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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

Young Journalist of the Year Amy Molloy with the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards, John Flynn who wrote an opinion piece on scouting. Photograph:  Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

A student from Co Cork has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards. John Flynn from Coláiste an Chraoibhin in Fermoy picked up th(...)

The Quays at 10-12 Temple Bar Square was closed for eight days in January after an inspection by the Food Standards Authority of Ireland.

The discovery of a cockroach infestation led to a closure order being served on a well-known restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar last month while two ki(...)

Adam Mangan, a 19-year-old college student, died instantly from head injuries. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A young Offaly rugby player was killed in a farm accident involving a trailer which had a design fault, an inquest has heard. The Health & Safety(...)

Seamus Heaney at his old primary school, Anahorish, Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey

The diverse voices from John Quinn’s radio programmes now speak to us from the printed page; each describes a special place. Childhood experiences lea(...)

Religious “perceived a great injustice being done to them”. Their image of themselves “as committed Christians was shattered”. Photograph: Christian Hartmann

Pressure by politicians on religious congregations to pay half the €1.5 billion cost of compensating those abused in Catholic institutions “is immoral(...)

’Essentially, politics has to change, and quickly. Or risk alienating people altogether’

Politics is a mess. That’s a well-known fact. The young people, generally, don’t care, and the adults wish they didn’t have to. Career politics has mo(...)