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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(...)

National Library director Sandra Collins with actor Rory Dignam playing the role of Sebastian Dangerfield, the protagonist of Donleavy’s novel The Ginger Man. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There are many stories surrounding the writing and publication of The Ginger Man, JP Donleavy’s great novel about student life in postwar Dublin in th(...)

The house extension.

It’s a truism that one of the things you can never change about your home is its aspect. So how do you add a sunny south-facing extension to a dark-i(...)

The patron bodies for 12 new primary schools will all be non-denominational or multidenominational in nature.

Multi-denominational patrons have been selected for 12 new commuter belt primary schools due to open in September in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath a(...)

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