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Student protest at Merrion Square, Dublin over third-level fees: Speakers warned of the dangers of implementing an income-contingent student loan scheme similar to the system operating in the UK. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An estimated 10,000 students marched through Dublin on Wednesday calling on the Government to fund higher education rather than introduce student loan(...)

Ryan Moore rides Minding to victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes  at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Ruby Walsh has pinpointed the Grand Steeplechase de Paris, French racing’s equivalent of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, as his next major international targ(...)

 Eilis Crawford, of Ballon, Co Carlow, leaves the High Court in Dublin. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A widow whose husband died in a “tragic accident” during construction works on the Dublin Luas line extension has settled her High Court action for €6(...)

Syed Qasim Raza from Pakistan, with Cheltenham winner Vroum Vroum Mag. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Syed Qasim Raza knew nothing about horses growing up. He was almost as surprised as his family when he suddenly developed a keen interest in horse rid(...)

Autumn-flowering chrysanthemum ‘Orange Allouise’ from Fionnuala Fallon’s garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

I’ve often admired their shaggy, autumn blooms in still life paintings by artists such as Renoir, Matisse and Mondrian. And I’ve looked at blurry phot(...)

Some of the items seized in Co Carlow and Co Kilkenny today by gardaí as part of Operation Thor. Photograph: Garda Síochána

Sixty-four people have been arrested in Co Carlow and Co Kilkenny during an extensive Garda anti-crime operation. Officers raided 29 houses and a bu(...)

 Kim Kardashian  was targeted by a team of masked robbers who put a gun to her head before making off with an estimated €10 million worth of jewels from her luxury apartment on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Kim Kardashian might not have had her jewellery stolen in Ireland – not if you believe Enda Kenny. The Taoiseach was speaking at an event announcing(...)

Ghost estate: A new so-called “repair and leasing scheme” will be tried out on a pilot basis over the next six months in Carlow and Waterford and will be rolled out nationally thereafter. The scheme is designed to bring vacant and unused houses back into use.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is to provide almost €200 million in the coming years for schemes that will see councils and housing bodies buy or lease derelict homes(...)

 Netwatch chief executive David Walsh said the company plans to create 30 jobs before the end of the year. Photograph: John T Ohle

Carlow-based Netwatch is set to create up to 85 jobs in the coming year as it starts its programme of expansion following a €20 million investment. (...)

The number of microbreweries in Ireland has exploded in the past five years - growing from 15 in 2012 to over 90 this year. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s first ever degree programme in the art of brewing and distilling will aid an expanding indigenous industry “crying out for graduates”, the c(...)

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