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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a particul(...)

Offaly 0-16 Westmeath 0-11 Offaly continued their encouraging early season form with a deserved win over Westmeath in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final at O(...)

Oisín O’Sullivan, Desmond College, Limerick, with his iScope at the Cook Medical stand at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The stethoscope, an essential medical device to assess breathing and heartbeat, was developed in the 19th century and has changed remarkably little si(...)

Obton and Shannon Energy intend spending €300 million over three years on building solar farms that will generate up to 500MW of electricity.

Danish group Obton and Irish company Shannon Energy plan to spend €300 million building plants that will generate electricity from solar power in the(...)

At Tuam the fifth interim report found that scientific analysis on underground chambers  'suggests that at least some of the chambers in which human remains were found were at some stage used to receive sewage'.

Publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report could be delayed due to its exceptional length The document is on(...)

The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, where what it is believed to be the State’s first baby of the year was born. Photograph: David Sleator

A girl believed to be the State’s first baby of the year, and the decade, was born at 12 minutes past midnight in Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital. Victori(...)

Kate Owens (36), who suffocated her baby boy, was an “exemplary prisoner”, according to the Catholic chaplain. Photograph: David Sleator

Two women who received death sentences for murder were later released from prison into the care of religious orders, according to State papers from th(...)

The HSE said that as of the end of October, 14,550,922 home support hours were delivered nationally to 51,404 people. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has “failed” to deliver on its promises, Fianna Fáil has said, after new figures show the HSE is behind its target for the provision of(...)

Edwards exposed himself in the vicinity of a child in Penney’s on O’Connell Street.  .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónail

A man who was caught in possession of child pornography after being arrested for exposing his genitals near a child has been given a suspended sentenc(...)

Na Fianna manager Dessie Farrell will take over from Jim Gavin as Dublin boss. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin have appointed Dessie Farrell as manager of the county footballers. He succeeds Jim Gavin, who stepped down after leading the county to an hist(...)

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