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People from Athenry have demonstrated in support of Apple’s plans to invest in the town on several occasions in the past couple of years.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Apple, the company at the heart of the legal challenge, was silent following the outcome of the ruling on Thursday by Mr Justice Paul McDermott. The U(...)

Independent Alliance members Shane Ross, Finian McGrath and John Halligan at Government Buildings after the budget. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent Alliance Ministers have claimed credit for a number of key budget announcements, insisting it had to fight Fine Gael for their inclusion. (...)

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton was  urged to implement the findings of an Oireachtas report which says grants should be made available to eligible students attending private colleges. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of students from less well-off families who attend private third-level colleges in Ireland should be entitled to grants, an Oireachtas commit(...)

Brendan Behan letter: the writer sent a note to Conradh na Gaeilge from what is now Theatre Royal Stratford East, the producer Joan Littlewood’s London theatre

A letter from Brendan Behan, a ballot paper with Michael Collins among the candidates, and correspondence relating to Douglas Hyde, Patrick Pearse and(...)

The total homeless population in August this year was 8,270, compared with 8,160 in July and 6,611 in August last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children across the State has risen above 3,000 for the first time, latest figures from the Department of Housing show. The m(...)

Bord na Móna’s exit from peat, including making briquettes, had to be carefully planned, head of business transformation Joe Lane said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The semi-State energy company Bord na Móna has defended its plan to continue using peat for electricity generating up to 2030 in spite of its impact i(...)

Stephen Rochford: is expected to confirm he will remain with Mayo for a third year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Just two counties have yet to appoint football managers for 2018. A number of appointments made this week have filled most of the remaining vacancie(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy battles with Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea. Next summer brings the promise of more top-drawer clashes between the country’s top eight sides. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo heartbroken. Dublin history-makers. What a final, the standard of Gaelic football is better than ever. Over the concluding eight weekends of thi(...)

Students at St Cronans Boys’ National School, Bray, Co Wicklow, taking part in a Music Generation class. From left: Tutor Tim Doyle, Casey Earls, Ultan Moran, Ronan Hogan, Luke Shiel, Christopher Jensen and Alex Coogan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The old Lynyrd Skynyrd standard Sweet Home Alabama is a rewarding song for aspiring young guitarists to tackle. Built around a basic three-chord struc(...)

Catriona and John Carley with children Maebh (8) and Emily (10).  Photograph: Sean Dunne

Brexit is one of the greatest issues facing farming families in Ireland, according to concerned farmers who visited the Ploughing Championships in Co (...)

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