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Scaffolding  inside St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, early in 2011, about  a year after the building was badly damaged by fire. Restoration has since been completed. File photograph: John McElroy

It will take years for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to be fully restored, according to an architect who worked on the restoration of St Mel’s Cathedr(...)

Once the rain clears away on Monday night, it will make way for glorious spring weather with temperatures of 21 degrees this weekend. File  Photograph: Eric Luke

The unseasonably cold weather of recent days is forecast to start warming up from Tuesday as temperatures across the country edge back into the teens (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will address the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference on Tuesday. Photo Garrett White/Collins

Clearer rules for Garda members being called in by the sheriff when carrying out evictions must be drawn up by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, Garda s(...)

Local-election candidate: Lekha Menon Margassery, who is running as an Independent in Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Can Irish politics become as diverse as Irish society?  In 2016 Uruemu Adejinmi got in touch with a local Longford general election candida(...)

Nigel Farage during the Brexit Party’s European Parliament elections campaign launch in Coventry. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

A few hundred people are crowded into a warehouse belonging to an industrial cleaning company, in an area called Longford in Coventry. It’s a peculiar(...)

Billy Kelleher: he is accused  of not taking the prospect of  taking  two seats in Ireland South  seriously

Fianna Fáil has issued internal orders to divide sprawling European parliament constituencies between its candidates to maximise the party vote. The (...)

John Alex Kane was warned by Mr Justice Peter Kelly that this was his ‘last chance’.

A car dealer being pursued by the Revenue for 10 years in a bid to recover a €4.97m judgment has been warned he is at “grave risk” of being jailed a t(...)

A new Immigrant Council report warns of low voter participation among migrant communities and a lack of diverse voices in the upcoming local elections. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Irish political parties must work harder to provide opportunities for people with a migrant background to get involved in politics and improve the “wo(...)

Dance act BSD have been crowned winners of Ireland’s Got Talent 2019

Amid cheers, tears and a lifetime supply of confetti, dance act BSD have been crowned winners of Ireland’s Got Talent 2019. It’s a hard fought victory(...)

 Emmett Corcoran, editor of the Democrat newspaper, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda Commissioner has undertaken not to examine or otherwise attempt to access information on the phone of a newspaper editor as part of an inves(...)

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