County Westmeath

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Schools are to be equipped with new energy-efficient windows, heating systems, lights and renewable technologies under a new pilot project. Photograph: iStock

Seventeen older schools are to be transformed into top-rated energy-efficient buildings this year as part of pilot programme to be extended across hun(...)

Becky Loftus Dore: she cautions  people against choosing surrogacy in Ireland unless a family member or close friend has agreed to be the surrogate

A Fine Gael local election candidate has spoken of how she decided to become a surrogate for her friends. Becky Loftus Dore from Killucan, Co Westmea(...)

Paddy Tully (centre flat cap) keeps an eye on the prices at the mart in Granard, Co Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

It is at sleepy crossroads such as Ballinalee that Leo Varadkar faces some of his toughest challenges. Situated between Granard and Longford town, th(...)

In Dublin, a male motorcyclist in his 40s died at about 7am on Monday in a single-vehicle collision at Whitestown Way in Tallaght. Photograph: Tom Honan

Five people were killed in four incidents on the roads over the St Patrick’s Day bank holiday weekend, continuing the trend of rising fatalities since(...)

Gardaí and Westmeath fire service on the M6 near Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/Irishphotodesk.ie

One motorist has been killed and several others injured in a five-car crash on the M6 motorway, near Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath. The driver of one of th(...)

Bog butter found in Muckanagh, Co Mayo, dated to AD 775 to 895, and with its wooden container and leather wrap. Image copyright of the National Museum of Ireland

The tradition of using bogs to keep butter edible dates back over 3,500 years, according to a new study. It reveals the practice dates back to at le(...)

In Galway city all family law cases were held on the same day with criminal cases in other courts in the courthouse.

Childcare cases are being heard in overcrowded and “severely overworked” courts alongside criminal cases, in sometimes dilapidated courthouses without(...)

Two people have died and a woman has been injured following three separate traffic incidents in Co Westmeath, Co Kilkenny and Co Cavan. A male pedes(...)

The incident happened at about 5.30pm on the N55 at Tubberclare near Glasson, just outside Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A 39-year-old man has died after the car he was driving collided with a pick-up truck in Co Westmeath on Friday evening. The incident happened at ab(...)

With most women needing more than one pack and many also needing painkillers a woman’s 13 periods cost more than €100 per year. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

In a scene from I, Daniel Blake, Katie, a young, single mother visits a food bank and, while picking up some vegetables and other staples, asks if the(...)

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