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 Moyagh Murdock, CEO of the Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Road Safety Authority is calling for a 30km/h speed limit in the Republic’s towns and cities and around schools. As well as protecting pedestrian(...)

Connacht’s coach Pat Lam celebrates with skills coach Dave Ellis after the province’s Pro12 victory over Munster at  The Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: Inpho

GERRY THORNLEY This truly felt momentous, seismic even. In front of a record, near 8,000 sell-out, Saturday night at the Sportsground witnessed not (...)

Jet race: Tesla Model S

Boeing versus electric car Can a Tesla Model S beat a Qantas Boeing 737-800? On a runway at Avalon Airport, southwest of Melbourne, Australia, the uni(...)

Matt Healy: switches to fullback in the absence of Tiernan O’Halloran. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Grenoble v Connacht Challenge Cup quarter-final Stade des Alpes, 8.05pm (Irish time) Live BT Sport Europe Connacht just can’t stop hogging th(...)

I remember having a can of Tesco lager while living in Edinburgh, and kind of broke, in my early 20s, and thinking it was the most amazing, thirst-quenching drink ever

Was it the beer or the occasion? This is the question that is posed in Beer Trip to Llandudno, a short story by Kevin Barry, when a group of men fr(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: The SNP leader is among the most vocal proponents of the EU. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

When the UK last held a referendum on Europe in 1975, more than two-thirds of English voters wanted to remain in the then European Community. Support (...)

Brown Thomas said  the store had ‘received many compliments from the public’ on its 1916 display.

Was it for a Marni polka dot skirt costing €1,590 or a ruched long sleeve dress by JW Anderson (€1,075) that the wild geese spread their grey wing on (...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates a try against Munster in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final. “It was  as seamless a performance as Leinster have ever produced.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby has changed but Leinster versus Munster has a permanency to it. Even considering all that’s happened in recent seasons, it should still be the g(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam during training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Leinster. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Never in their history has there been a game quite like it. Sure, Connacht have played Leinster in front of full houses at the Sportsground before, bu(...)

In Austria, Switzerland and Belgium, fees are usually less than €1,000 a year, while they are mostly free in Scotland, Sweden and Germany.

Almost 1,500 third-level students from Ireland in receipt of State-funded grants are studying in colleges abroad. Under the Department of Education’s(...)

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