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Sligo performed particularly poorly in labour-intensive sectors such as construction and industry. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sligo has the lowest employment growth rate of any county nationwide, research by the Western Development Commission shows. The commission found that(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath celebrates with Philip Mahony after victory over Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For Philip Mahony the dying weeks of 2017 will offer no let-up on a hectic year. On Sunday the Waterford wing-back was prominent, as his club Ballygun(...)

A national survey of childcare facilities has found that full-day fees have increased by an average of €7. Photograph: iStock

Early years childcare has become more expensive across the country and there are fewer places available, a new study has shown. A national survey of (...)

Ballygunner joint captains Pauric Mahony and Shane Walsh raise the trophy after their Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Final win over De La Salle last week. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s only a Munster quarter-final, but Sunday’s clash between Thurles Sarsfields and Ballygunner in Walsh Park has the sense of something more signifi(...)

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack points to the eye of the Ophelia storm during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has extended a red level wind warning to the whole country as Ireland braces itself for the arrival of Hurricane Ophelia, ahead of what is(...)

Former Labour Party TD Michael McNamara. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Labour Party TD for Clare Michael McNamara has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving and obstructing a garda. At Killaloe District (...)

A picture from Facebook of John Joyce (21) of Ennis, county Clare who was fatally stabbed in England on Thursday.

Police in England are investigating the murder of an Irishman (21) who was fatally stabbed in Wolverhampton on Thursday night. The dead man has not (...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell after the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tipperary 0-28 Clare 3-16 All-Ireland champions Tipperary head into Monday morning’s draw for this year’s semi-final with their forwards in cracking (...)

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan celebrates the win over Cork with selectors John Madden and Conor Stakelum. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tipperary manager Mick Ryan’s primary response to Saturday’s quarter-final win was one of relief, a sentiment compounded by the following day’s news t(...)

Cork and Limerick in action in the Munster senior hurling final of 2014 in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On the weekend of its reopening it’s not widely appreciated that Páirc Uí Chaoimh created Cork as a modern hurling venue for the county during the pas(...)

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