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You may have seen last month how Fáilte Ireland wants to create a new brand for the Midlands, following on such successes as the Wild Atlantic Way and(...)

Sligo performed particularly poorly in labour-intensive sectors such as construction and industry. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sligo has the lowest employment growth rate of any county nationwide, research by the Western Development Commission shows. The commission found that(...)

Actors working with US ‘death row’ exoneree Sunny Jacobs and partner Peter Pringle for a one-off production of The Exonerated in Galway’s Town Hall theatre this Sunday. Photograph: Lorna Siggins

A former death row inmate in the US is among participants in a play to be performed in Galway on Sunday. Instances of wrongful imprisonment and the h(...)

“The private sector is only building for the top 20 per cent of the market.” Photograph: iStock

There has been “consistent” underperformance by all local authorities in building social housing, according to new figures obtained by The Irish Times(...)

Homeless people are “quite happy to continue with the chaotic lifestyle they have”, Dublin Region Homeless Executive director Eileen Gleeson said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Volunteer groups who are only handing out food and clothing on the streets to long-term homeless people are not helping them, a senior local authority(...)

Volunteers Deborah Rodden, Christine Murphy, Sandra Taylor, Emer Curran and Damien Fagan at the food bank in Boyle. Photograph: Brian Farrell

November is Food Month in The Irish Times. You will find food-related content in all of our sections, plus reader events, competitions and l(...)

Irish Rail staff picket at Connolly Station Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of rail passengers are experiencing disruption today as staff at Irish Rail stage a second all-day strike. No Dart, commuter or inte(...)

Sharon Groarke,  Bernie Kirwan and Catherine Wallace, support nurses at Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Being diagnosed with cancer can be the biggest shock of your life and coping with treatment and recovery is often a lonely journey – even if you are s(...)

Urge to recycle? A blackbird gets set to fly off with  an empty disposable coffee cup in its beak on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin, November 2nd, 2017. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Coffee lovers could be facing a price increase for takeaway coffees, the Department of the Environment says. A new “latte levy” is being considered w(...)

Mark Nash is taken from the Bridewell Court after he was charged in October 2009 in connection with the deaths of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callinan in Grangegorman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mark Nash has opened an appeal against his conviction for killing two women in Dublin 20 years ago. Nash was found guilty in 2015 of the “cold case”(...)

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