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Beef cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish meat industry is committed to playing its role in the achievement of Ireland’s climate action targets at the same time as finding new higher(...)

Children with disabilities are up to three times more likely to be bullied and up six times more likely to experience violence than their peers, according to research. Photograph: iStock

Children with disabilities are up to three times more likely to be bullied and up six times more likely to experience violence than their peers, accor(...)

 The teddy bear project  was the brainchild of Pieta House volunteer Mick Ryan. St Vincent’s Bridge,  Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

A charity and a man whose son died by suicide have teamed up to place teddy bears with messages of hope on every major bridge in Cork city. The proje(...)

Slaney Foods in Bunclody, Co Wexford, said it was operating at a ‘significantly reduced capacity’. File photograph: iStock

A meat processing plant in Co Wexford has confirmed 42 cases of Covid-19 following screening of all staff last Friday. Slaney Foods in Bunclody said(...)

Michael Hoey playing in the 2019 Northern Ireland Open at  Galgorm Castle. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho/Presseye

It’s a bit like that old gag, about waiting an age for a bus and then two come along together: this week’s feast is one, however, that will have to be(...)

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(...)

The scene near where human remains were found at Ballyandrew, near Ferns Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Gardaí investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in a ditch in Co Wexford are hoping a postmortem examination will clarify whether or not the woma(...)

Equality legislation, according to a report written by social policy expert Brian Harvey, has ‘almost completely’ failed to protect Travellers from discrimination.

There is an “overwhelming need” for the education system to “prove its relevance” to Travellers, a report on the community in Co Wexford finds. It id(...)

Some commuter services between towns in the east and Dublin, could be put out to the market in 2021. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has warned of potential public transport strikes over new proposals to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of s(...)

The truth to be faced up to is that each of us is or will be affected by disability, either personally or through a loved one. More than 56,000 people will become disabled in Ireland in the year ahead. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The 2017 budget is the fourth since the ending of the recession. There are 600,000 disabled people and their families. They are citizens of this count(...)

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