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Irish Water said the water was still safe for washing but should be boiled for drinking, preparation of food and brushing teeth

Irish Water has issued a precautionary boil water notice to more than 17,000 households in south Dublin and north Wicklow. It said in a statement on(...)

 Fionnuala McCormack won’t fear the distance or opposition in Sapporo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Age: 36 Event: Marathon Club: Kilcoole AC Back-to-back European Cross Country champion in 2011-2012, McCormack has been Ireland’s most consistent d(...)

Owner John Nugent: ‘I reckon he was probably flying free around the Kilcoole area and that he came back to land somewhere close to me.’ Photograph: John Nugent

A golden eagle which was lost for over a week was found by its owner in Co Wicklow on Thursday. John Nugent, from Newcastle, said he found his 12-yea(...)

One of Gordon Snell’s topical Christmas cards

Is the practice of sending Christmas cards diminishing? My own, output and input, have dropped considerably in the past few years. Digital, text messa(...)

Drumbear Lodge Nursing Home in Co Monaghan

A Co Monaghan nursing home where 22 residents died during a coronavirus outbreak was found to be in compliance with State regulations, a new watchdog (...)

The brown booby in Greystones in Co Wicklow.  The large seabird is usually found fishing in tropical waters in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A rare tropical seabird that was found on the beach at Greystones, Co Wicklow last week has died after several days in intensive care. The brown boob(...)

The Happy Pear’s David and Stephen Flynn have just published their fourth cookbook. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It’s the first book we’ve done without handstands or topless shots.” Almost 20 years since the perennially popular twins behind the Happy Pear vegan (...)

Six new secondary schools are to be established in the greater Dublin area in September 2020. Photograph: iStock

Educate Together and the State-run Education and Training Boards (ETBs) have been awarded the patronage of six new secondary schools that are to be es(...)

The first four areas to be serviced  will be the areas around the cities of Limerick, Kilkenny and Galway, and around Carrigaline, south of Cork city.

The first 35 areas to be served with high-speed broadband under the National Broadband Plan have been revealed at a private industry meeting. The loc(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has invited parents to help select patron bodies for new secondary schools in the greater Dublin area. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

The Islamic Foundation of Ireland is seeking to become the patron body of a new State-funded secondary school due to open in west Dublin next year. W(...)

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