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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(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon tussles for the ball with Galway’s  Eamonn Brannigan at Salthill. The two are set to face each other again at Croke Park in the Division One final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League - Division Two Down v Tipperary, Páirc Esler, Newry, 3.0 – The first of two leftover fixtures from the weather-ravag(...)

Det Supt Colm Fox: he had led many major criminal investigations, including into murders and gangland crimes. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Garda sergeants and inspectors are becoming concerned at the number of suicides in the Garda, and want a strategic plan to help reduce the number of m(...)

Dr John G Cooney: devoted his life to the care of others

Dr John G Cooney, a leading psychiatrist and former medical director of the Daughters of Charity and associate medical director of St Patrick’s Hospit(...)

Abbeylara, Co Longford. Photograph: Google Street View

An elderly woman has died following a house fire in Co Longford on Saturday evening. Gardaí from Granard are investigating the circumstances surround(...)

Drifting snow made the road at Rathmore, Co Kildare, impassable. On Friday night, Met Éireann extended its red snow-ice warning for counties Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath until 9am on Saturday.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

Unprecedented snowfalls in parts of the country have raised serious concerns that the effects of Storm Emma may force the closure of hundreds of schoo(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said decisions over whether to close will be left to individual schools. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

All schools and third-level institutions in Munster and Leinster are to close for the remainder of the week. Minister for Education Richard Bruton an(...)

Snow clearing at Bracetown Business Park in Dunboyne, Co Meath during the snowfall associated with  The Beast from the East. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The weather is set to get worse before it gets better with blizzard-like conditions giving way on Sunday to milder weather. Heavy snowfall will cont(...)

A snow-covered crashed car on the M3 at Dunboyne Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

LIVE updates here The public has been asked to stay indoors from Thursday afternoon as Storm Emma descends upon the east and south of the country c(...)

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton said his department will  follow any advice over school opensings from the National Emergency Coordination Group. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Parents have been advised that schools will make individual decisions on whether to open over the coming days, The highest threat for Wednesday faces(...)

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