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Affluence disparities in Ireland  are most stark in large urban areas, with the greatest gap in Dublin. While Dublin 2, described as “very affluent” scores 22.5, Darndale on the northside of the capital is “very disadvantaged” and scores -21.5, a gap of 44 points on the scale. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The concentration of rural poverty around small towns across the State is laid bare in the latest national deprivation index, published on Thursday by(...)

The Dublin 2 district Mansion House B, which encompasses Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square is described as “very affluent”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leafy Dublin 2 is the most affluent area in Ireland, while St Mary’s Park in Limerick city is the most disadvantaged, data published on Thursday will (...)

Inside a property searched by the Criminal Assets Bureau: Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí and the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) have carried out a series of raids targeting an organised crime operation based in Cabra, Dublin and seize(...)

Irish Rail staff picket at Connolly Station Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of rail passengers are experiencing disruption today as staff at Irish Rail stage a second all-day strike. No Dart, commuter or inte(...)

A shot was fired at gardaí during a pursuit of a number of young men in Kildare on Monday night. Photograph: Frank Miller

Detectives are continuing to question three men after a shot was fired at gardaí by a suspected burglarly gang during a pursuit in Kildare. A black (...)

Pembroke’s Alan Sothern:  the Olympian’s double make it nine goals for the campaign. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Alan Sothern’s two-goal haul saw Pembroke usher in their new Serpentine Avenue turf in style with an excellent 3-1 win over Banbridge, inflicting a fi(...)

Tony Hanlon has been head gardener at Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare,  for more than 30 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times
30 years a-growing in Kildare

Tony Hanlon, the head gardener for more than 30 years at Killashee Hotel in Kildare is a quiet, stocky figure with compassionate eyes and sh(...)

Trinity college student Dillon Hennessy, from Ranelagh: ‘I don’t think the allegations are entirely relevant to young people in Ireland.’

Trinity College Dublin Matt Wrafter, Tullamore, Co Offaly The Harvey Weinstein scandal shows how a man in a position of power can go for so long get(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe during a media briefing on the tracker mortgage scandal. Photograph:  Collins

The behaviour of the banks has caused people to take their own lives, a solicitor who settled a tracker mortgage case last month has claimed. Ballyh(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: The full case study into the Millfield Manor fire in Kildare was not published following legal advice from the AG, according to briefing notes prepared for Mr Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A report providing guidelines for homes with fire-safety defects was altered by the Department of Housing, following advice from the Attorney General.(...)

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