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US president Donald Trump. His controversial stance on climate change has seemingly galvanised action on the issue. File photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The US president Donald Trump is proving to be a valuable – if unlikely – asset in the fight against climate change, the head of Europe’s main climate(...)

The row between Kevin “Boxer” Moran (left), the current Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, and his predecessor in the post Sean Canney (right) over who should hold it for third year has been unseemly and destabilising.
An unseemly tussle

The dispute between two members of the Independent Alliance over which of them should be a junior minister is a reminder of just how flimsy the Govern(...)

Helen O’Gorman with an address at Newtown Lawns, Mullingar, Co Westmeath appeared at Longford District Court on Friday morning. Image: Google Street View

A former Co Longford primary school principal has been charged with fraudulently deceiving the Department of Education of €450,000 by overstating the (...)

Adam Byatt, Aveen Bannon, Pamela Flood, and Ross Golden-Bannon

There’s an old saying that you should never trust a thin chef. What, then, should we make of a cooking show fronted by a former model? “Can you make (...)

Louis was brought to a vet who found no physical injuries.

A young Yorkie dog was recently found in a zipped plastic bag in a laneway in Co Longford, the ISPCA said. The Yorkshire terrier was found in a “froz(...)

The Hidden Heartlands plans will begin with the development of a masterplan for the River Shannon area and the Beara Breifne Way.

Fáilte Ireland believes that marketing the midlands as Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands can match the success of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancien(...)

John Harrington of Kush Mussel Farm, Ardgroom, Co Cork, shows his  product to  Asian, German and Middle Eastern seafood buyers attending Bord Bia’s Marketplace International 2018.

A group of 550 professional food buyers from more than 50 countries, with an estimated €40 million to spend, will “speed date” with 185 on Irish food (...)

Vekash Khokhar at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. The space has become a lifeline for him. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Each morning for the past two months Vekash Manzoor Khokhar has set off to work in the local nursing home shortly after 6am. He knows Alice, a 93-year(...)

The grotto where 15-year-old Ann Lovett died. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A little over 34 years ago, a 15-year-old girl died after giving birth at a grotto in the small town of Granard in Co Longford on a freezing cold, wet(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

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