County Westmeath

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Waves crash over the lifeguard hut at Silver Strand in Galway during Storm Hector. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some 5,000 homes, farms and businesses are still without power this evening following Storm Hector. The storm made landfall in the early hours of Thu(...)

In band 1, covering the four Dublin local authorities as well as Cork City, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow, the maximum annual net income thresholds are €35,000 for a single person and €42,000 for a family with children.

Stringently enforced income bands in the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), based on the county in which a home is located, are “keeping people in home(...)

 Westmeath goalkeeper Kevin Fagan can’t hide his disappointment after spilling the ball into his own goal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Armagh 3-16 Westmeath 1-11 Armagh replicated their qualifier victory against Westmeath at the same venue last summer with a comfortable win on Saturd(...)

Keeping school-age children happy and occupied during the summer holidays is no simple task. For many parents, choosing a summer camp, or two, or eigh(...)

A rainfall warning has been issued for a number of areas. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scattered thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected to lead to spot flooding on Saturday, but temperatures will remain warm for the weekend, according(...)

Body & Soul festival director Avril Stanley: “Festivals are wonderful occasions, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon all rules of common decency when it comes to cleaning up after yourself.”

Every summer festivals across Ireland take over hundreds of fields, forests, beaches and places of natural beauty. Festivals are, of course, all about(...)

St Peter’s mother and baby home, Castlepollard, Co Longford. A stairs in the home led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies being taken away. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A stairs in the mother and baby home in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies(...)

Connemara Maths Academy, in Delphi Resort on the Wild Atlantic Way, attract children from all over the world.
Summer of science

Summer is coming and, with it, parents will scramble to find ways to keep the kids busy. Increasingly, parents don’t just want the children out of the(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton: this new process has ‘the potential to change the course of education in Ireland by providing a system which reflects the changing needs of families’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Parents are to be polled over the coming weeks on whether they want multi-denominational patrons to take over the running of Catholic schools. The mo(...)

 Luuc Bugter celebrates after winning the Rás by one second. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Attacking on the final lap of the finishing circuit in Skerries, Luuc Bugter (Netherlands Delta Cycling X) dramatically overcame his 10-second overnig(...)

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