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Portlaoise Educate Together National School, which has more than 400 pupils, told parents over the weekend that the school will close and lessons will take place online on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP

A primary school in Co Laois has closed on advice from public health authorities due to an outbreak of 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Portlaoise Edu(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said public health authorities rather than schools should decide when schools should close. Photograph: Maxwells

Schools will not close early before Christmas because they remain safe places for children despite a number of recent high-profile Covid-19 outbreaks,(...)

Support for start-ups will allow those that thrive to make a huge contribution to Ireland’s recovery. Photograph: iStock

We’ve all heard the old saying “Lies, damn lies and statistics”. It’s certainly true that statistics sometimes conceal as much as they reveal. A case (...)

The Gleesk Viaduct which is part of the proposed greenway will require repair.  Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

An Bord Pleanála’s approval for a 32km Ring of Kerry greenway on a disused railway line between Glenbeigh and Renard near Cahersiveen has been warmly (...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

Parca road-safety campaign group was responding to details of the low rate of conviction contained in information released by the Courts Service via the Department of Justice. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda members working to prosecute people driving without licences would be “very demoralised” by revelations that just 4 per cent of cases reaching t(...)

Two  students remain in hospital after they got into difficulty on a river in Co Kerry at the weekend. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 20-year-old University of Limerick (UL) student is in a critical condition in hospital after she and a fellow student got into difficulty while kaya(...)

A general view in Glencuttane, near Killorglin, Co Kerry. Photograph: Google Street View

The man who died in a house fire near Killorglin, Co Kerry has been named locally as Michael Sheehan. Aged in his 60s, he lived alone in the bungalow (...)

Holly Davis: the 14-year-old Cork girl,  one of four Ireland crews to win at the Home Internationals, is a remarkable talent

Holly Davis, the 14-year-old Cork girl who won gold in the junior single sculls at the Home International Regatta last weekend – by almost 12 seconds(...)

View going down Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohill  in Co Kerry. Photograph: iStock

As Ireland celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966, Myles Kinsella, a UCD student, set off alone for an ascent of Ireland’s highe(...)

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