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This is not the actual rat seen in the Dáil bar.

The Oireachtas members’ bar and the visitors’ bar have both been closed for the day after a large rat was seen on the premises. The rat was spotted b(...)

In a Word . . .

Bless my sweet soul but I nearly fell out of my standing the other day when I came across this latest piece of bumpf from Fáilte Ireland about my own (...)

An Oireachtas committee is currently investigating the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

David McCourt, the chief executive of the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), has refused an invitation to appear before the Oirea(...)

Sheep farmers protest in Athleague. Photograph: ICSA

Sheep farmers have said they will resume pickets at meat factories if they continue to receive below the cost of production for spring lambs. A prot(...)

Padraig Griffin at the launch online of his research, and that of other local historians,  marking the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

For almost 40 years, retired schoolteacher Padraig Griffin has been documenting and researching those from Leitrim who died in the first World War. W(...)

Tom Jordan (left) celebrating the 2,000th episode of Fair City with colleagues Sarah MacDowall, Jim Bartley and Tony Tormey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tributes have been paid to Fair City actor Tom Jordan, following his death on Saturday. Jordan, who grew up in Marino in north Dublin, had played Cha(...)

Sherry Perreault, head of ethics and lobbying regulations at the Standards in Public Office Commission,  called on the Government to introduce changes giving the regulator additional powers to impose fines to tackle post-employment breaches.

The State’s public office watchdog has secured its first conviction under the country’s four-year-old lobbying law over the late filing of returns on (...)

Ian Duhig with brothers Kevin (left) and Adrian and sister Geraldine in about 1962

Ian Duhig’s parents emigrated to England in the 1950s in search of a better life. In this essay, he looks at growing up IN London under the influen(...)

The Diverse Neighbourhoods report, published on Wednesday by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), found little evidence of segregated communities or disadvantaged ethnic enclaves in Ireland.

Migrants with poor levels of English are more likely to become segregated from Irish society and live in more deprived areas with high unemployment ra(...)

The fire at the Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville led to longer-than-intended use of emergency accommodatioin. Photograph: North West Newspix

Asylum seekers living in State-funded emergency accommodation in a Co Monaghan hotel were “shipped like cattle” to Co Wexford to make way for a weddin(...)

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