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Jim Clancy who suffered a life-changing fall in 2012: “Most of us learn as babies to perambulate. We don’t ever have to think about such a basic, but complex, task again. Walking is just taken for granted.” Photograph: Donal O’Connell

Recently I walked the Sheep’s Head Way. There is nothing remarkable, you may say, about a healthy, able-bodied, middle-aged man completing a 92km tra(...)

Charleville CBS primary school. Image: Google Maps

Parents of pupils attending a dilapidated primary school in Co Cork have backed the principal’s threat not to reopen after Easter without a firm commi(...)

Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin.

A former Army officer who groomed and sexually abused two teenage boys during the 1990s has been refused extra time to appeal his 11-year sentence. T(...)

Gardaí in Cork have arrested a man in his 30s for questioning following the discovery and seizure of €70,000 worth of drugs when they stopped a car in the suburbs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí in Cork have arrested a man in his 30s for questioning following the discovery and seizure of € 70,000 worth of drugs when they stopped a car i(...)

Gigabit connectivity has been installed in 13 co-working hubs to date now. Photograph: iStock

Vodafone and Siro, the company in which it is a joint venture partner with the ESB, have expanded their high-speed connectivity presence to three new (...)

Catholic schools still account for 90 per cent of primary schools across the State. Photograph: iStock

More than 100 Catholic primary schools have closed over the past decade while the number of multidenominational primary schools has jumped by almost 5(...)

John McCarthy, who was in his late 50s, drowned when he fell into the sea when returning to his trawler. File image:  Dara Mac Donaill

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in the west Cork town of Castletownbere was cancelled as a mark of respect to a local fisherman who lost his life when he (...)

Dramatic changes over a short time frame can have profound effects on the psyche of a nation. Illustration: Sorcha O’Higgins

In a city defined by its Georgian architecture, Dublin’s most iconic landmark is an unlikely hero of aesthetics. Poised on a finger of land that enclo(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, attends a protest next to Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on March 8th. The sign reads ‘School strike for the climate’. Photograph: Ilze Filks/Reuters

Thousands of Irish students are joining a global protest for action to tackle climate change on Friday which will see public gatherings staged at more(...)

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