appointment. “I’m Daniel, good to meet ya.” January is Health Month in The Irish Times. Throughout (...)

The Luas passing over O'Connell Bridge in Dublin city. Photograph: iStock

It’s January – the month where people’s lives return to normal after festive celebrations, reunions and fun. The time of the year when people hug thei(...)

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