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Knockdrin: the 19th-century neo-Gothic house sits on more than 400ha (1,000ac) near Mullingar

Given the disaster that was country-estate sales last year, it’s no surprise that January has brought with it a substantial price drop for the Co West(...)

The planetary transit method works through observing the tiny, tell-tale dimming of starlight in a regular, repeating pattern, which can be explained by an exoplanet repeatedly orbiting in front of its host star

The first exoplanets – planets that lie beyond our solar system – were discovered in 1992. Since then 3,946 more have been identified. But how many of(...)

After his military career was over, Laval Nugent dedicated his time to aquiring and restoring ancient castles in Croatia and collecting fine art.

It’s not every day that you hear a man from Westmeath led an army of 8,000 Austrian soldiers deep into southern Italy to depose a Frenchman. Yet it’s (...)

In particualr, children in commuter-belt areas are seeing longer journeys to school, earlier in the morning, than previous years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rising numbers of schoolchildren are leaving home earlier in the morning for long commutes, or to access early-morning school activities such as sport(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone making a statement on the Tuam mother-and-baby home in October 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said that the Government could have refused a request from the commission investigating mother-and-baby ho(...)

The longest delays were in the southeast of the country: almost 23,000 children and adolescents are waiting on an appointment. File photograh: Getty Images

Tens of thousands of children are languishing on dental waiting lists, many “suffering through pain and infections”, Fianna Fáil’s health spokesman St(...)

Senior Government figures remain adamant  they will not concede to the nurses’ demands, citing the upfront cost and the belief it would spell the end of the public sector pay agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

Nurses will lose pay rises, increments and gains for new recruits if they go on strike, Government and union sources confirmed on Thursday, as the psy(...)

Sophie Kelly, Rachelle Biayi and Karl Fitzpatrick, from Pobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle, Dublin at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish farmers want to make their contribution to countering climate change, but would like more training on how best to reduce carbon emissions arisin(...)

Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation chairperson  Judge Yvonne Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is to seek an extension of one year before publishing its final report, which was due next mont(...)

Gerard Prendergast with his two sons.

Once again the list of contenders exceeded expectations. Year on year, without fail. The one annual sporting award which recognises the unrecognised, (...)

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