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Declan Homan leaving the Four Courts  after he was awarded  damages following his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A van driver who claimed he hurt his back when a mattress he was delivering was lifted by a gust of wind into the air, draggging him four metres, has (...)

Dean Rock: “Any opportunity that I possibly get I’m going to try to play for Dublin.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

There was a time when the name Dean Rock looked like it might get filed away in a dusty folder marked ‘forgotten’. Talent wasn’t so much the issue – (...)

An Garda Síochána has confirmed it is investigating the ‘sudden death of an infant in Birr, Co Offaly’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the death of a baby whose body was found in the boot of a car in Co Offaly last month. The baby was stillborn and its death(...)

Bishop Denis Nulty. File photo.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Catholic diocese has defended its decision to allow a doctor to address a First Communion preparation Mass on her anti-abortion views. Dr Deirdre (...)

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(...)

Broadcasting deal  with Sky it runs until the end of the 2021 championship. Photograph: Inpho

Time was, when we used to talk about looking forward to the start of the championship, it was safe to assume we were talking in the abstract. I mean, (...)

TJ Reid: series of impressive performances helped drive new-look Kilkenny to another league title. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s only two years ago that TJ Reid balked at comparisons between himself and Henry Shefflin, his club mate and former Kilkenny colleague. “I’ll nev(...)

An immersive experience at the Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Observatory in Greenwich, London. Photograph: © National Maritime Museum, London

Travel broadens the mind, and what better way to see the big picture than a trip away to learn more about the Universe. If your journey takes you to L(...)

The Government continues to subsidise peat-fired electricity, which is one of the most ineffective and polluting ways of producing electricity. Photograph: Picasa

The Government’s climate credentials have again been called into question by new figures showing that as recently as 2016 it was still providing milli(...)

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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