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 Deirdre Jacob’s parents,  Michael and Bernadette,   at Naas Garda Station, Co Kildare, during an appeal to the public marking the 20th anniversary of Deirdre’s disappearance. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Michael and Bernie Jacob have clung to it for 20 years. Hope. There was a chance, even if it was just a slither, that their daughter Deirdre would tur(...)

Deirdre Jacob’s parents, Bernadette and Michael, at home in Newbridge in 1999. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man who served a lengthy prison sentence for a violent crime against a woman is the chief suspect for the murder of Deirdre Jacob. The Co Kildare w(...)

Participants in the ‘Leadership for Life’ conference at Maynooth University: standing from left, Karina Tropman, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, DeAlbert Shepherd, New York, Ashling Dunphy, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, and Callum Maxwell, Oldcastle, Co Meath; front row from left, Liadh Hennessy, Ballineen, Co Cork, Fergal Flood, Monaghan and Rebecca Battle, Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The young people of today . . . ” is a sentence that rarely ends well. It usually signals a rant about teenagers’ obsession with technology, abuse o(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

ATM skimming devices were used in Kildare and Blanchardstown earlier this week. File photograph: Getty Images

Two men appeared in court on Saturday afternoon charged in connection with the possession and use of ATM skimming devices in Kildare and Blanchardstow(...)

Items seized by gardaí in connection with the use of a skimming device at an ATM. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Two men have been arrested in connection with the use of a “skimming” device on an ATM machine. Skimming devices are attached to bank machines in ord(...)

Once they have killed and gutted a deer, poachers mark the location with GPS for later collection. File photograph: Getty Images

Wildlife criminals, including deer poachers and gangs capturing wild birds for sale abroad, “are pillaging the countryside”, according to the senior g(...)

Leah Kelly’s hat resembled a gust of wind blowing through feathers with a mélange of floating quills, according to its creator Derek Montgomery, a milliner based in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Ladies Day is not for the faint hearted nor the light of pocket. A queue of hopefuls assembled in the early afternoon sunshine at the RDS, one more el(...)

Neil Jordan and Director of the NLI, Dr Sandra Collins, with material from the donation at The National Library of Ireland (NLI). Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

As an aspiring writer before he became a film director, Neil Jordan haunted the National Library of Ireland’s reading room in Kildare Street, Dublin. (...)

Georgia Anne Callan, from Ardclough in Co Kildare. Photograph via RIP.ie

The family of a four-year-old girl who drowned in Spain last month has urged mourners to wear bright colours to her funeral. Georgia Anne Callan, fro(...)

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